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Lean Culture? It's All About the Leaders! - Part 1

Melissa Sawin, is the General Manager of Mid-Continent Engineering, a contract manufacturing company serving the defense, aerospace and healthcare industries.  She is an enthusiastic champion of continuous improvement initiatives – with 22 years of experience. 373 more words

Get some #worklifebalance by asking why.

If someone asked you to tell a real-life story about Lean process improvement, could you? We know it’s about respecting people, making improvements, and… 47 more words

Lean In The Rest Of The World

Have you been introduced to Lean?

Our King County Continuous Improvement team offers two basic ‘getting started’ classes for county employees several times a year.

Introduction to Lean gives participants an overview of Lean basics such as… 222 more words

Lean At Work In King County

Getting New Buses on the Road

How do you reduce the length of time a process takes from 67 days to 30 days? That was the question posed to a team of Vehicle Maintenance employees at a five-day Lean event focused on the process of bringing a new bus into service. 355 more words

Lean At Work In King County

Another Use for Duct Tape

Here’s a post inspired by the glut of recent football weekends. Lou Holtz, the legendary college and pro football coach offers the following advice to coaches everywhere: 535 more words

Old Lean Dude

And This Makes Sense?

When managers and supervisors go on process walks, the trust they have established (or failed to establish) among employees is crucial. T.J. Cosgrove, Community Health Services Division Director, and Sarah Hopkins, Acting Regional Health Administrator, have worked hard to establish trust among the staff they work with at the many County health clinics they supervise. 264 more words

Lean At Work In King County