Portland Volunteers using Lean and Six Sigma to Improve Community

Written by Brion Hurley, Community Consulting Lead for Lean Portland For decades, the methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma have spread successfully throughout many industries, from manufacturing, hospitality, banking, utilities, aerospace, automotive, entrepreneurship, and even entertainment. In addition, sustainability and social responsibility are also becoming popular approaches within organizations. Volunteering and fundraising are common ways [...]

By |November 10th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Welsh Water tour highlights Lean applied to water treatment and customer service

The Spring 2017 Lean and Sustainable consortium tour at Welsh Water (known locally as Dwr Cymru). They are a not-for-profit water utility company located near Cardiff, Wales. The tour provided attendees with two different examples of Lean implementation within the same organization. The first part of the tour was held at their water treatment processing site at [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Can “Lean and Green” program within US EPA gain traction in Trump Administration?

In a recent US federal budget proposal, the Trump Administration revealed a 30% reduction in the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the largest percentage cut of any single department. This is not a big surprise, as they have questioned the effectiveness of the organization throughout the presidential campaign. The Trump Administration wants to get [...]

By |April 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments