Lean Municipal Government Forum 2017
The City of Grand Rapids, Michigan hosted the first annual Lean Municipal Government Forum on September 20, 2017. See how Grand Rapids was able to not only survive the Great Recession, but thrive in the years that followed. The event includes talks on Lean leadership, Lean philosophy, and a detailed explanation of A3 thinking and how it was used. Tours of the fire and water departments provide excellent examples of Lean in use by a municipality.
Hands-on Lean - Alen Ganic
City of Grand Rapids' Inventory and Asset Manager, Alen Ganic, shares his own personal continuous improvement journey. He explains how he and his team apply Lean principles in the departments he oversees to create higher efficiencies, cost savings, and greater employee morale.
An Introduction to A3 Thinking in Government - Captain Brad Brown
City of Grand Rapids Fire Department Captain Brad Brown presents the power of A3 Thinking. He shows how the simplicity and streamlining discipline of this process creates incredibly powerful results that save time, money, and more importantly, lives.