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.
Lean Philosophy - Steve Kane
Gemba Academy's Customer Success Director discusses the core principles of Lean Thinking, and how they are applied from a personal level, all the way to a corporation or government level.
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.