Lean Thinking

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About Lean Thinking

Lean principles are becoming the standard for operational leadership and management. Many organizations provide a platform for Lean learning and networking in various industries. We're focused on Lean in municipal government specifically.

We held the first Lean Municipal Government Forum on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Lean practitioners in municipal governments devoted the day to explore Lean applied in city departments.


Stockroom Tours

We offer free tours of the Water Stockroom Facility all year round. This is a great way to learn about inventory management and how to apply Lean (continuous improvement) thinking/principles in a warehouse environment.

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2018 MLC Lean Conference in Grand Rapids Michigan

2018 MLC Lean Conference in Grand Rapids Michigan

 

Lean Thinking in the Forestry Department

 

Lean Champion Certification: GRCC and the City of Grand Rapids

 

Lean Municipal Government Forum Promotional Video

 

Lean Municipal Government Forum Informational Video

 

Gemba Academy Grand Rapids Conclusion

The Grand Rapids Fire Department has been on a lean journey for almost a decade.

About the Process

Fire Department Daily huddle

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Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) budget visual management board

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MDI on the news

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Personal Kanban

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Performance management analytics

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Stockroom responsibility chart

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Stockroom organization

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Asset organization

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Leader Standard Work

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MLC Lean Conference 3/21/2018

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