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    Facilitator Monthly Meeting Photo

    Facilitators meet over lunch to discuss Lean Thinking techniques.

     

    WHAT'S HAPPENING?

    • 2013 - Various City staff and Mayor Heartwell have been participating in the Leaning Edge radio show, hosted by Debra Levantrosser of the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC).  Listen here , . .

     

    • 2013 - With the use of Lean, the City is successfully achieving the outcomes needed to transform City Operations and staff is now beginning to also work on Sustainable Asset Management.  The use of A3's for problem solving and for communicating recommendations for improvement has been an integral part of these successes.

     

    • 2013 - Three City staff members successfully completed the Lean Champion Certification Course through Grand Rapids Community College's Workforce Training Program in July, 2013.  We look forward to them sharing their learnings and expertise on Lean Thinking throughout the City family.

     

    • Over 275 staff members have participated in the two-day training course in A3 Problem Solving since 2011.  

     

    • 2012 - A few City staff members have joined the Michigan Lean Consortium (MLC) and are becoming involved in their work.  The MLC is " dedicated to spreading lean principles throughout every public and private sector industry in Michigan and firmly believes in educating others about lean principles and tools, to help make Michigan the best place in the country to live, learn, and earn. 

     

     

    UPDATES PROVIDED TO CITY COMMISSIONERS:

            May 23, 2007

            March 6, 2008

     

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