Lean process improvement concepts can be applied to all sorts of work-flows, from complex systems that span multiple departments to smaller processes within your own work groups. These resources can provide you with direction and inspiration to tackle improvements on your own. The Lean Sponsors welcome you to contact us with your suggestions for broad, cross-departmental process initiatives that can be included on the Leaning Forward at OSU project list.


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 Our favorite Lean websites: 

What is Lean?: A quick overview of what Lean Process Improvement is, and how it works, courtesy of the Lean Enterprise Institute.

Lean EPA: See how the Environmental Protection Agency is applying Lean to government work. This site is full of great tools and information.

Lean Enterprise Institute Knowledge Center: Templates and forms that will help you develop your Lean project.

University of Washington Operational Excellence: Explore the University of Washington’s Lean program and get motivated by their successes.


Our favorite Lean blogs:

Planet Lean: The Lean Global Network Journal

Gemba Academy, Blog and Podcasts

The Lean Post