LeanOhio Newsletter

The LeanOhio Newsletter is designed specifically for the LeanOhio Network and was started in 2018 to provide an avenue to better share results and also provide technical tips, useful resources and upcoming events occurring at LeanOhio, as well as all over the state with our partner agencies, boards, and commissions. The Newsletter provides updates on how other organizations are succeeding with Lean initiatives in Ohio and around the country. The LeanOhio Network is over 1000 people strong and will continue to play a vital role as change leaders in state government. The Newsletter strives to keep the Network engaged and spotlights individuals and agencies experiencing success and generating great results through their Continuous Improvement programs.

The LeanOhio Newsletter was created and is maintained by volunteers from the LeanOhio Network. 

Would you like to provide feedback on the Newsletter or have an article or idea you would like to see published? Please send all submissions to michael.t.buerger@das.ohio.gov



Newsletter Committee Members

Cindy Money, EPA 
Joe Pichert, ODM 
Michael Buerger, LeanOhio 
Mugsy Reynolds, ODI 
Sara Molski, ODHE 
Scot Burbacher, LeanOhio 
Julie Finnegan, LeanOhio 


Newsletter Archive

Access previous editions of the LeanOhio Newsletter below.



February 2020
Project Spotlight: Dept. of Taxation Income Tax Refund Application Review · OSU Center for Operational Excellence Leading Through Excellence Summit 2020
January 2020
A Look Back on 2019 · Governor's Initiatives · Agency Spotlight: Ohio Department of Agriculture · Projects and Certifications Summary



December 2019
Project Results: DODD MSS Overhaul · Project Results: ODNR Grant Processing · LeanOhio Recommended Reading
November 2019
2019 Green Belt Cohort · Quarterly Blet Report Outs · OCM Training Pilot · City of San Antonio: Pothole Repairs
October 2019
Featured Tool: The Lean Routine · Unwrapping the Gift of Feedback (Part 2) · Editorial: Six Sigma Certifications
September 2019
Project Spotlight: Alyshia Benedict (ODJFS) · Network Resource: Unwrapping the Gift of Feedback (OSU Center of Operational Excellence)
August 2019
Project Results: Latest Belt Recipients · In-Class Green Belt: Key Dates and Information · Lessons Learned Series
July 2019
Green Belt Training Announcement · Change Management Certifications · DMAIC series: Control · Domino's Pizza
June 2019
Kaizen Results: Ohio Department of Agriculture · White Belt Challenge · DMAIC series: Improve · LSS at Xavier University
May 2019
LeanOhio Open House Sessions · Project Results: Latest Belt Recipients · DMAIC series: Analyze
April 2019
Project Spotlight: RecoveryOhio · LeanOhio Project Starter Kit · DMAIC series: Measure · San Diego Zoo
March 2019
2019 Boot Camp schedule · LeanOhio Network Directory · DMAIC series: Define · LSS at Humane Society
February 2019
Lean Leader Spotlight: Kameelah Guthridge (BWC) · OPI Sales Process · Getting Organized · Lean at Mississauga, Ontario
January 2019
Project Spotlight: Andy White (MHAS) · Strategy Deployment Announcement · Action Registers · Lean & Sushi



December 2018
Project Spotlight: ODH Quality Week · Lean Leader Spotlight: Karen Stone (PUCO) · The Four Voices · Black Belt Santa
November 2018
Project Spotlight: Attorney General's Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit · Affinity Diagram · A Lean Thanksgiving
October 2018
Project Spotlight: Lean Local · OOD Job & Candidate Sourcing Kaizen Event · Gemba · LSS in Candy Production
September 2018
Agency Spotlight: OFCC · BRIGHT Program · Process Mapping · OSU Center for Operational Excellence
August 2018
Agency Spotlight: Taxation · Major IT Project Oversight Policy · Project Management Institute · Six Sigma and Fuel Economy
July 2018
Lean Leader Spotlight: Lawissa Tidrick (ODH) · Online Green Belt · 5S · Juran · Lean Six Sigma in the U.S. Military
June 2018
Data Analytics · A3 · American Society for Quality (ASQ) · Lean at Disney
May 2018
DAS State Printing · Value Stream Mapping · Online White Belt · Process Mapping · Lean at Miami University
April 2018
Project Spotlight: Regina Lurry (DYS) · Pareto Diagram · Six Sigma Winery and Ranch
March 2018
Agency Spotlight: Insurance · Concentration Diagram · Lean at the Denver Zoo
February 2018
Lean Leader Spotlight: Felicia Sherman (Medicaid) · The Five Whys · Lean at Des Moines Public Schools





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