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

Current Edition: October 2019

  • Featured Tool: The Lean Routine
  • Unwrapping the Gift of Feedback (Part 2)
  • Editorial: Six Sigma Certifications

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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.

Edition Features
 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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