“As part of the management team, I realized that Finance, Accounting, and Administration needed to build an understanding of how Lean works for the administrative side and in support of our manufacturing Lean Journey. This class solidified the concepts and philosophy with specific examples that enabled me to internalize the knowledge. I plan on getting together with two plant controllers to do additional training and projects in the local area, and implement improvements like the ones I did in class of the value stream mapping of the month end close.”

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Publications

Process Improvement and Lean Office

Articles

Why Improvements Evaporate: How to Take 3 Steps Forward Without 2 Steps Back

Profitability or Stagnation? Efficiencies or Deficiencies? It’s Your Choice.

Which is Best for Us?  Top Down, Bottoms Up or Middle Out?

Why Process Sounds Stupid

Standardization or Flexibility – Partners or Enemies?

Leaning Your Organization: Does that Mean Cutting Jobs?

Measures for Meaning: The Art, Science, and Politics of Measures

Redesigning the Campus Research Subaward Process, by Shelley Sprandel, UC Berkeley

Turning the Process Map into a Visual Analysis Map

The Secret Weapons that Lean provides for BPM

Three Secrets to Engaging Business and IT in Business Process Management

Getting the Results You Want from Your Business Processes: Use these Rules for Rapid Results

Five Sigma: Process Improvement for the Less Compulsive

Case studies

When it’s Time to Scale to Meet Market Demand

Getting the Product to Market Faster while Still Meeting FDA Regulations

Providing What Clients Want:  Both Personal and Efficient Customer Service

 

Strategic Planning & Initiatives

Articles

Strategic Planning: Unifying a Community of Many Opinions

The Nine Most Common Ways Initiatives Get Stuck in Organizations

Case Studies

How to Align and Energize Different Community Groups Around One Goal

How to Get Employees Ready for Change Impacting External Customers