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Continuous Improvement Resource Guide: Introduction

A guide for learning more about continuous process improvement (also known as Lean). The purpose of this guide is to link to resources available to the UMS community.

Why Lean? Why now?

The University of Maine System is implementing lean process improvement as part of its priorities in Mission Excellence. USM offers a certificate in Lean Leadership, and there is a Lean Team at Lewiston-Auburn College.

Welcome

This guide is designed to provide quick access to resources identified by USM Lewiston-Auburn College. Please report errors and omissions to me. 

NOTE: this guide will be updated regularly, so check back frequently!

What does Lean look like at LAC?

USM LAC has a new website for Continuous Improvement : http://usm.maine.edu/ci. Check it out!

What is Lean?

Check out the latest edition of the Becoming Lean Pocket Guide from the lean folks at the University of St. Andrews (Scotland). It's a great document that everyone should read and share! (Note: this link uses the new ISSUU app. It is also available as a PDF.)

Lean in Higher Education - conference

Here's an opportunity to find out more about lean for higher education by viewing selected proceedings of the 2nd International Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education Conference held in the Netherlands in June 2014.

Your Librarian

Evelyn Greenlaw