This guide is designed to provide quick access to resources identified by USM Lewiston-Auburn College. Please report errors and omissions to me, the co-coordinator of LAC's continuous improvement initiative, or Lyn Philbrick.
NOTE: this guide will be updated regularly, so check back frequently!
What does Lean look like at LAC?
Now...what does Lean mean for us???
All department heads have sent the Dean their lean goals for 2012-2013 academic year.
What is Lean?
Check out the latest edition of the Becoming Lean Pocket Guide from University of St. Andrews (Scotland). It's a great document that everyone should read!
Lean in Higher Education - conference
Here's an opportunity to hear more about lean for higher education: 2nd International Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education Conference. June in the Netherlands!
What I'm reading right now
On my bedside stand is Lean Library Management: eleven strategies for reducing costs and improving services.
Recently I read Eliyahu Goldratt's The Goal: a process of ongoing improvement. It's a novel about the manufacturing process that teaches you how to examine your goals, assumptions, measurements, and bottlenecks through the story of a manager who is given three months to turn his plant around or face closure.