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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 at Lewiston-Auburn College.

(October 15, 2015)  Information on this guide is being updated.  Please bear with me - I will post here when the update is complete.


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!

Conference - August 2015 - Call for Proposals

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.)

Your Librarian

Evelyn Greenlaw
Lewiston-Auburn College
University of Southern Maine
51 Westminster St.
Lewiston, ME 04240