Lean at Ecology
Lean is a business philosophy that identifies what is valuable to the customer and eliminates unnecessary steps and processes that get in the way of efficient outcomes or service delivery.
For several years, Ecology has helped Washington businesses use Lean to improve manufacturing, profits and customer satisfaction while reducing the amount of chemicals used and waste created.
For example, Accra-Fab in Liberty Lake is saving nearly $180,000 each year because of Lean (see the video). Now it’s Ecology’s turn to apply Lean to its own work.
Ecology incorporates Lean
Although Lean has its roots in manufacturing, its tools and strategies have been successfully applied in government. Ecology sees Lean as a way to:
Lean projects at EcologySince 2007, Ecology has tackled a number of Lean projects. Ecology has chosen projects based on staff suggestions and feedback from our customers. Get more information about our Lean projects.
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