Awarded Lean Consulting Contract

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Daniel Penn Associates Awarded Lean Consulting Contract with King County, WA

Hartford, CT. February 6, 2015 – Daniel Penn Associates (DPA) has been awarded a multi-year Lean consulting contract with King County, WA, which encompasses the City of Seattle, WA. DPA will provide consulting services to the County in the areas of Lean strategic deployment, Lean events and tools, Lean facilitation, Lean training and education, Lean coaching and mentoring, and Lean management systems.

King County has 1.9 million residents and is the 14th most populous county in the United States. The county provides local and regional services, including courts, corrections and public safety operations, transportation, sanitation and sewage treatment facilities, and parks and recreation services, among many other services. Through the use of Lean techniques, the County desires to fix the problems that create major headaches for staff and customers. The County’s Lean goals are to realize better customer outcomes and better customer service, achieve faster response times, and reduce waste and costs in operations.

“This is another example of smart government adopting the principles of Lean to operate more efficiently and cost effectively, and serve their customers better,” said Tony Rodriguez, President of Daniel Penn Associates. “We’re pleased to have the opportunity to support King County with this program. Our focus will be to help them with the knowledge and skills needed to develop a sustainable Lean program.”

Daniel Penn Associates has been successfully delivering Lean programs since 1992, and has helped many government and commercial clients to eliminate waste, to improve processes, to operate more efficiently, to transform to a culture of continuous improvement, and to manage change. We understand that a sustainable Lean transformation requires more than simply deploying all the proven Lean tools and hoping for the best. Our focus with our Lean programs is on delivering sustainable results.

Daniel Penn Associates is a certified minority owned and operated management consulting firm with a proven track record of helping clients improve operating and management performance, and drive down the costs of the supply chain. Since 1978, DPA has provided commercial and government clients with services including business process improvement, cost reduction programs, Lean transformation initiatives, maintenance management, Lean Six Sigma training, spend analysis and strategic sourcing, supplier diversity, supply chain management, warehousing optimization and capacity staffing tools.

In addition to the King County award, Daniel Penn Associates holds contract awards with the following:

  • Connecticut Department of Administrative Services – state-wide contract for Strategic Business Consulting and Facilitating for Lean Government Methodologies and Services, to be used by all State agencies, departments and municipalities.
  • Connecticut Hospital Association – CHA SSP Contract for consulting services in maintenance improvement, asset management, Lean and supplier diversity
  • State of Rhode Island – state-wide contract for Lean Process Improvement Services to be used by all State agencies and departments.
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts – state-wide contract for Lean Six Sigma consulting services with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM).
  • Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund “Prime Program” – state-wide contract to provide Lean training and Kaizen events to Connecticut’s manufacturing and industrial base.
  • Aetna – Master Service Agreement for General Consulting Services
  • RBS Citizens Bank – Master Service Agreement for Operations Improvement