Lean Process Improvement Contract

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Daniel Penn Associates LLC Awarded Lean Process Improvement Contract from State of Rhode Island

Hartford, Conn. and Providence, R.I., October 9, 2013 – To boost efficiency, improve business processes and support continuous improvement in its various agencies and departments, the State of Rhode Island has awarded Daniel Penn Associates LLC (DPA) a three-year contract to provide Lean government training, coaching and consulting services.

Daniel Penn’s team will first help educate Rhode Island state employees about the terminology, concepts and tools used in Lean and lean government, and then support their efforts to identify and implement improvement measures.

DPA’s team will help employee teams define actions that add or sap value, mapping out current and ideal ‘future states’ for targeted processes. They will manage Kaizen events to ensure participation and buy-in. Finally, DPA will help develop action plans and an implementation schedule to transform the selected processes into new ‘ideal state’ ways of working.

“Every organization has activities that use up time, money and effort, but produce nothing,” said DPA President Tony Rodriguez. Whether it’s in a manufacturing operation, a financial services company, a government entity, a utility or a health care organization, we believe that once they’ve been provided the ‘whys’ and ‘hows’, employees are enthusiastic about sharing ideas, working together and getting results.”

“In Rhode Island, we’ll be helping state and agency employees at all levels participate in that government’s Lean journey. The goal? To lay the groundwork for a continuous improvement mindset that managers and employees can carry into the future.”

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