TITLE

Slimming down

AUTHOR(S)
Rapp, Craig; Heaton, Terri
PUB. DATE
September 2005
SOURCE
American City & County;Sep2005, Vol. 120 Issue 10, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article introduces an approach being used local governments in the U.S. to save money by making quick, yet efficient changes. Lean thinking identifies the value stream, or core processes, of an enterprise, and aims to eliminate waste and ensure that activities are adding value. Once a current state map is developed, a future state map is created based on how the system would look if the process worked perfectly.
ACCESSION #
18226046

 

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