Lean and Six Sigma in Government White Paper – Delivering More Mission with Lower CostsWith government budgets in an ever-tightening squeeze unlikely to end any time soon, the public sector is under enormous pressure to cut costs. One obvious option to reach that goal is to eliminate services. And while trimming across the board or cutting out entire services is a viable choice in some situations, in many areas that approach is either impossible or at least extremely unpalatable. That’s why, perhaps more so than in any other arena, the search is on for methods that allow a government organization to maintain or increase services while simultaneously cutting costs.The answer to that search lies in Lean Six Sigma, a combination of the two most effective improvement disciplines used in business today. Though the methods originated in the private sector, they are already proving useful at all levels of the public sector, including city, county, state, and federal government organizations.This paper looks at what Lean Six Sigma is and how it can help the public sector control and/or reduce costs while still meeting public demand for their services.Click here to read the paper
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