Jurija Metovic

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Lean Six Sigma Success Story: Island County wanted to issue its shoreline exemption permits in half the time of what it was once taking: 90 days. The County participated in the Local Government Performance’s Center Lean Academy to find out how to improve and accomplish tasks faster. The new goal was to issue permits in 45 days or less. The

Lean Six Sigma Success Story: Clark County participated in the Local Government Performance Center’s Lean Academy to help kickstart their permitting goal: cut the time it takes to issue a single family housing permit from 23 days to 11 days. On average, three out of four applications to build a new house in Clark County arrive incomplete. Since participating in

Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of February 23, 2015. Nonprofits Get Lessons in Efficiency at Upcoming Series Event Earlier this month, the Door County Community Foundation in Wisconsin helped guide area nonprofits towards better organizational efficiency at its free Nonprofit Education Series. Attendees worked through many

Lean Six Sigma Success Story: Using the Lean philosophy, Kitsap County cut the time it took to approve a housing permit from 26 days to 8 days. Without reducing the staff or adding major resources, the Kitsap County team was able to eliminate more than 50 steps in their process. To eliminate these steps, the team clarified requirements, moved offices,

Lean Six Sigma Success Story: Unlike Whatcom County, Douglas County, Washington can issue a new housing permit in less than one week. The commercial permitting process was the issue and used to take 6-7 weeks. “When money is at stake, every day is critical,” according to Douglas County Director of Land Services. To improve the processes in place, the process

Lean Six Sigma Success Story: Building a home takes a lot of planning and a lot of permits. In Whatcom County, Washington, permitting officials used to take 28 to 73 days to process and issue a permit. The review process involved much time searching for missing information. Now, new checklists for applicants to review in advance and pre-screening processes help

Ready to start improving processes and make a positive, measurable improvement in your city or state government? Looking for case studies/success stories to help you take the first step? Here are a list of successful case studies from the State of Washington. Lean Six Sigma Case Study Successes Case Study Summary: Pierce County Procurement Streamlining Case Study Summary: Whatcom County Housing Permits Case

Lean Six Sigma Success Story: The Pierce County divisions of Public Works & Utilities Department each used their own contracting and procurement processes. To streamline work and standardize business-to-business approaches, Pierce County developed new contract management processes and procedures by using Lean principles and best practices. Techniques such as work flow mapping, root cause analysis, and brainstorming were used to

  Here are our top picks for Lean success stories and news from around the web for the week of January 12, 2015. Success Using Lean Principles The Collision Center at Driver’s Village in Cicero, New York once lived in a dead strip mall. That is, until Roger Burdick capitalized on the expansive 92-acre property. Upon Roger’s investment, the Collision Center

Here are our top picks for Lean Six Sigma success stories and news from around the web for the week of December 8, 2014. Nokia Networks Recognizes Sanmina For Outstanding Achievements In Quality According to Nokia’s announcement on December 4, 2014, Sanmina Corporation is “a leading integrated manufacturing solutions company making some of the world’s most complex and innovative optical,

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Jurija Metovic

Jurija Metovic

Jurija is the Client Experience Manager at and provides extraordinary support to our clients to ensure their Lean Six Sigma process improvement journeys are easier and more streamlined every step of the way.

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