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In a time when local governments are facing a greater demand for services and doing more with less, Kern County is dedicated to improving services during a time of shrinking resources. In an effort to continuously improve, Launch Kern is partnering with County departments to enable and empower employees to implement projects that reduce costs and enhance services to the public.

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DEFINE

DEFINE

Define the process and the problem.

MEASURE

MEASURE

Measure the current performance.

ANALYZE

ANALYZE

Analyze the process for issues and root causes.

IMPROVE

IMPROVE

Determine and implement improvement practices.

CONTROL

CONTROL

Maintain the improved process.

In a time when local governments are facing a greater demand for services and doing more with less, Kern County is dedicated to improving services during a time of shrinking resources. In an effort to continuously improve, Launch Kern is partnering with County departments to enable and empower employees to implement projects that reduce costs and enhance services to the public.

Equipped with Lean Six Sigma tools, employees learn to identify and address the 8 common wastes:

DEFECTS & REWORK

Overproduction

Waiting

Not using people well

Transportation

Inventory

Motion in excess

Excess processing

With Lean Six Sigma training, employees learn to:

DEFINE

DEFINE

Define the process and the problem.

MEASURE

MEASURE

Measure the current performance.

ANALYZE

ANALYZE

Analyze the process for issues and root causes.

IMPROVE

IMPROVE

Determine and implement improvement practices.

CONTROL

CONTROL

Maintain the improved process.

WHO WE'VE TRAINED SO FAR: 200 COUNTY EMPLOYEES ( APRIL - SEPTEMBER 2017)

  • Workshops: What is Lean Six Sigma? Introduction

  • Workshops: Becoming Lean Six Sigma Leaders

  • Identify Development Leaders & Opportunities for Success

WHO'S NEXT: ALL COUNTY STAFF ( October 2017 - September 2018)

  • Monthly Workshops to Introduce Employees to

  • Identify Project Queue to Track Opportunities for Success

  • Identify & Train Green Belts to Undertake Projects

  • Workshops: Green Belts Learn How to Successfully Complete Projects

  • Cycle Repeats: Projects ae Completed & Results are Analyzed; More Intro Workshops are Conducted

In a time when local governments are facing a greater demand for services and doing more with less, Kern County is dedicated to improving services during a time of shrinking resources. In an effort to continuously improve, Launch Kern is partnering with County departments to enable and empower employees to implement projects that reduce costs and enhance services to the public.