Last year the new üttana team headed down to Tacoma, Washington for the 2nd Annual Washington State Government Lean Transformation Conference. Over 2,000 attendees from hundreds of different departments and agencies gathered to hear experts, share success stories and learn the common language of Lean. Governor Inslee opened the conference with a clear mandate, “We will use Lean efforts to deliver service and results to the State of Washington.”
üttana, and our parent company, Enna sponsored a booth where we spoke to hundreds of State workers about their Lean journey. If you didn’t get a chance to see us, drop us an email by clicking here. Most of the people we spoke to were excited about improving their work processes but needed either the tools or the support to get started.
Our company president, Collin McLoughlin, presented during the conference in a breakout session titled, “Applying Lean Principles to a Modern Office”. The event was packed, as McLoughlin illustrated how Lean is not limited to manufacturers. “In an office environment, cycle time and takt time don’t really make sense, just focus on reducing the time,” said McLoughlin.