What's Happening

There are always several Kaizen Events taking place across the Michigan Tech campus.  Many departments use these events to improve their processes and reduce waste.  If you are interested in holding a Kaizen Event at Michigan Tech, contact the Office of Continuous Improvement at improvement-l@mtu.edu or call 906-487-3180.

Event Name Sponsoring Department Facilitator Problem Statement Applicable Tools
Advance Grant Provost's Office  Theresa Coleman-Kaiser We need an explicitly delineated faculty career map. Process Mapping
Gap Analysis
Career Services Network Drive 5S Career Services  Megan Ross Lack of organization of the department drive has led to a disuse of it, inefficiencies and wasted time in searching 5S
Academic Advisor Handbook Provost's Office  Ruth Archer Academic Advisors are confused and frustrated with all the locations of information.  It can be difficult to know where to go to find the correct information to give to their advisees. Communication
Open Enrollment Process HR Information Systems  Bob Hiltunen Lack of written process. Standard Work
Central Ticket Office Workspace Organization Ticketing Operations  Ernie Beutler Workspace is too small and not set up efficiently causing frustration and delays in  customer service as well as unsafe working conditions. Organization
InterLibrary Loans Improvement Library

 Pattie Luokkenun                                 Gina LeMay

Michigan TEch's reputation is impacted by overdue or non-return of MEL materials Process Mapping
Engineering Fundamentals Drive 5S Engineering Fundamentals  Kathy Wardynski There are currently too many folders in separate locations for the same information in the department drive. 5S