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 NameSponsoring DepartmentFacilitatorProblem StatementApplicable Tools
Lakeshore Center Office SuppliesVice President for AdministrationMargo O'BrienSupplies are ordered and maintained in multiple areas by several people leading to over inventory, space and duplication of effort.Visual Controls
Graduate Degree Completion ProcessGraduate SchoolJulie SeppalaThere is currently some confusion about what students need to do, and by when, in order to complete a graduate degree.Process Mapping
Final Pay ProcessHuman ResourcesKathy Wardynski
Amie Ledgerwood
The inability to consistently process terminations in an accurate, timely and effective manner.  The flow of information from beginning to end is inconsistent.Process Mapping
Standard Work
Student Org Funds AdministrationIndustry RelationsRick BerkeyGifts and donations are being made to student organizations by industry sponsors.  How these gifts are received and processed is inconsistent.Standard Work