Continuous Improvement

Michigan Tech Reports

The Office of Continuous Improvement regularly provides updates and reports to the Michigan Tech Board of Trustees and the campus as a whole through Board of Trustees update reports, information provided in the President's Campus Forums, and our annual report.

Lean Mind Map
We've developed a Lean Mind Map to show how the Lean concepts are related and create a foundation for Lean training and development.

Board of Trustees Updates

February 2018
In this issue: Daniell Heights Improvments Benefit the University; Students Present to Presidential Council of Alumnae; Michigan Tech Employees Present Lean at 39th Annual International Ticketing Conference; 17 Trainees in New Lean Facilitator Cohort; Professional Development Day Focuses on Respect for People

December 2017
In this issue: Leaders in Continuous Improvement, Lean Author Bill Balzer Visits, St. Norbert College Cohort Completes Training, Michigan Tech Employees Present at 7th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference, Student Process Improvement Coordinators Lead Info Sessions, Dan Vermeesch Speaks at Lean Facilitator Graduation

April 2017
In this issue: Lean Facilitator Training, 5S for Safety Presented at Michigan Tech Safety Liaison Meeting, Copper Country Lean Group Meets at Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly, New Student Webpage, The Van Pelt and Opie Library Leans into Spring, Lean Facilitator Development Board Established, New Student Process Improvement Coordinators

February 2017
In this issue: Lean Students at Michigan Tech, Leaders in Continuous Improvement Student Organization Trains Students, Managing Change Workshop Delivered to Portage Health, St. Norbert College Seeks Info on Michigan Tech's Lean Transformation, Karyn Ross Visits, and Michigan Tech Presents at Lean Conference

December 2016
In this issue: A Lean Collaboration, Library Wins Award that Includes Lean in Training, Systems Control Visits, 18 Trainees in New Lean Facilitator Cohort, Morgan from Emc Network Visits, Intro to Business Students Learn Lean Basics, Michigan Tech Presents at Lean Conferences, and Two New Student Process Improvement Coordinators On Board

August 2016
In this issue: Lean at the Van Pelt and Opie Library, Graduate School Presents Kaizen Outcomes, 14 New Lean Facilitators Graduated, John Deere Visitor Speaks about Lean to Faculty, Staff, and Students, Website Conversions Tracked with a Lean Kanban, Informal Lean Activities Documented, OCI is a Stop on the Campus Tour

April 2016
In this issue: The Spirit of Kaizen in the Cash Hub, Michigan Lean Consortium Partners with Pettibone, University of Michigan Adds New Connection with Michigan Tech, Blue Marble Enterprise Asks about Lean, Three New Student Process Improvement Coordinators in Training, Huskies' New Employee Orientation Revealing Lean Training, Michigan Tech Students are Learning Lean, Popular Article in eNewswire

February 2016
In this issue: ADVANCE Matrix Process--University Programs, Two New Lean Academic Courses, Auxiliary Services Delivers Presentation on Lean Innovation, Seppala/LaBissoniere Article in Cost Management Journal, Housing and Residential Life On Board with Lean, LCI Connects with Little Brothers/Friends of the Elderly, LCI Group on LinkedIn, A Calm Mind, Ready to Learn

December 2015
In this issue: Our Lean Community of Practice, Gemba Academy Training Available, LCI Membership Up, Three Michigan Tech Presenters at Lean Conference, Continuous Improvement on Agenda for Huskies New Employee Orientation, A Variety of Lean Presentations Spread the Learning, Zupancic Visits from Dover Corp, MLC Workships Hosted, 15 Trainees in New Lean Facilitator Cohort, Scholarship for Lean Accounting Conference

August 2015
In this issue: Lean IT at Michigan Tech, New Board Member of Statewide Lean Organization, Manley Presented Red Bead Experiment, Workshop Held on Lean Concepts, Copper Country Lean Group Expanding, Students on the Road, Professional Development Day Successful

April 2015
In this issue: Leaders in Continuous Improvement (LCI) and 31 Backpacks, LCI Growing, Copper Country Lean Group Active and Engaged, Visual Management Workshop Successful, Reaching Out to Students, 11 New Lean Facilitators Graduated, Prestigious Post

February 2015

December 2014

August 2014

May 2014

January 2014

November 2013

July 2013

April 2013

Lean Annual Report

Fiscal Year 2017

Fiscal Year 2016

Fiscal Year 2015

Fiscal Year 2014

Fiscal Year 2013

Fiscal Year 2012

President's Campus Forum

September 17, 2013

December 11, 2012

October 9, 2012