Waukesha County

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Continuous Improvement/Lean Projects by Department:

LEAN Infomation

Public Works: Airport Supply Inventory Control System

Problem Statement: The process for replacing the unlit bulbs on the airfield (over 300 bulbs of 9 varieties managed by 1 operations staff member) and managing the inventory supply room is inefficient. Also, supplies are being ordered from vendors that do not necessarily have the lowest prices. Time and money are being wasted because of the inefficiencies in our current system.

Results: Hundreds of dollars have already been saved by ordering bulbs from the supplier with the lowest costs. Efficiency has also increased because of the digital inventory database.

The Waukesha County Continuous Improvement Program is broad in nature and encompasses many types of improvements throughout the county. Our LEAN training offers tools for all continuous improvement efforts. LEAN Government is a term that is recognized throughout the country, and therefore is often associated with improvement projects.