Office of Lean Enterprise

The State of Iowa has been utilizing Lean methodology since 2003, resulting in increased efficiencies, improved communication and a culture change to one of continuous improvement.  The Department of Management is responsible for leading the expansion of Lean efforts in Iowa state government. The Office of Lean Enterprise was created within the Department of Management to promote and facilitate continuous improvement through the use of a specific set of proven tools and methodologies collectively known as Lean.

Lean Principles

  1. Define value from the customer's perspective.
  2. Identify the value stream from each product/service family
  3. Make the product/service flow
  4. Deliver when the customer pulls from your operations
  5. Manage towards perfection

Read how Iowa Prison Industries has put the Lean Principles into action!

Common Methodologies

The Department of Management also operates the Lean Facilitator Training program to build capacity for Lean in Iowa State Government.  Supervisors can nominate employees for the Lean Facilitator Training program by completing and submitting the nomination form.

Staff Contact

Name Phone
Marcia Tope 515-725-6153


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