Lean Six Sigma is a managerial philosophy used by many private sector companies. Lean Six Sigma is a managerial philosophy used by many of the world’s leading private sector companies, including many located within our District. Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven problem solving methodology resulting in an improved process or outcome when deployed correctly.
The Ohio State students working on the inventory process are studying days of inventory on hand, the frequency of food and supplies inventory turnover, and the cycle time of the ordering process. The students working on the project estimate a potential savings for the District of up to $30,000 per year when process refinements are fully implemented.
The District is committed to implementing these private sector business concepts and to operating the most efficient manner possible. Last summer, and again this fall, teams of Central Office administrators have attended the LeanOhio Bootcamp. Our participants learned about the importance of process, the steps in a process, and how to approach problem solving from a data driven point of view.
The food service inventory project is one of several Lean Six Sigma process improvement reviews currently underway.