Sealaska Director Offers Lean Approach to Governor Walker

Sealaska Director Patrick Anderson, a champion of lean thinking, offered thoughts on how the State of Alaska could benefit from implementing lean. His opinion posted on January 7, 2015 on www.adn.com.

Excerpts from A fiscal proposal for Gov. Walker

  • The concept of Lean Thinking was developed by Toyota. Yes, the automobile company. Based on two deeply ingrained principles, "Respect for People" and "Continuous Improvement," Toyota developed a culture of outstanding management that overtook every other auto company in the United States.
  • If the state of Alaska can successfully implement a Lean Initiative, the results could spread to our school districts, the University of Alaska and the private sector and make Alaska more competitive.
  • Read Director Anderson’s full opinion piece.
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