Lean thinking ideas are about eliminating waste. Some who believe the government should just be smaller, talk about a lean government, but that is not the same thing as a government that applies the concepts of lean thinking.
Toyota is very lean and very large. Most business apply lean concepts with the goal of growing the size of their organization as they are better able to serve customers and compete in the marketplace.
The first Public Sector Shingo Prizes have been awarded by the Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing.
The gold recipient is Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center:
Silver recipients are, Letterkenny Army Depot, Patriot Missile, Air Defense System:
Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center:
Hill Air Force Base, Ogden Air Logistics Center, F-16 Common Configuration Implementation Program:
Hill Air Force Base, Ogden Air Logistics Center, Commodities Branch: