Lean Portland

Lean Portland

www.leanportland.com
Lean Portland is a volunteer group based in Portland, Oregon that offers Lean and Six Sigma consulting to nonprofit organizations. We also host learning events, free workshops, interviews, happy hours and volunteer opportunities and mentoring for other practitioners.


10: “Lean and Energy Efficiency” with Kjell van Zoen
May 14, 2019 • 48 min
Since it’s inception in 2005, and According to the Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Strategic Energy Management (SEM) takes a “holistic approach to managing energy use in order to continuously improve energy performance, by achieving persistent energy…
11: Master Brewers Association Northwest - Continuous Improvement Resources Presentation
May 12, 2019 • 40 min
Lean Portland was asked to present on Continuous Improvement Resources at the Master Brewers Association of America (MBAA) District Northwest Spring Meeting 2019 In the presentation, we talked about Lean concepts, 8 wastes, played the Toyota and Food Bank…
9: Nonprofit Volunteering with IISE Chapters
Apr 21, 2019 • 58 min
Here is a webinar that Brion Hurley held with the IISE organization that discusses the work done with Lean Portland and other IISE chapters who are trying to teach Lean and Six Sigma to nonprofit organizations Read the transcript, download the slides and…
8: “Lean Startups for Social Change” with Michel Gelobter
Apr 10, 2019 • 39 min
Are you interested in developing a plan to test out your social entrepreneurship, nonprofit or mission-driven business ideas? Don’t waste valuable time, resources or money pursuing your ideas, if you find that it doesn’t work for the people you are trying…
7: Lean Principles for the Building Reuse Industry (BMRA)
Apr 2, 2019 • 56 min
Matt Horvat and Brion Hurley, along with Kelly Stevens from The Rebuilding Center, were asked to give a webinar to the Building Material Reuse Association (BMRA) members about Lean principles and our experiences working with reuse nonprofit organizations.…
6: Is Certification Right for Me? with Nicole Sisco from PSU CEPE
Jan 27, 2019 • 50 min
Is ‘certification’ right for me? Whether you’re talking about Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, PMI, APICS, Prosci or countless other certification programs, how do you decide which one is right for you or whether you need it at all? Nicole Sisco from PSU…
5: Lean Brain Thinking with Brock Husby
Jan 15, 2019 • 33 min
About the presentation Left brain thinking. Right brain thinking. How do our brain functions impact our Lean practices? Continuous improvement implies continuous change. How do our ingrained habits influence our actions? There is an increasing awareness…
4: Presentation at Oregon DHS Lean Academy Conference
Sep 17, 2018 • 61 min
This is a presentation on Lean Culture given by Maria Grzanka and Ernest Mayer from our Lean Portland team. We were asked to present at the State of Oregon Department of Human Services Annual Lean Academy Conference, held on August 14, 2018. It was setup…
3: Presentation at AOR Spring Reuse Forum with Nonprofits
Aug 21, 2018 • 48 min
This is the presentation we gave at the Association of Oregon Recyclers (AOR) Spring Reuse Forum in March 2018, explaining how we helped apply lean concepts to the reuse nonprofit industry, with Free Geek and The Rebuilding Center. You can watch the full…
2: An Evening with Norman Bodek at Grovemade
Jul 26, 2018 • 105 min
On December 6th 2017, Lean Portland interviewed Norman Bodek about his thoughts on Lean almost 40 years after he first founded Productivity Press in 1979. Hosted by Lean Portland and Portland Made at the Grovemade HQ. Introduced by Lean Portland founder…
1: Intro and Using Lean Japanese Terminology
Jul 26, 2018 • 10 min
Thanks for checking out our very first episode of the Lean Portland podcast. We explain what our intent is for our podcast, and answer the question “do you use the original Japanese lean terms in your work?”