The Lean Revolution gathers pace

Press Release   •   Aug 12, 2012 09:44 BST

The British Quality Foundation is running the 2012 Lean Six Sigma Awards, which are extremely technical in nature and demand a high level of knowledge of Lean Six Sigma processes.

The Lean Environment team submitted an entry for its work with this client in Bristol. The two buildings selected have over 420,000 square feet between them. Mitie’s Lean Environment team on the project was led by David Iles. David and his team introduced the Lean Six Sigma process successfully into the two buildings with the result that 137.5 hours of labour per week was saved, resulting in a cost saving to the client of £41,000. The productivity achieved is 61% more efficient than that recommended by the British Institute of Cleaning Science.

The team presented its findings to the BQF panel in late July, with the final taking place in London in October.

Jon Lightowler is the Director in charge of our Lean Environment operations and he is delighted with the progress being made by the team. “We are developing a very solid offering that is hard to beat. Our clients see the huge benefits that the Lean Six Sigma process makes and they are fully behind this. Our Lean Academy is up and running now with its significant E-learning module. To be shortlisted for this prestigious award in competition with our Lean Six Sigma peers is a sign that we are going in the right direction.”