This Lean Government Methods Guide is designed to help environmental agencies better understand the array of Lean methods and when to consider using each method. This Guide focuses primarily on Lean production, which is an organizational improvement philosophy and set of methods that originated in manufacturing but has been expanded to government and service sectors. Lean enables environmental agencies to work more effectively and efficiently to protect human health and the environment by identifying and eliminating waste in government processes. Numerous government agencies have used Lean to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and transparency of government programs and services in better, faster, and cheaper ways. Use this Guide to learn more about the variety of process improvement methods available and to help you select what method to use for your next Lean effort.You will need Adobe Reader to view some of the files on this page. See EPA’s About PDF page to learn more.
- Lean Government Methods Guide (PDF)(37 pp, 1 MB)
- Guía de métodos de Lean Government (Gobierno optimizado) (PDF)(37 pp, 2 MB)