8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Format: Case Study
Knowledge Level: 300 level
The audience will hear directly from the University of Pennsylvania on the unique aspects of the process, the lessons learned, implementation strategies and results of using this strategic planning approach. In addition, just as the University of Pennsylvania underwent a “learning by doing” process, the audience will get a chance to try a couple of Lean techniques that the university used to experience engaging with peers in tackling a common challenge.
By using a facilitated, Lean approach, different groups of employees were actively engaged in a process to make the right decisions and see how they contributed positively to the effective management of multiple waste streams on campus. This approach is one step toward creating a comprehensive Solid Waste Management Plan in support of the Presidents' Climate Commitment goals. Using Lean has allowed the stakeholders to increase value and reduce waste throughout the system. The end result will be a Solid Waste Management Plan that everyone feels “ownership” for and can implement going forward.
Haley & Aldrich
Lean Practitioner / Client Specialist
Lean Consulting Services
Gerry McGillian, P.E. in the state of Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania
Director of Facility Trades
Facilities and Real Estate Services