Lean Six Sigma Meets Preventative Law
May 22, 2012
State and local governments are experiencing dramatic budget crises and continued projected tax shortfalls, so it is important that they rethink loss prevention in the area of liability for government operations. All areas of government can benefit from a multi-disciplinary partnership between management, quality improvement, and legal counsel. This is equally true in child welfare, law enforcement, transportation, health care, corrections, or schools.
Organizations can reduce liability and litigation costs by utilizing management approaches such as Lean Six Sigma (LSS) and legal tools such as preventive law. LSS can bring a greater understanding of valid customer requirements, work processes, and essential measurement of work efficiency and effectiveness. These tools aid performance projection, risk identification, contingency planning, and training development. When applied appropriately, these techniques can significantly reduce generic liabilities such as errors, time delays, and cost overruns. This program will elaborate on these ideas with a strong emphasis on practical applications and solutions.
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark
Chicago, Illinois 60654
United States of America
Contact: Brandon Wilhelm