Lean Office

Lean Office

Did you know that in a typical manufacturing operation, up to 90% of lead time is in the handling of paperwork and not in production? Is your front end operating system slowing down your overall capabilities?

Lean Office

Using Lean techniques within your administrative services will help your staff create a common language and experience level that will eliminate redundant steps and non-value-added activity. Your organization will be given the ability to recognize all office functions as part of the overall system and realize their vital role in reducing total lead time.


For project work, Georgia Tech will make a site visit to review your current office processes or information processes, run a kaizen event to train and lead cross-functional teams, work with management, and empower employees to identify opportunities for continual improvement. Through participation in these kaizen events, you will be able to:

  • Bring about rapid and sustained improvement of office and information processes
  • Identify and eliminate waste
  • Gain more capacity from existing operations
  • Enhance your company’s ability to compete

In addition to project work, you can either enroll in our open-enrollment course, Lean Office and Administration, or we can come to your site and train your team on how to apply Lean practices within specific office activities. Through instruction and simulated exercises, our team of experts will give you the tools necessary to enhance administrative operations.

Lean Office can be applied to any type of organization.


Upon implementing proven Lean techniques within your office, your company will:

  • Reduce up to 70% of paperwork process time*
  • Reduce up to 70% of work in process*
  • Reduce up to 50% of errors*
  • Reduce up to 50% of floor space*

*Results typical for a Lean office event

Contact Us

If you are interested in implementing Lean within your administrative functions or training your team, contact Tim Israel or the regional manager in your area.