Local Productivity Experts Helping City and State Departments Across the Country
August 08, 2014 – Global Productivity Solutions (GPS), an industry leader in productivity improvement and business turnaround, has provided its expertise to 12 State of California departments within five agencies to aid in becoming more efficient, while providing better service in the wake of staff reductions.
GPS worked with state officials in the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) to create a Lean Six Sigma implementation program that provides classroom training, hands-on project work, and one-on-one coaching to improve an organization’s efficiency and effectiveness.
“GO-Biz has been tasked with identifying ways to make government more efficient to better serve the business community.” said Robert Brogle, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt at GPS.
Participating agencies include:
- Government Operations Agency
- Natural Resources Agency
- CA Environmental Protection Agency
- CA Department of Food and Agriculture
- Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency
Projects included the reduction of time required to handle consumer complaints, reducing processing errors, and improving business applications processes in various departments.
The Lean Six Sigma approach is a combination of two powerful methodologies, each designed to produce substantial results using a data-driven focused approach to an organization’s weaknesses. “Lean” was developed in the early 1960s in the automotive industry, and focused on improving efficiencies and reducing waste. “Six Sigma” was developed in the mid-1980s in the tech industry, and focuses on improving quality and reducing defects through the proper use of data and metrics.
Founded in 2000, GPS provides rapid results for government entities and various public and private companies trying to increase productivity and improve operating margins. Directly engaging with government leaders or company management, GPS has successfully delivered significant financial results within 90 days that creates a self-funding plan to execute a long-term business improvement strategy.
GPS is headquartered in Clinton Township, Michigan, with global locations in Canada, Mexico, Germany and Brazil.
About Global Productivity Solutions
Global Productivity Solutions (GPS) is an industry leader in productivity improvement across the supply chain. GPS delivers rapid results sustained by a long-term business improvement strategy. GPS has a unique approach to pursue Operational Excellence® through its 10/90 Challenge. With multilingual capability and global locations, GPS serves small cap companies to Fortune 500 companies including food and consumer products, automotive, chemical and other industry sectors, energy, health care, government services and private equity.
For more information on GPS, visit www.globalproductivitysolutions.com or call 855-GPS-1090.