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Higher Education Lean consulting

Higher education

A California university integrates Lean principles to streamline roles and collaboration

7 departments

across which we shifted culture


of capital projects for which we stabilized delivery processes


of high-impact ideas implemented


  • Leaders at a large California university aimed to grow their health science initiative. Their decade-long plan would involve cross-department capital programs, real estate planning, and other major projects. But they had to overcome a siloed organizational culture.
  • They turned to our Lean experts for help adopting a management approach that would motivate break down silos and motivate employees to solve problems together.
  • We engaged more than than 200 individuals across campus in a multiyear effort to streamline projects, departments, and systems.
  • Our team realized results by integrating teams involved the supply chain process, streamlining roles and duties, and a building trust and a common vernacular across the health science project team.

Bruce Wilkinson

Program Manager, Geology