In today’s economic environment, governments feel the pressure to operate more efficiently, and many are therefore considering the gradual and continuous process improvement that Lean provides. Lean begins by examining a process from beginning to end, without departmental barriers; identifying the parts of the process that are inefficient; making a case for Lean improvements; and improving the process by reducing activities and waste that don’t add value to the consumer of the process.
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Raschke, Robyn L.; Lee, Michael T.; and Mann, Arti. (2013). "Lean Processes without Compromising Controls". Government Finance Review, 29(3), 44-50.