I Have a Lean Idea Program

Submit a Lean idea!

Continuous improvement involves each and every one of us at Miami University.  We welcome and encourage your submission of continuous improvement ideas through the "I have a Lean idea" program.

This link will take you to the MyMiami login page. Once you have logged into MyCard, you can complete the form.

I Have a Lean Idea

What qualifies as a Lean idea?

A Lean idea is a suggestion that describes a specific problem, offers a workable solution and fulfills one of Miami University's breakthrough objectives:  Increase Revenue, Improve Productivity, Reduce Costs (dollars saved will be removed from future budgets), Avoid Costs (savings will not be permanently reduced from the budget, but will be utilized for more productive work), or have a "green" sustainability component.

Some examples of Lean ideas submitted by staff

  • Email Invoicing- Phase 1 of OCR/Electronic Invoicing
  • Prescription Drug Drop Off Box
  • Train of PM on Building Generators
  • Asbestos Training for 2nd Shift Electricians
  • Contractor Warranty Work
  • Paint Pre-Painting
  • Electronic Elevator Inspection Form
  • Access to WRA Cabin and Western Lodge Calendars
  • Tracking Work Projects in Buildings
  • Reduction of Ice Usage during Learn to Skate
  • Freestyle Ice Time
  • Streamline Point Request Submission for Job Enrichment

How can you make a difference?

  • Have a continuous improvement mindset
  • Learn Lean behaviors
  • Have a sense of urgency
  • Lead by example