Small changes lead to big savings

Phil Landry shares just a few employee ideas that helped Ottawa Public Works Department save more than $1 million a year. In his APWA Congress presentation in Chicago, he outlined the steps Ottawa PWD took to engage more than 175 employees (and the unions) and generate more than 550 cost-saving ideas, including both quick-to-implement fixes and long-term, continuous improvements. Landry, who led the endeavor, also talked about the challenges he and his teams faced, such as ensuring transparency, creating transition plans, and change management.
http://www.apwa.net/library/meetings/congress/8080.pdf

Session
Continuous Improvement — How the City of Ottawa Public Works Department Generated $1 Million in Annual Savings From Employee Ideas
Aug. 27, 2-2:50 am
Philippe Landry, P Eng, Manager, Traffic Management and Operational Support Branch, City of Ottawa, Ontario

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