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February Meeting

DATE:  Thursday February 21, 2019

 TOPIC:          USPS Lean Six Sigma Journey

SPEAKER:      Donald Stup 

LOCATION:    Stefano’s Restaurant – 2970 Linden St. – Bethlehem – Get Directions

AGENDA:         6:30 – 7:00 pm      Sign-in/Networking/Beverages

                             7:00 – 7:10 pm      Welcome, Chapter Announcements

                             7:10 – 8:00 pm      Presentation

                             8:00 – 9:00 pm     Pizza/Beverages



The USPS Lean Six Sigma journey has brought many improvements since the initial deployment in 2007.  The LSS process began with a push mindset focused on certification with projects primarily requiring Six Sigma toolsets. Moving forward, the organization recognized the need for an increased emphasis on Lean and the resulting gains from lead time improvements. The USPS has recently refocused efforts on the cultural aspect of LSS and has started using Operational Excellence to drive Continuous Improvement.  This use of Operational Excellence and focus on coaching has resulted in an increased performance in the areas of Employee engagement, communication and service metrics.

Donald Stup began his Postal career 34 years ago as a distribution clerk at the Post Office in Gaithersburg MD. Since then he has held various positions of increasing levels of responsibilities within plant operations, customer services and administrative facilities. Don began his lean journey in 2010 after which he quickly attained his Green Belt and Black Belt certifications and became one of the initial USPS employees providing Green Belt training to the field. In 2015 he was selected to be a member of the Office of Continuous Improvement inaugural Lean Leader class. As a Lean Leader and Continuous Improvement Coordinator, Don has been instrumental in the development and deployment of Lean Safety and other lean initiatives in the USPS.  Currently he is a Master Black Belt at Postal Headquarters in Washington DC.

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