DIXFIELD — The Board of Selectmen this week heard a presentation on the LEAN business model and will continue discussion at their next meeting, Town Manager Linda Pagels-Wentworth said Tuesday.
She said a representative from the LEAN program gave a presentation on what the business model could offer Dixfield, adding that the selectmen “seemed excited” about the program.
The LEAN program is a business model in which professionals job-shadow town employees to see whether there are ways to make work more efficient and make suggestions for cutting costs.
The presentation, Pagels-Wentworth said, will help the town “figure out ways we can provide the maximum amount of customer service and where we can improve to help get us there.”
She said the next step is to meet with Wayne Messer of the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments to discuss their thoughts on the presentation.
“The LEAN management style is one of the two best in the country,” Pagels-Wentworth said. “It's definitely something worth pursuing.”
The Board of Selectmen will meet on Monday, Sept. 23, when the LEAN presentation will be among the topics discussed.