The 2020 Flex/MSU Lean Rapid Improvement Event Internship application is attached to this email.  All MT CAHs are eligible to participate in this innovative, successful project where MSU Industrial & Management Systems Engineering student interns conduct two-week rapid improvement events in your facility over the summer months.  MT Flex has offered this popular program for six years and students conducted almost 70 rapid improvement events in many CAHs across the state.  Sample projects include improving ER flow, central supply inventory control, assessing radiology productivity, improving OR turnaround times, improving dietary work flow, and pharmacy inventory control..…just to name a few.  This can be a nice compliment to current Lean projects you may already have underway.


The application is simple but careful thought should be given to the project you select.  These are 2-week rapid improvement events so projects must be to scale.  Existing data is very important.  The application provides a complete description of the project.  Application deadline is March 27 .  The application requires an Administrator’s signature for consideration.


Jamie Schultz, MT Flex Improvement Coordinator and Dr. Sobek, MSU IE&MS Engineering Program Director, will help scope your project and determine necessary data if need be.  You can reach Jamie at 406.457.8002 or [email protected]