To reduce the cost of procurement the Louisiana Office of State Procurement launched Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology in a phased approach. 1) The buying power of the requester was increased through the state’s procurement credit card (P-card) cardholder limits being raised to allow low dollar, non-competitive, purchases to be accomplished with the card, resulting in a 17% efficiency gain in staff effort costs. 2) Lean management routines were implemented resulting in similar work being redire...

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