- By CHARLOTTE HSU
- Published: January 24, 2011
UB and the town of Clarence are partnering on two initiatives to improve municipal services and give students an opportunity to learn about and contribute to local government.
UB’s partnership with the town is an example of how the university, through its new Office of Economic Engagement (OEE), can provide resources and expertise to assist local governments, as well as local businesses.
First, the town, through The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) at UB, trained about 20 employees in Lean Six Sigma practices in 2009. Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven management strategy that aims to raise the performance of an organization or company through projects that increase efficiency, decrease costs and improve customer service.