uSask Lean project expected to result in savings

May 14, 2013

A pilot project at the University of Saskatchewan is projected to save between $1 million and $2 million over the next year. Project Lean examines large purchase orders and on-campus stores and will make recommendations going forward after the pilot ends sometime this summer. Empowering staff is another benefit resulting from the project, as is making the culture at uSask more service-oriented. The savings themselves are overshadowed by the overall operating budget of $150 million, but the improving of complex processes is thought to enhance the experiences of staff and students. Saskatoon StarPhoenix