45 minutes | Jan 8, 2021

Ep 17: Increasing Laptop Refurbishment by 300% at Free Geek with John Ashcraft - January Happy Hour

John Ashcraft joins our monthly Happy Hour to discuss the Lean journey he has helped lead at Free Geek (along with Amber Schmidt and the leadership team), with the help from Lean Portland. Their journey started in 2017, and at the end of 2020, they have almost tripled their output of refurbished laptops. You can watch a video of our talk at https://youtu.be/Jvb9--W_C7s Free Geek is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Portland, Oregon with a "mission to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential."  Learn more about Free Geek at https://www.freegeek.org/ Learn more about Lean Portland, a volunteer group who teaches Lean and Six Sigma to local nonprofits at https://leanportland.com/
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