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Finance Transformation with Lean Principles for Insurance CFOs

Our last blog article discussed the challenges of lean finance management transformation in hospitals. In this article, we’re sticking to the topic of lean finance transformation. But we’re changing the venue to insurance. Are there more similarities than differences? Read on, and decide for yourself. Finance transformation with lean principles and the CFO in the …

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Insurance transformation projects: How to reduce insurance loss ratio and claims leakage with lean claims implementation

In our last blog post, we discussed the opportunity, and it’s massive, for successfully reducing insurance operating costs, claims severity, and claims leakage. In this article, we’re going to dive into deeper detail, again culling from real-life insurance transformation projects which The Lab has undertaken for numerous Fortune 500 companies and their claims operations nationwide …

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Lean for Financial Services: An Enterprise-Wide Consumer Lending Transformation

This financial services case study tells the story of a leading loan originator and servicer of student loans in the U.S. In this instance, their mandate to transform the entire enterprise to lean operations did not come from the board room. It came from Congress.

It needed to make major lean transformation commitments. And it needed to accomplish them in just 12 months. Cue The Lab Consulting

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Lean Contact Center Transformation: Reducing Cost Per Call by Improving Efficiency

In this case study, we’re diving into the deep details of a lean six sigma call center project.

The goal was to improve call center efficiency while decreasing cost per call in the bank’s personal, private, and business banking segments. The processes of contact-center reps and support teams—spanning 1,700 employees in five different countries—would all be scrutinized in order to effect this lean call center transformation. That’s where The Lab comes in.

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