Cummins exec helping Franklin schools cut expenses


Andrew Lamm is going through the city of Franklins finances to see what money he can help them save. Lamm photographed in his Indianapolis office Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Scott Roberson / Daily Journal

Leaders of Franklin schools hope a business trend can help them cut spending as they face a multimillion-dollar shortfall for years to come.

Between now and the end of the summer, Andy Lamm, director of information asset protection for Cummins Inc., will review Franklin’s budget to see what cuts the school district could make. Lamm was trained as a Six Sigma black belt in 2002 and spent two years reviewing projects at Cummins to see how they could be done more efficiently and training co-workers to do the same.

Six Sigma black belts are trained to find ways to make projects run more efficiently and how to identify anything that could slow a project. Franklin officials are hopeful that Lamm’s training will help him find ways to reduce spending of tax money the school district gets from the state.

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