ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- The Joint Munitions Command headquarters recently completed a green belt Lean Six Sigma project designed to improve the quality and accuracy of identifying Operation and Maintenance, Army budget requirements.

The goal of the project was to reduce briefing changes (defects) on completed budget documents by 90 percent.

The scope of this project was JMC ammunition OMA budget requirements.

The project pilot results showed that capturing defects and implementing project solutions would result in a reduction of 90 percent or more of the defects on completed OMA budget submissions. Additionally, lessons learned showed that control of this process improvement could continue to be achieved by maintaining the added discipline to the process, coupled with continued communication, peer-to-peer, and top down.

The team assembled to carry out the project consisted of six subject matter experts. It was made up of personnel from JMC's Munitions Logistics Readiness Center Business Operations Directorate and JMC Resource Management.

The team collected data from recent OMA budget and tested the data against the proposed solutions, rating all proposed solutions against the root causes.

When the project was finished, the goal of reducing defects by 90 percent in OMA budget documents had been exceeded.