Army G-4 Lean Six Sigma

Monday October 29, 2007

What is it? This program helps focus G-4 efforts in leading business innovations while delivering logistics readiness at best value to our nation and the United States Army.

What is the Army doing? We are committed to delivering logistics readiness at best value to our customers. In 2006, we embarked on an aggressive campaign to train LSS principles and apply them to improving our high value logistics processes. Our LSS projects focus on our highest priorities: equipment reset; retrograde and redistribution; requirements determination; financial accounting; in-transit visibility and policy development. The process improvements we are targeting will significantly improve our logistics readiness and ensure our limited resources are most effectively applied.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future? Program highlights and ongoing efforts include:

Training Highlights

- Executive Awareness Training (all GO/SES) - 100% complete
- Awareness Training (all personnel) - 44% complete - 190 of 379
- Project Sponsor Training (all Colonels/GS-15s) - 16 completed

Project Execution Highlights

Black Belt
- Depot Level Maintenance Management Process: Goal is to reduce the time required to conduct program analysis and execution and improve accuracy of reporting.
- Replacing Equipment Battle Losses/Washouts: Goal is to reduce inaccuracy in operational loss reporting. Standardize Operational Loss and Operational Damage definitions. Reduce time required to validate an operational loss.

Green Belt
- Class VII Retrograde Disposition (Completed): Reduced the cycle time of disposition requests and instructions to the DA Goal of three days. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.

- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement.



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