Accession Number : ADA556243


Title :   Analysis of Lean Six Sigma in the Army Contracting Process


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY


Personal Author(s) : Chiola, David ; DeFazio, Joanne ; Zucchetti, Eva


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a556243.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 85


Abstract : The purpose of this MBA Project is to investigate Lean Six Sigma (LSS) as it pertains to the contracting process. The project will analyze whether or not LSS is an efficient and effective process for achieving the Army's goal of successful Business Transformation. The project will discuss the vision of the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Army for Business Transformation and what is being done to achieve their goals. Research will focus on whether LSS is working and what, if anything, can be done to supplement its progress. The DoD is one of the largest and most complex organizations in the world. Transforming the Department's business operations and aligning its strategy, controls, people, processes, and technology to truly effect this transformation is an enormous challenge. To assess the impact of LSS, the project evaluated contracting centers at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; and Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. The results indicate that components of LSS can be combined with other management processes to develop a successful tool to transform Army contracting into an efficient process.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PROCUREMENT , *CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , *DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , *EFFICIENCY , *TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMENT , *TRANSFORMATIONS , ARMY , MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL , METRICS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PROJECT MANAGEMENT , RELIABILITY , SURVEYS


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE