Accession Number : ADA574069


Title :   A Lean Six Sigma Analysis of Student In-Processing


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


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


Personal Author(s) : Clary, Patrick D ; Tuten, Russell A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a574069.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : The Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) is a top-tier research university that provides mid-grade officers from the Navy, Army, Air-Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, as well as DoD civilians and foreign partners, the opportunity to study full-time in pursuit of a master's degree. The education gained improves the performance of military officers, which provides for better defense of our nation. The student inprocessing method currently in use is confusing, time-consuming, and wasteful of school and service resources. There is little coordination between the different military branches and the school concerning school-specific and service-exclusive check-in requirements. With little oversight or synchronization, bottlenecks form at several locations within the process, creating poor resource utilization and frustration on the part of the school, service, student, and the student's family. The primary goal of this project is to study and provide recommendations for improving the student inprocessing method at NPS using the Lean Six Sigma methodology.


Descriptors :   *METHODOLOGY , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *ORGANIZATIONAL REALIGNMENT , *PROCESSING , *SCHOOLS , *STUDENTS , ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL , DEFICIENCIES , FAMILY MEMBERS , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , OFFICE PERSONNEL , RECORDS MANAGEMENT , REQUIREMENTS , THESES


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE