Accession Number:

ADA478448

Title:

Lean Six Sigma Challenges and Opportunities

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-02-13

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The United States Army is in a state of transformation as it meets current challenges and prepares for the future. On July 11th, 2005, the Secretary of the Army published a memorandum in which he stated that the Army is transforming the force structure to realize the Army Vision. He continued to say that the business end of the Army was vital to providing ready forces. Consequently, to provide responsive, innovative, and efficient institutional support for these forces the Army must transform the way it does business. This paper examines challenges to and opportunities in implementing Lean Six Sigma LSS in the Army Acquisition Corps AAC, which is a key part of the Armys business transformation. To provide a context for this examination, the paper first identifies current Department of Defense and U.S. Army business transformation policies. Then it addresses challenges for implementing LSS in the acquisition community, specifically the major sources of resistance to change and methodologies for overcoming these sources of resistance. From this examination, the paper discusses programmatic and organizational opportunities for implementing LSS. The author concludes by providing recommendations for greater implementation of LSS into the AAC.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE