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

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

85.0

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 Armys 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 Departments 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.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE