US Army provides Lean Six Sigma training for soldiers
The Army brought in a Lean Six Sigma consultant to teach a 40-hour course to soldiers that meets twice a week. Students are taught to follow DMAIC concepts - define, measure, analyze, improve and control - and encouraged to apply these to Army processes.
"Through Lean Six Sigma, soldiers and leaders will learn how to properly manage time and resources while delivering a top quality product," chief warrant officer Jackie Vuorinen told the news source. "This is a program all soldiers can use to save Army resources while providing higher quality products."
Last month, Lean Six Sigma practitioners who helped the Army save money were recognized at a recent ceremony held at the Pentagon. New Jersey-based Program Executive Office Ammunition was recognized for implementing about 20 Lean Six Sigma projects that saved the Army approximately $160 million in fiscal year 2011.
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