Lean Six Sigma in the Spirit of Memorial Day
First of all, we want to take this opportunity to honor our veterans who fought for our country and gave their all…we stand eternally grateful.
The Force Be With Us
There is an armed force within our military that is protecting our country in ways that go unnoticed to the naked eye. This force could be the solution to many of our country’s current economic woes and provide protection against future ones.
Lean Six Sigma: Simple But Powerful
Six Sigma tools have been deployed into our military and have been working their magic for years now. These tools have been streamlining processes, saving both time and money — not to mention being more efficient.
A quick simple example of how Six Sigma works is by reducing ill-wasted time. By creating more efficient processes, taking that time and redirecting it, it creates better opportunities for training our soldiers.
Obviously, the tools themselves have to be modified for our military since we aren’t dealing with a civilian company. It is more of a fusion of Lean and Six Sigma. The strength of the tools is in their flexibility.
Welcoming Our Lean Six Sigma Tools
According to the U.S. Army, since the deployment of Lean Six Sigma in 2006 the use of Lean Six Sigma tools have saved the military over $19 billion dollars! These savings and the efficiency of the program currently continue on.
So in the spirit of Memorial Day, our hats off to our Lean Six Sigma troop of tools.
Let us remember the demise of waste and inefficiency. We honor the troops who have served our country well, and have exemplified the excellence that makes our armed forces strong.