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Week 4 Project Status Update - LSS BB

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Update presentation for my project for the NAVSEA Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course.

Update presentation for my project for the NAVSEA Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course.

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  • 1. Update #2 Yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today.
  • 2. Improve the timeliness of procurement request fulfillment for the industrial program
    • Problem Statement: The procurement request fulfillment process for the Coast Guard Industrial Program currently takes an average of 9.3 days for a single Type 32 purchase. Procurements are currently fulfilled at ten locations around the Coast Guard, and the average time to make a purchase at each site ranges from 1.9 to 39.1 days according to a recent study. To meet customer needs, procurement fulfillments should be completed within 5 days. The problem has existed for several years.
  • 3. Charter
    • Signed in September.
    • Added tasking for the project to examine variability issues (appended by email correspondence)
    • Coast Guard Industrial Program currently undergoing radical “modernization” as a part of the agency’s reorganization efforts.
    • Confidentiality agreement in place
  • 4. Communications Plan
    • Currently in review with the Value Stream Champion
    • Focus on linking messages with the ongoing simultaneous modernization effort.
    • Bi-Weekly updates on project progress to VSC who provides to Executive Sponsor.
  • 5. Data Collection
    • It’s all bollocked-up
    • Full data from 2008 – locked up in a now inaccessible data format; includes simulations
    • Current data – deep inside Oracle; the holy grail is getting the data out
  • 6. Normal? Transformatable? Defined non-normal distribution? Not on your life…
  • 7. And next?
    • Following direction from the book: Find another metric and start collecting data again…
  • 8. Next Steps
    • Remain solidly in the Measure phase of DMAIC
    • Meeting with Value Stream Champion 11/3 to revisit project plan and develop data collection plan.
    • Develop measurement system analysis with an eye toward analyzing Oracle data against check sheet data.
    • Meeting with process team 11/10 to update value stream map, including future state.
  • 9. Protect Yourself from Aliens