Transcript of "Week 4 Project Status Update - LSS BB"
Update #2 Yes, we have no bananas. We have no bananas today.
Improve the timeliness of procurement request fulfillment for the industrial program <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
Charter <ul><li>Signed in September. </li></ul><ul><li>Added tasking for the project to examine variability issues (appended by email correspondence) </li></ul><ul><li>Coast Guard Industrial Program currently undergoing radical “modernization” as a part of the agency’s reorganization efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Confidentiality agreement in place </li></ul>
Communications Plan <ul><li>Currently in review with the Value Stream Champion </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on linking messages with the ongoing simultaneous modernization effort. </li></ul><ul><li>Bi-Weekly updates on project progress to VSC who provides to Executive Sponsor. </li></ul>
Data Collection <ul><li>It’s all bollocked-up </li></ul><ul><li>Full data from 2008 – locked up in a now inaccessible data format; includes simulations </li></ul><ul><li>Current data – deep inside Oracle; the holy grail is getting the data out </li></ul>
Normal? Transformatable? Defined non-normal distribution? Not on your life…
And next? <ul><li>Following direction from the book: Find another metric and start collecting data again… </li></ul>
Next Steps <ul><li>Remain solidly in the Measure phase of DMAIC </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with Value Stream Champion 11/3 to revisit project plan and develop data collection plan. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop measurement system analysis with an eye toward analyzing Oracle data against check sheet data. </li></ul><ul><li>Meeting with process team 11/10 to update value stream map, including future state. </li></ul>