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May 6, 2022

DLA Aviation CPI project improves organic manufacturing process

Defense Logistics Agency Aviation’s Continuous Process Improvement Office completed a project that shortened the time to process emergency requests for organically manufactured parts by 21%.

March 24, 2022

Newly minted CPI Green Belts save time, man-hours with improved Subsistence processes

Continuous process improvement isn’t just a heady concept thrown around by think tanks and executives. It’s a real, painstaking, value-added effort – and it pays off, said Rene King, Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support CPI division chief. Two recent CPI projects completed in the Subsistence supply chain are proof of its effectiveness, with a combined savings of $1.9 million in time and costs.

Jan. 20, 2022

Continuous Process Improvement project improves efficiencies, effectiveness of new employees and teams

What are the organizational impacts of new employee onboarding delays, and how can the processes improve? That is exactly the question the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Continuous Process Improvement team asked in 2018, and ultimately answered December 2021. Six projects and a little more than two years later, the impacts are an estimated $2.7 million in cost offsets over a three-year period, and several weeks of productivity per new employee, CPI Branch Chief Maximo Ayala-Ortiz said.

Jan. 27, 2021

DLA Distribution Tobyhanna improves material identification with a simple continuous process improvement tool

Tobyhanna Army Depot CECOM examiner initiated a simple fix to a communication challenge that improved receiving bay workflow. 

March 26, 2020

Process improvement pilot program helps keep employees on their feet

A Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support Continuous Process Improvement pilot program resulted in 700 employees receiving sit-to-stand desks at lower costs and faster delivery.

Aug. 26, 2019

New DLA guidance outlines steps for reducing production lead time 

After a multiyear effort improving pre-award contract time, the Defense Logistics Agency is turning its focus to reducing post-award production lead time.

Jan. 3, 2019

Process Improvement helps get food to troops overseas faster

Napoleon Bonaparte has been credited with saying that “an Army marches on its stomach.” As key players in making sure the military has the food they need to literally sustain America’s armed forces, employees from the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support’s Subsistence supply chain understand the importance of that concept. And when they saw potential to improve their process to feed the warfighter faster, they called in the Continuous Process Improvement Office to assist.

Nov. 5, 2018

Continuous Process Improvement award winners show dedication, making DLA better for all

Where there’s a will, there’s a way — and this year’s recipients of the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Continuous Process Improvement Award are shining examples of this enduring adage. Most of the honorees were recognized Oct. 23 at the Frank Lotts Conference Center, Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Among the 20 award recipients, there were three team awards and two individual performance awards. Awards were presented to CPI project teams; Kitting Functionality and Business Process Improvement, Commerciality Determination Honeywell International, and Oklahoma City – Backorder Resolution Process Improvement Project.

July 11, 2018

Mildenhall maintenance innovation slashes order time by 98 percent

Logistics In Action: Article originally appeared on the Royal Air Force Mildenhall website — Imagine shopping online for an item that must arrive quickly and realizing the order process will take 90 days. Ninety long days to place the order in the cart, hit ‘pay,’ and wait for the package to arrive.

Dec. 15, 2017

Continuous improvement: the path to process excellence

Continuous improvement is how DLA improves business processes and delivers optimal outcomes while maintaining customer focus; to that end, a new manual describes how that effort now focuses on more than just process.