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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.

Dec. 12, 2017

Korea commander tours local tech facility, focus on CPI

DLA Distribution Korea’s Lean Six Sigma Black belts, Green belts, and Quality Assurance Team members visited Taegu Tec to tour their facility on Nov. 29.

Aug. 3, 2017

A look at Tobyhanna’s Continuous Process Improvement History

Up until 2016, DLA Distribution Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania collaborated with Tobyhanna Army Depot on cross organizational Continuous Process Improvement initiatives that impacted both organizations.

July 31, 2017

Continuous Process Improvement and Safety at DLA Distribution Korea

Combining Quality Assurance inspections with Continuous Process Improvement enables DLA Distribution Korea to transform how business is conducted on a day-to-day basis. These programs allow for improvement of operations while staying true to the requirements of Audit Readiness and meeting the needs of the warfigher and material owners.

July 13, 2017

Minor adjustment to order-tracking process yields major cost avoidance

Saplay Seke, a business process analyst in DLA Troop Support’s Process Compliance directorate, facilitated a series of discussions using continuous process improvement techniques to address an issue related to how DLA employees communicate the status of transactions in their business software.

Dec. 6, 2016

Newest green belts chop reporting times, save money

Time and money will be saved thanks to process improvement projects that led two employees at Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support to earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifications.