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ARDEC Lean Six Sigma team honored for in-house training program
Oct 8, 2010
By Tracy K. Robillard (AMC)
Story Highlights * Lean Six Sigma is an Army business process and product improvement program * The Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC) Lean Six Sigma team developed an in-house training program * The in-house "Black Belt" program not only saves money, but has shown to be more effective * The Lean Six Sigma Competency Office team received a team award from the NJ Federal Executive Board Oct. 6PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J.-- When it comes to teaching the tricks of the trade of business process and product improvement, the Lean Six Sigma Competency Office (LSSCO) at Picatinny Arsenal knows that teamwork is critical.
In fact, their teamwork recently won a Federal Executive Board (FEB) of Metropolitan Northern New Jersey annual award, which was presented to the group Oct. 6 in Paterson, N.J.
The FEB Team Award was given to the LSSCO for their successes in using a "teaming approach" to make significant contributions to quality improvements and customer service.
"We couldn't do any of this without the collective dedication, collaboration and accountability of every member of the Lean Six Sigma team," said Dominick Carra, Director of the Quality Engineering and System Assurance Directorate, which oversees Lean Six Sigma here.
Lean Six Sigma supports the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), the Program Executive Office for Ammunition, and Program Managers in developing and delivering robust armament solutions for the U.S. Army and other federal organizations.
The Lean Six Sigma team's most recent accomplishment was the in-house design and implementation of a Black Belt Training Program - an advanced process improvement regimen - which consists of a two-week training course and a supporting project development program.
The in-house ARDEC Black Belt