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  • #40274

    ssp
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    Fellow SS Persons,
    I have been asked about the application of six sigma in the government. Do any of you know if the federal government has ever used 6 sigma? I would appreciate any constructive feedback.

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    #124543

    Ken Feldman
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    Yes, the Federal Gov’t has used SS.  Try the various commands of the Navy for a start.  USPS has attempted for years.  Some of the court systems have tried as well.  Even the CIA has used some of it but of course they will have to shoot you if they admit it.  Lots of screwed processes both on the Legislative side as well as the Executive.  Hope you are really important and can get them more involved.  In fact, if you want to contact me [email protected] 

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    #124544

    Mikel
    Member

    Alright – enough of the pimping for MG.
    Do not promote products, services or surveys in forum messages.
    Do I need to report you to MC?

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    #124545

    BTDT
    Participant

    I think Darth really works with Mark Felt.*BTDT*According to a highly placed White House source

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    #124547

    Mikel
    Member

    You have the wrong Deep Throat. You are thinking of Darth’s fantasies and Linda Lovelace (it’s a port town thing – Miami, New Orleans, …)

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    #124575

    EdG
    Participant

    Like Darth said, the Navy & CIA. 
    Also the Army, Air Force (a little), DFAS (Defense Finance and Accounting Service), NASA, and even Homeland Security.
    Although it may be a step in the right direction, it is kind of like steering a supertanker with a canoe paddle.  She won’t stop on a dime nor take a hard 90.  Give it some time…

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    #125300

    BILL COOPER
    Participant

    I am the recently retired police chief of a suburb of Seattle.  I used Six Sigma in law enforcement with success.  How may I help you? 

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    #125303

    George Chynoweth
    Participant

    If you haven’t found it by now, the DoD has a Quality Management Office, mostly Baldrige oriented, but with a library of the various QM approaches. You can contact them via their website:
    http://quality.disa.mil/

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    #125310

    Al S.
    Participant

    We at the NAVAIR  DEPOT facility in Jacksonville, Florida have been utilizing six sigma for some period of years now. We have found it to be a very useful tool for us to enhance our work efforts here. We use it throughout a wide range of programs  at our facility.

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    #125318

    Navy Guy
    Participant

    Yeah, but us guys at North Island are doing it sooooooo much better than JAX or PNS or even Cherry Point.

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    #125320

    Mikel
    Member

    Before any of you guys start beating your chests, acknowledge that the US military budget could be considered one of the largest enterprises in the world. While the logistic ops from your depots to the battlefield are among the best in the world, the rest of the supply chain is bloated – nothing to brag about.
    When you get 6% productivity over a 5+ year period like AlliedSignal, GE and others – start beating your chests. There is a lot of work and you have barely scratched the surface.

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    #125336

    Navy Guy
    Participant

    Stan,
    First of all I said we were better than the other Depots, not better than GE or Allied Signal.  Second, the constraints that we work under are far different than those that GE and Allied Signal have to deal with.  Can we do a better job, yes.  That is why we are heavily engaged in using Six Sigma and Lean methods.  Finally, we spend more time beating our heads against the wall than beating our chests.  But that’s why we get the big bucks.  No, wait we get to play with cool toys instead of getting big bucks.  Plus we have the San Diego area to enjoy instead of north Florida.

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    #125337

    Mikel
    Member

    I agree about the opportunity and about N. Florida. Who would want to live in that part of Georgia anyway?
    There are billions in your supply chain and the efforts to data at places like Lockheed are only scratching the surface.
    I appreciate your efforts in a tough environment.

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    #125338

    EdG
    Participant

     Roger that.  And if you consider that we have only had pockets (entities within various SYSCOMs) working this for at best six short years, you are 100,000% correct.  We have only just begun to scratch the surface. 
    But then what is that old saying?  “the journey of a thousand steps begins with…”  …that first step in the right direction?  Some of us have taken that first step, now it is up to management to give us the time to take that journey.  Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither were these processes (in all of their infinite bureaucratic splendor) created overnight, so the same goes in that we won’t be able to correct them overnight either.
    Just keep an eye on us, and keep us honest.  Sound fair??? 

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    #125394

    Navy Guy Also
    Participant

    I am curious. 
    Would I get the same unbiased assessment if I were to ask a couple of the Titan guys?       “better than the other Depots”

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    #125395

    Stanley
    Member

    Nay guy’s – I think you should kick Stan’s A$$ for disrespecting you like that.  Not that it would probably take much – hey – you might be able to call in the slavation army to handle it.

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    #133660

    DPS
    Participant

    Can you give some examples of how you used SixSigma at your law enforcement organization?  Did it involve any administrative types of projects?

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    #133662

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    Other military establishments outside USA may not know what is called customer and lean six sigma as you people.
    Finish up the budget is their only goal, whether the money goes into top brass’s pocket or wisely spend is not an issue at all.

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    #133676

    BILL COOPER
    Participant

    I used Six Sigma for several various administrative projects.  I completd an assessment of police overtime, a large-scale project in a major city regarding widespread crime problems in an entertainment district.  I also used the methodology for report writing issues.  These cases can be found in my recent book, Leading Beyond Tradition: A Breakthrough Strategu for Law Enforcement.  I also lecture on and teach the use of Six Sigma in policing.
    If interested the book is on Amazon, and I’d be happy to chat further if you’d like.

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    #133684

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    The police in my country is still talking about ISO9000 compliance. But the crime rate in the city is going up rapidly. :-(

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    #133690

    BILL COOPER
    Participant

    How can I help you?  What country are you in?  Can I help you set up a project, or review what you have?  I am happy to give you any help you might need.
    Bill

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    #133691

    Trev
    Member

    I hear from my inside iSixSigma sources that the next issue of iSixSigma Magazine will feature an interview with a government official. It sounds interesting.

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    #133703

    Dog Sxxt
    Participant

    My email is [email protected]. Let discuss it offline.

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