Continuous Process Improvement Office

Making the Army better today for tomorrow’s fight!

Mission

Provide Lean Six Sigma (LSS) concepts and analytics to improve processes, reduce time and cost, improve quality, effectiveness and efficiency to meet mission requirements. Through consultation and project management, we assist USAR Commanders, Leaders, and Staff with continuous process improvements by leveraging better business practices (both government and private sector) to support readiness and deployment ability of Units and Soldiers.

Department of the Army Lean Six Sigma

Core Functions

Our core functions include project portfolio management, oversight of CPI LSS execution (strategy, policy, and certification), end-to-end process redesign and analysis, and project management. We conduct organizational assessments, LSS training and classroom management, and professional development (Mobile Training Teams and Just-In-Time mentorship). CPIO has a Memorandum of Agreement with Forces Command (FORSCOM) to serve as the LSS Certification Authority for Additional Skills Identifiers (ASI) 1X and 1Y. We sync with HQDA Office of Business Transformation CPI Program Management for governance, ASI 1Z, and LSS Excellence Awards.

Hot Topics (What’s trending …)

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • FY20 Process Improvement Guidebook
  • CPIO on the Army Reserve Double Eagle App
  • Quarterly Executive Steering Committee

Current Projects

  • Improve the Purchase Request Certification Process (HQ, USARC/AR-MEDCOM)
  • Reclassification Acceleration Program (80th Training Command)
  • Enterprise Architect Fiscal Responsibility and Reinvestment (HQ, USARC G-6)
  • OMAR Service Contract Requirements and Budgeting Process (80th Training Command)
  • Reduce process Lead Time for ASAP Enlisted Drug Discharge Packets (HQ, USARC)

**For more information on current projects, visit the following CAC-enabled Army PowerSteering Website at: https://armyps.army.mil/usarmycorp

Training

White Belt

  • One-day (6 hours) workshop (No training pre-requisite)
  • Provides an introduction to the LSS program, methodology, tools, and provides a hands-on learning experience.
  • Open to military, civilian, and contract personnel

Lean Leader

  • One week in length (No training pre-requisite)
  • Provides practical waste reducing and process optimizing tools to immediately improve day-to-day operations

Green Belt

  • Two weeks in length (no training pre-requisite)
  • One week a month for two months
  • Provides students with an in-depth understanding of Lean tools and problem-solving techniques
  • Soldiers earn an ASI after completing training and assigned DMAIC project

Black Belt

  • Two weeks in length (GB training pre-requisite)
  • One week a month for two months
  • Builds on the student’s knowledge of Lean tools and includes statistical tools to further improve the quality (Six Sigma) of business operations
  • Soldiers earn an ASI after completing training and assigned DMAIC project

Master Black Belt