MSC employees attend Lean 6 Sigma training
Military Sealift Command's Afloat Personnel Management Center, based in Camp Pendleton, Va., kicked off training for Lean 6 Sigma, an industry-proven, data-driven management approach to improve business processes, on Sept. 27-28.
Rear Adm. Hugo Blackwood, USNR, MSC's former vice commander and current deputy commander, joined employees from MSC headquarters, Sealift Logistics Command Atlantic and the Afloat Personnel Management Center at the session. The training focused on how Lean 6 Sigma can be used to achieve higher quality products while increasing productivity and lowering costs. The commercially popular methodology will initially be used to improve some of the personnel management processes at the APMC. Additional Lean 6 Sigma training sessions will be offered to other MSC employees as follow-on projects are defined.