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projects that resulted from the DMAIC approach were documented on "kaizen plaques" and submitted by cells during the Lean Olympics. Other projects were submitted by cells as "R6o," projects.
"R6o" is the Raytheon implementation of lean-six sigma, and submitted projects can be highly visible within the larger company. While documentation does not guarantee control, the fact that the
overall approach was able to spawn a variety of highly visible projects for which front line employees
and managers were able to "get credit" for improvements creates a feeling of ownership for the
improvements. In addition, as stated before, the social culture of CCA, and the energy team in
particular, provides a degree of control that should not be understated; while the staff in CCA had
not taken this particular approach before, and did not necessarily know how much electricity every
piece of equipment used, they had the motivation and proven structure in place to maintai...
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- Spring '14
- Energy Policy, ........., Energy development