AMC and Lean Six Sigma
The application of Six Sigma and Lean in the United States Army is only natural, because these processes fit in well with the Army’s well-rooted principles of reducing wasted time, money, and material. The Army Materiel Command (AMC) first applied Lean in 2002 in its fight against global terrorism, and by 2004, this developed to the application of Lean Six Sigma. Army News Service reports:
“Headquarters AMC has trained almost 200 people since it began its Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt programs in Lean Six Sigma in November 2004,” said Ron Davis, AMC deputy chief of staff for Industrial Operations.