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Process Improvement Procurement at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District

Process Improvement Procurement at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District - GoLeanSixSigma.com

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District was recognized for its process improvement effort to streamline supply purchases. Nashville District implemented a pilot program to utilize Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)’s Facilities Maintenance Repair Operations Program, which resulted in more than 70 transactions to purchase critical supply items such as intake crane cables, remote switching and racking devices that reduce arc flash hazards, air winches, sump pumps, and fall protection and rescue systems. Utilizing DLA to procure these items reduced the time it took to award contracts and for supplies to be delivered. The project reduced contracting office labor from 45 hours to 25 minutes, enabling contract specialists to focus on more complex procurements.

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