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Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) in Illinois looks to eliminate waste in order to improve performance in delivery cycle time. Equipped with a Value Stream Analysis (VSA), a lean-management method used to examine the current state of a product, RIA-JMTC is aiming to jump start the process. Headed by Richard Nesbitt, RIA-JMTC deputy commander, the VSA provides them with a framework and understanding that could save from 45-60 days of delivery time for certain projects. As leadership and subject matter experts examine the data, they continue towards their goal of process improvement with Lean Six Sigma.

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