Lean Six Sigma
The Office of Naval Research (ONR) began initial Lean Six Sigma awareness training in 2006. Deployment of a command-level continuous process improvement program began in earnest in 2007 and is managed through ONR’s Command Business Office.
ONR’s Lean Six Sigma Program is guided by its Command Business Strategy, which sets forth goals, objectives and initiatives to guide our organizational improvement and responsiveness to our stakeholders. Its goal is to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of ONR’s core business processes thereby increasing science and technology product transitions to the Navy and Marine Corps.
Our goal of increasing the speed and quantity of quality science and technology products that transition to the Navy and Marine Corps hinges upon improving our internal responsiveness and agility. It is with that focus that the maturation of ONR’s Lean Six Sigma efforts strives to embrace continuous process improvement principles to further improve productivity, encourage innovation and foster a culture of change in the pursuit of excellence.