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Department of Defense

Consolidation of LSS personnel

Currently, every DOD Service and agency has its own cadre of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) practitioners. These practitioners are stretched thin since there simply are not enough LSS Black and Master Black Belts within each Service or agency to teach new belts, mentor those belts through difficult projects, or facilitate enterprise level projects. A more efficient use of Black and Master Black Belts would be to have an office... more »

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Department of Labor

Redundancy reduction in CPI data colleciton

Current CPI data collection procedures require us to visit multiple outlets in the same PSU that are under the same pricing structure. Many of the grocers, big retailers, and big box outlets have identical pricing in all of their outlets within a given territory. For those companies that do have standard pricing in a given territory we can save money be sampling at just one outlet. Rather than spending the time and... more »

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DoD Joint Enterprise-level Problem-Solving

A Strategic Integration problem-solving model designed for seeing through the visions at the top with the solutions from the experts at the bottom. This model has already been implemented and proven to work; bottomline results: an overall increase in mission effectiveness with real cost savings. The model is scalable and can be instituted at the DOD level or for that matter any branch of Government. Preliminary discussions... more »

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Department of Labor

Webscrape price data for the CPI

Hundreds of data collectors make in-person visits to retailers around the US to collect prices for the Consumer Price Index. Other data collectors manually collect data from retail websites. CPI data collection methods are, slow, labor intensive, and allow human error.

The CPI should begin collecting prices by webscraping. Webscraping uses automated computer programs to collect data from websites. Webscraping programs... more »

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