Navy Logistics Command shares CPI best practices with Japanese scientists, engineers

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Navy Logistics Command shares CPI best practices with Japanese scientists, engineers

by: Sky M. Laron, NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka Director of Corporate Communications | .
Fleet Activities Yokosuka | .
published: September 24, 2014

YOKOSUKA, Japan – Editors and Journalists from QC Circle Magazine visited NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Yokosuka headquarters Sept. 18 to view command sponsored Continuous Process Improvement or (CPI) – initiatives and speak with FLCY leadership regarding their efforts towards finding opportunities for improvement – as even the very best can find ways to be better.

QC Circle Magazine is the official publication for the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, which houses the leadership element of QC or quality control circle Japan within their headquarters building.

NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka shared best practices with a recent initiative spear-headed by the Regional Services Department (Code 400’s) JPPSO or Joint Personal Property Shipping Office with recognition of its added capability in supporting the joint warfighter.

By creating this new capacity NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka is aligning itself with the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (OSD) effort to consolidate 151 personal property offices to 17 worldwide – a true exercise in CPI and Lean Six Sigma methodology.

JPPSO billets in Yokosuka take on joint responsibility of ensuring not only Navy but Marine Corps, Army, Air Force personnel and their family members are taken care of.

It’s a job the NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka workforce knows how to do AND do well -- so whether you are wearing a blue, green or kaki uniform -- a civilian OR family member, the service you will get at FLCY will be second to none thanks in part to CPI.

As the Western Pacific region's largest U.S. Navy logistics command, just 26 miles due south of Tokyo, the NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka enterprise networks more than 20 detachments, sites and fuel terminals from Misawa, Japan, to Sydney, Australia; Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean to Guam.

The Sailors, Marines, Japanese Master Labor Contract (MLC) and United States Civil Service (USCS) employees at NAVSUP FLC Yokosuka provide the daily logistics support to the Navy, Marine Corps, Department of Defense (DoD) and other federal activity customers within the 7th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AOR).

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