Longevity Consulting Trains Office of Personnel Management in Value Stream Mapping and A3 Process Improvement Methodologies

Washington, DC—January 23, 2013— Longevity Consulting, one of the Washington region’s leading providers of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) training and support to the federal government, was selected by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in Boyers, PA to provide their organization with technical training on the Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and A3 process improvement methodologies.
The OPM Retirement Operations Center located in Boyers, PA is the site of the storage, initial development and administration of millions of federal employee’s retirement and disability case files. Recent CPI project work has generated a re-designed process layout which has resulted in greater efficiency and case accountability. OPM – Boyers sought to continue their recent successes using CPI by gaining technical training on the powerful tools of Value Stream Mapping and A3. These tools allow organizations to get an in-depth view and documentation of their process flows and functions to help reveal performance gaps that can be tackled with CPI methods.
Longevity Consulting, a recognized expert in the use of these tools, created a customized curriculum that educated, through knowledge transfer, relevant examples and hands on simulations, the proper use and application of these techniques. The training was well received and provided participants a firm foundation on which to continue developing their CPI program. Said one class participant, the training “helped me understand how to look at a process and identify the improvement opportunity areas.” Longevity looks forward to continuing to aid OPM with their 2013 Continuous Process Improvement activities and expects significant results from the engaged leadership and dedicated employees of OPM – Boyers.

About Longevity Consulting

Longevity Consulting is an information technology and Continuous Process Improvement, solution based, full service organization, dedicated to producing results. We are an SBA 8(a) Certified, Veteran Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business and our goal is to create a collaborative environment between our consultants and our clients. This synergistic relationship helps with identifying ways to improve our clients’ business and better positions our company to provide the most appropriate solution for each client engagement. For more information about Longevity Consulting, please visit us at www.longevityconsulting.com.

Longevity Consulting Demonstrates Successes in USDA’s Business Process Improvement Program

Washington, DC—January 23, 2013— Longevity Consulting, one of the Washington region’s leading providers of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) training and support to the federal government, was honored with commendation for their project successes with the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS), 2012 Business Process Improvement (BPI) program.

USDA’s Business Process Improvement program employs BPI methods and Lean Six Sigma tools to improve its processes and generate faster, higher quality and lower cost results. Longevity Consulting has served as the coach and mentor to the USDA’s APHIS agency in learning and applying the BPI methodology and Lean Six Sigma tool set to its business processes. Successes in 2012 include reduction of 100 days of process cycle time for the Veterinary Biologics process, over $26,000 in labor costs eliminated in the Time and Attendance process and an over 50% lead time reduction in the Biotech Position process.

Longevity continues to support the USDA going forward in 2013, helping to identify a new set of BPI project initiatives, train new BPI practitioners and support specific project work to achieve measureable business improvements. Longevity Consulting CEO, Bobby Long, is “honored to have received such prestigious recognition for our efforts at USDA and will continue to strive to exceed their expectations.”

About Longevity Consulting

Longevity Consulting is an information technology and Continuous Process Improvement, solution based, full service organization, dedicated to producing results.  We are an SBA 8(a) Certified, Veteran Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business and our goal is to create a collaborative environment between our consultants and our clients.  This synergistic relationship helps with identifying ways to improve our clients’ business and better positions our company to provide the most appropriate solution for each client engagement. For more information about Longevity Consulting, please visit us at www.longevityconsulting.com.

Longevity Consulting Creates Unique Green Belt to Black Belt Continuous Process Improvement Training Program at The United States Department of Agriculture

Washington, DC—January 23, 2013— Longevity Consulting, one of the Washington region’s leading providers of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) training and support to the federal government, has created a customized CPI training program designed to elevate CPI Green Belts to the rank of Black Belt for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) agency at United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Within the Continuous Process Improvement world, practitioners are given rankings depending on their process knowledge and experience. Borrowing from the martial arts, CPI ranks participants in ascending order from White Belt, Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt to Master Black Belt. In the past, practitioners were required to select a level they wished to achieve and had to stay at that level or re-enter the training arena from square one to obtain further certifications. In an effort to optimize and make the training process more efficient, Longevity developed a transition program that builds on the initial 2 weeks of training provided at the Green Belt level and adds to it an additional 2 weeks of training to elevate Green Belts to the 4 weeks of training received by traditional Black Belts. This unique program allows more cost efficient use of continuingly limited training resources and provides proven CPI practitioners an avenue for advancement. This program, in place at USDA APHIS, has proven to be a dynamic way to continue developing the organization’s CPI program and expanding the agency’s self sufficiency. Longevity looks forward to continuing to work with the USDA to evolve and extend its Continuous Process Improvement successes.

About Longevity Consulting

Longevity Consulting is an information technology and Continuous Process Improvement, solution based, full service organization, dedicated to producing results. We are an SBA 8(a) Certified, Veteran Owned, Small Disadvantaged Business and our goal is to create a collaborative environment between our consultants and our clients. This synergistic relationship helps with identifying ways to improve our clients’ business and better positions our company to provide the most appropriate solution for each client engagement. For more information about Longevity Consulting, please visit us at www.longevityconsulting.com.