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September General Meeting  

The Golden Bull Restaurant
7 Dalamar Street
Gaithersburg, Maryland  20877

Map to The Golden Bull Restaurant

Sep 18, 2008    6:00 pm - 9:15 pm

�Deploying Lean Six Sigma across DoD�

Presented by

Mr. R. Scott Bonney, Master Black Belt
DoD CPI/LSS Program Office Department of Defense

Thursday, September 18, 2008
At the
The Golden Bull Restaurant
Gaithersburg, MD

Please register using the link above or by contacting Mrs. Michele Withnell at (301) 461-2469 or .  Please note:  Meal preferences cannot be guaranteed if one is not registered by Tuesday, September 16, 6:00pm.

Important Notice: ASQ Section 509 is responsible for the meals for all �No shows� at The Golden Bull Restaurant.  Please help us control our losses by notifying our Arrangements Chair Mrs. Michele Withnell at to cancel your dinner prior to the event.  Thank you for your cooperation!

Program Summary:
Department of Defense Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt R. Scott Bonney will share the progress and future of the largest Lean Six Sigma deployment in history.  On October 1st of 2007, the Office of the Secretary of Defense stood up its Lean Six Sigma Program Office.  With three contractors (only one of whom had Six Sigma training) and three government employees, DoD formally began deploying LSS across its half-trillion dollar, five million person global organization.

 Now one year into its five year plan, see how true leadership buy-in and a �get it done� attitude has allowed the Federal Government to exceed even its most aggressive goals and laid the foundation for revolutionary change on a scale never before imagined.

Speaker Biography:  R. Scott Bonney
A 1990 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, R. Scott Bonney began his career as a Surface Warfare Officer before completing his Masters degree and entering the automotive industry in 1994.  As a Quality Engineer, he watched the early phases of pure Six Sigma deploy with GenCorp before moving to the Lean Just-in-Time, Just-in-Sequence assembly world of Johnson Controls, Incorporated (JCI) in 1999. 

As a Master Black Belt, Scott directed Lean and Six Sigma efforts across JCI�s ten North America Ford and Nissan Business Unit JIT facilities, overseeing 8 Process Improvement Managers, fifteen Black Belts, and 75 Green Belts running hundreds of projects across the billion dollar business.  It was during this time that he was introduced to and began experimenting with Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodologies.

Scott left the automotive industry in 2004 to become a LSS Master Black Belt for the Northrop Grumman Corporation.  Under full time contract to the Navy as they began their LSS journey, Scott spent the next four years as an instructor for NAVSEA�s new Lean Six Sigma College.  Running strategic planning sessions, developing curricula, and training more than 40 waves of Green Belts and Black Belts, he learned to bring together Lean, Six Sigma, and TOC methodologies under an integrated DMAIC structure, then worked to bring the Navy and ASQ together to develop a new Body of Knowledge and joint certification exam based on their integrated approach to process improvement.  Completed in 2005, the DoN/ASQ LSSBB exam became the gold standard for Navy Black Belt certification and significantly influenced the ASQ re-write of the CSSBB BoK in 2007.

Now a Master Black Belt with the Department of Defense Lean Six Sigma Program Office, Scott trains, mentors, develops curricula, and runs enterprise-wide projects, including two Consistency of Approach projects designed to align the entire Department of Defense in bodies of knowledge, curricula, and certification standards.

A Senior Member of the American Society for Quality, Scott holds ASQ certifications as a CQE, CQA, CMQ-OE, CSSBB, and DoN/ASQ LSSBB.

See the September 2008 General Meeting Announcement for more information and directions to the Golden Bull Restaurant.