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Jim Achenbach, Executive Director of SWRMC, explained that time is not the only thing Lean saves.
MM1 (SW) Alan Furseth, SWRMC Valve Shop, toured the command's Life Raft Shop to provide an outside critique of the day-to-day operations and discovered his shop could do repair work on valves that was being contracted out to civilians.
We arranged our tool boxes, drew outlines of bigger tools, and organized our entire inventory so when something is missing, we know right away what it is," said EN2 (SW) David Hart in the diesel shop at SWRMC.
According to CAPT Gannon, Commander of SWRMC, the biggest challenge Lean faces at SWRMC is culture change.
According to Gannon, Lean benefits any type of job and command throughout the Navy, not just SWRMC. All commands and all processes have waste.
With Letargo and the other Sailors at SWRMC site procuring parts, maintaining a log of requisitions and generating purchase orders, the ships located directly across from building 36 and beyond are able to maintain their mission-ready capabilities.
"Regionalization gave FISC visibility over what SWRMC owns," said CDR Gene Beltran, FISC San Diego's SWRMC site director.
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