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LMP Embarks on BPR for Increment 2

By Christine McMahon, LMP Public Affairs


The 2010 and 2012 National Defense Authorization Acts (NDAA) introduced a new requirement for Defense Business System (DBS) investments that exceed $1 million – like the Logistics Modernization Program (LMP) Increment 2 modernization to incorporate Business Process Reengineering (BPR) into the Business Capability Lifecycle (BCL) process.  As part of the Department of Defense (DoD) investment review, certification, and Milestone Decision approval processes, the investment’s Product Management Office (PMO) must provide the Office of the Secretary Defense (OSD) “objective evidence,” proving that appropriate BPR has been undertaken and the business processes supported by the DBS are streamlined and efficient.

Although LMP has always focused on providing the best tools and resources to support and enhance operations across the Army’s industrial base, a renewed focus on business process effectiveness and efficiency emerged with the LMP Increment 2.  As part of the LMP Increment 2 design phase, the PMO, with support from the Lead Army Materiel Command (AMC) Integration Support Office (LAISO) and the Lead System Integrator (LSI), worked with members of the AMC business community to identify over 300 BPR opportunities.

LMP has collaborated with the AMC Chief Information Office (CIO)/G-6 (the command’s BPR lead) to develop and submit an integrated BPR Plan and a formal BPR Assessment to OSD. The integrated BPR plan details the process taken to engage the business community in the LMP Increment 2 design with a focus on BPR, and lays the groundwork to enable the reengineered business processes alignment with the applicable DoD End to End (E2E) business processes. The BPR also ensures that these are properly implemented and members of the business community are well trained on new processes and procedures. The BPR Assessment is a required investment review deliverable that asks complex and dynamic questions of the program’s BPR efforts.  AMC and LMP are collaborating closely to answer the questions and provide objective evidence for each and every response.

With a successful MS B decision in June 2013, AMC will accelerate engagements with leaders from its major subordinate commands, depots, plants, arsenals, and other key stakeholders on strategies to implement reengineered business processes that align with the work already completed.

Conducting appropriate BPR is critical to improving the performance of our nation’s defense business systems. It’s not just a requirement from DoD and the Army, it’s a commitment LMP and AMC are making to ensure delivery of a standard enterprise solution at best value while continuously improving business processes and serving customers’ needs.

Posted July 24, 2013