Data Mining Support
From 2014 to 2017, Xentity supported the Navy Southwest Regional Command Southwest (CNRSW) financial management office with data-mining, with the goal of increasing efficiency efforts. These goals relied upon Lean Six Sigma (LSS) principles to improve department performance by removing waste and reducing variation in the work process. Xentity provided analysts who had extensive understanding of the Department of the Navy’s civilian personnel human resources and labor systems and functions. Xentity also provided financial, system, process, data, technology, management and software analysis and design services. These support data employed in conjunction with efficiency efforts and contract consolidation proposals.
The results of Xentity’s financial analysis, gap analysis, requirements analysis, and other feasibility studies were used to support integrating financial and HR data. They guide efficiency efforts for integrating system development efforts and support decision making. This will ensure that lean six sigma efforts and contract consolidations decisions in the CNRSW’s financial management office were based on accurate data.
Data-Validation Efforts Needed
The CNRSW’s financial management office required contractor support for data-mining and data validation of efficiency efforts. Both of which included applying lean six sigma principles and contract consolidation. The CNRSW specifically needed support to validate the accuracy of manpower/labor systems used by decision-makers to evaluate opportunities for efficiency improvement. This includes the total workforce management system under development by CNIC. Also, CNRSW needed to validate the accuracy and integrity of the information provided by those same manpower/labor systems. Finally, they required aid to maintain and retrieve archived data (data-mining) to support efficiency initiatives/efforts. Also, to validate reports generated by financial and manpower systems in response to data calls and requests for information.
In response, Xentity maintained and retrieved archived data (data-mining) to support lean six sigma efforts. Also, to compare with financial and systems generated reports in response to data calls and other CNRSW requests for information. Xentity also provided an analysis of data employed in conjunction with efficiency efforts and contract consolidation proposals. Finally, they provided monthly status reports to the financial management office designated staff.
Increased Efficiency Efforts
Through their efforts, Xentity has validated financial and human resources systems reports. This includes participation in cross-functional teams and analysis associated with validation. Consequently, this ensures that lean six sigma efforts and contract consolidations decisions in the CNRSW’s financial management office were based on accurate data. Furthermore, they identified which decision-making support systems were used to support efforts/develop proposal(s). Then they assessed whether or not the information provided by those systems is accurate reliable for decision making. And, Xentity’s status reports provided process change recommendations for CNRSW to improve information delivery performance. Each of these outcomes serve to help the CNRSW’s financial management office improve its efficiency efforts. Also, by extension, improve department performance.