Creato Performance Solutions has announced that Leonardo DRS, Inc. will be implementing the COMPASS® Quality Management System as the platform for their continuous improvement activities. COMPASS is a project portfolio management system that will manage, coordinate, and track all improvement activity in an organization.
The COMPASS system will serve as the technical infrastructure for Leonardo DRS’ operational excellence program, supporting Lean and Six Sigma oriented projects. Six Sigma is a robust improvement methodology that leverages data analysis in determining how to reduce defects in both product and service oriented businesses.
“We are very excited to work with Leonardo in the deployment of COMPASS,” noted Ian R. Lazarus, President & CEO of Creato. “Through the due diligence process leading to this point we’ve found multiple ways that Leonardo will benefit from this platform, including a more rapid process for sourcing and resourcing the most critical improvement opportunities.”
“The selection of COMPASS as our project portfolio platform was the result of nearly two years of evaluation of alternatives,” noted Shelley Gilliland, Leonardo DRS’ Corporate Vice President of Operational Excellence and Quality. “We are excited to kick off 2020 with the benefit of this unifying platform for our several business units.”
Leonardo DRS, Inc. is a division of Leonardo, an Italian-based corporation with business units that support marine, space, cyber, and other military theatres. Leonardo is among the top 10 largest defense contractors in the world according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
About Creato: Creato Performance Solutions has been providing technologies and training to support corporate performance improvement for over 20 years. Today, Creato is a leading provider in the U.S. of Lean and Six Sigma deployment, and Project Portfolio Management products including the COMPASS® Quality Management System. Their combined classroom and online training programs are available a variety of other channel partners across the U.S. A recent study of 150 projects completed by Creato clients over the past 10 years revealed an average return on investment of 7:1.