Using Simplify-Enable-Leverage-Resource (SELR) to Develop Solutions to Identified Opportunities

  • Lawrence John Henry SchulzeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1215)


The SELR approach was developed by the U. S. Navy Reserve Force to make its associated operations more efficient and responsive to an ever-changing environment. SELR is similar to such programs as 6∑, Lean, Continuous Process Improvement, etc. The letters of SELR are defined as: Simplify by streamlining activities, programs, and policies to make them more efficient; Enable personnel to provide effective capabilities through innovative technology, supportive policies and solutions to identified opportunities; Leverage personnel skills, talents and relationships to further enhance their contributions to the organization; and Resource as the staffing, training, and equipment provision to deliver more responsive talent capabilities to the organization. These topics are discussed in depth and a case study is provided to illustrate the application of SELR.


Ergonomics Simplify Enable Leverage Resource Intervention 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial EngineeringCullen College of Engineering University of HoustonHoustonUSA

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