Accession Number : AD1016024


Title :   Developing a Continuous Improvement System


Descriptive Note : Journal Article


Corporate Author : Crane Army Ammunition Activity Crane United States


Personal Author(s) : Haraburda,Scott S ; Zilafro,Lara E


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1016024.pdf


Report Date : 16 Sep 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 4


Abstract : No one should disagree that continuous improvement is critical to an organizations success, since conducting business using a status quo philosophy will not work. Advocates for successful change methodologies generally tout their particular improvement program as the silver bullet process to solve all problems. So how does one know which improvement program to implement? And, how does one avoid falling into the flavor of the month trap of changing their processes every time they discover a flaw in the process? At Crane Army Ammunition Activity (CAAA), we took a different approach by implementing a systematic fully integrated Continuous Improvement System (CIS) instead of just one or a few non-linked processes. This CIS is a system of the following six parts, all interwoven throughout the organization: organizational process standardization, employee participation, employee development, continuous improvement process, improvement programs,and organizational improvement analyses.


Descriptors :   ORGANIZATIONS , BUSINESS PROCESS REENGINEERING , STANDARDIZATION , quality assurance , productivity , EMPLOYEE RELATIONS , JOB TRAINING , PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT , motivation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE