Accession Number : AD1042087

Title :   Economy of Force: Continuous Process Improvement And The Air Service

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Air Command and Staff College, Air University Maxwell AFB United States

Personal Author(s) : Herman,Ryan L

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Report Date : 01 Jun 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : Air Force senior leaders attempted to implement an array of process-improvement models throughout AF existence Management By Objectives, Total Quality Management, Quality Air Force, Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, and Continuous Process Improvement to harmonize efficiency and effectiveness in support of mission accomplishment. Much like a metaphorical dippy bird that overcomes inertia through spirited leadership, it tips, secures a drink, and the vigor that generated initial action wanes; thereafter, the dippy bird regresses toward its initial position. TQM was molded into QAF.

Descriptors :   air force personnel , missions , combat support , operational effectiveness , decision making , risk management , cost analysis , productivity , lessons learned , department of defense , business process reengineering , total quality management , personnel management

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE