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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1042087.pdf


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