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Default Air Force Logo Make this year 'the year of why'
The "Year of Compliance" is finally coming to a close. After a multitude of inspections - Information Assurance, Air Traffic System Evaluation, Weather, Aircrew Standardization and Evaluation, and of course, Unit Compliance - you can finally look forward to a well-deserved respite. And you earned that respite, earning an overall "Excellent" in our
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Default Air Force Logo AFSO 21 breathes new life into old system
A unit here on base has taken Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century and Lean processes to the next step by using it to reconfigure their operations. The 100th Logistics Readiness Squadron has used the two processes to revamp and streamline the way its receiving shop does business. Air Force senior leadership designed Air Force Smart
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Default Air Force Logo New processes save time for war fighter
With a little planning and a lot of good old fashioned common sense, Airmen from the 100th Air Refueling Wing Logistics Readiness Squadron are working smarter these days. According to Chief Master Sgt. Brian Ward, LRS Vehicle Flight manager, using the principles of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century, or AFSO21, his people were able to
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Default Air Force Logo Talking about AFSO21
The Marauder sat down with Dr. Ron Ritter, Dr. Ron Ritter, Special Assistant for Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century to Michael W. Wynne, Secretary of the Air Force, and Deputy Director of the Air Force Smart Operations Office Dec. 5 to discuss AFSO21 and its affect on today's Airmen. Marauder: What is AFSO 21? Dr. Ritter: AFSO 21 for
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Default Air Force Logo AFSO21 Reading list
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, Larry Bossidy (658 BOS) Personal Evaluation: Not necessarily an easy read, but a very worthwhile read nonetheless. This book provides techniques and ideas on how to turn plans and talk into action, a needed skill in the Air Force. Overview: Disciplines like strategy, leadership development, and
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Seeing the Whole, Womack and Jones Personal Review: Another simple workbook from Lean Enterprise Institute. Basically, this workbook expands the company focused value streams in Learning to See, to an enterprise view that captures suppliers and customers. Overview: Using an extended value-stream map, a breakthrough tool for improving extended value
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Learning To See Rother and Shook Personal Review: This book is a workbook and pretty straightforward, it does not handle a lot of theoretical stuff on LEAN. Basically this book gives you a technique on how do draw you current value stream with all the necessary details. Next it explains how to draw your future value stream and what to do to get
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Creating Continuous Flow, Mike Rother and Rick Harris Personal Review: The workbook is simple and easy-to-read, but it is only a very top-level look based on a manufacturing environment. Overview (www.lean.org): The Creating Continuous Flow workbook helps managers, engineers, and production associates implement continuous flow production, a key
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Making Materials Flow, Rick Harris, Chris Harris and Earl Wilson Personal Review: Easy-to-follow workbook but totally production focused. The concepts can be applied to anything, but the reader will have to think hard to make the transition. Overview (www.lean.org): The Making Materials Flow workbook from the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) shows
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Creating Level Pull, Art Smalley Personal Review: This is a straightforward workbook from Lean Enterprise Institute. The workbook is centered on a case study and provides easy-to-understand graphics. The big con is that it focuses on high volume production examples. Nevertheless, it provides clear concepts that the reader can work to relate to
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