AFSO21Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century
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He has written two articles published in Combat Edge magazine, contacted the Air Force Safety Center, AFSO21, and attempted to engage leadership.
AFSO21 strives to eliminate many of QAF's deficiencies while simultaneously reinforcing its strengths.
The Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century (AFSO21) Playbook directs leaders to establish an environment where "all Airmen are actively eliminating waste and continuously improving processes" (p.
(6.) Lisa Mathews, "Warner Robins Air Logistics Center and AFSO21: Award Winning Continuing Process Improvement," Air Force Journal of Logistics, Vol XXXII, No 2, 22 June 2008, 64.
AFSO21 does much more than just produce straight-forward results because it promotes a culture that eliminates waste, shares best practices, and reduces cycle times for delivering effective combat capability.
All of that may be well suited for support units and agencies, assuming we can find the additional time and effort to master, apply, and maintain AFSO21. However, imposing yet one more structured management methodology on operational units, even if done in phases, is unlikely to meet with any greater success than did TQM.
Achieving maximum benefits through an AFSO21 review would require assistance by experienced consultants.
Given the mixed results of past transformation efforts, has AFSO21 achieved the desired effects?
The memo's topic is a $1.3B AFSO21 efficiency withhold from the FY09 Execution Plan.
"We'll accomplish this through AFSO21 events and an effective facilitation of a streamlined GLSC governance process."
This is not an additional program but a process to place Safety on the path of continuous improvement--it fits right with our current AFSO21 processes.
Under the auspices of Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st Century or AFSO21, I have asked every Airman to make energy a priority and to bring ideas forward on how we can be more energy efficient.