Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Foreign Object Debris Elimination in Military and Commercial Systems: Utilizing the Adkar Model to Improve Safety
by Neville, Steven C., M.S., California State University, Dominguez Hills, 2017, 81; 13906341
Abstract (Summary)

Continuous improvement is a principal objective sought in the world’s most advanced companies. One concept being implemented in quality management systems is Foreign Object Debris (FOD) elimination. This paper explores problems associated with stagnant quality systems and provides knowledge to quality professionals in understanding how to develop a successful approach to FOD elimination by changing a company’s organizational culture.

This paper examines the implementation of FOD elimination as an approach for companies to execute continuous improvement by changing their organizational culture using the ADKAR (Awareness, Desire, Knowledge, Ability, Reinforcement) change management model.

The approach to research is to review lessons learned, standards, theoretical literature, industry journal entries, and case studies regarding the effectiveness of FOD elimination efforts as a means to improve the organizational culture of a company.

Achieving positive culture change is an approach to continuously improve working environments where risks associated with people interacting within systems occurs.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fulton, Keith A.
Commitee: Bourcier, Denis R., Craner, Barrett
School: California State University, Dominguez Hills
Department: Quality Assurance
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Aerospace engineering, Operations research
Keywords: Change management, Continuous improvement, Lessons learned
Publication Number: 13906341
ISBN: 978-1-392-19194-1
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