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.
|Advisor:||Fulton, Keith A.|
|Commitee:||Bourcier, Denis R., Craner, Barrett|
|School:||California State University, Dominguez Hills|
|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|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be