Applying Continuous Process Improvement Methodologies to Evaluate and Rebuild the Air National Guard Cultural Resources Management Program
The Air National Guard (ANG) Cultural Resources Program oversees historic preservation and tribal consultation for 160+ installations throughout the United States and its Territories. One government official and one CEMML Cooperator manage the program centrally from Joint Base Andrews, MD, but the volume of work has prevented officials from managing resources in a proactive and systematic way. As such, managers are applying the Continuous Process Improvement/Lean Six Sigma methodology to focus efforts on improving work flow, enhancing customer value, and eliminating non-value added activities. This methodology has been used primarily by private industry to minimize waste by reducing and controlling variation, but the method also complements cultural resources management practices by eliminating redundancies, clarifying tasks and obligations, identifying solutions to complex problems, and quantifying ambiguities in order to garner understanding and support from key management officials.
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Applying Continuous Process Improvement Methodologies to Evaluate and Rebuild the Air National Guard Cultural Resources Management Program. Reymundo Chapa, Roger Ciuffo. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 445063)
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