$6.3M more to Improve Navy Operations with Goldratt Approach
Small business qualifier The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute (AGI) in New Haven, CT is being awarded a $6.3 million modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract (N00421-03-D-0066) to provide additional Theory Of Constraints (TOC) design and deployment, training, and certification support for Naval Aviation Enterprise training.
The theory of constraints was developed by Eliyahu Goldratt, and is best known as the idea behind the business best-seller The Goal [Library of Congress | Online retainers]. TOC has been used in various capacities by defense organizations like BAE Systems, Boeing’s F-22 Raptor project and its Printed Circuit Board Center, the USAF Healthcare System and Flight Test Center, and Israeli Aircraft Industries…
In brief, TOC holds that changes to most of the variables in an organization will have only small impacts on overall performance and the bottom line. There are few variables — perhaps only one — for which a significant change in local performance will effect a significant change in global performance. Such a variable is called a constraint. Therefore, if you wish to achieve more of your goal, you must identify your constraint, focus on it, and follow through. Derivatives of TOC have been applied by AGI and others to many aspects of organizational performance including manufacturing, maintenance, supply chains, scheduling, ERP systems, and project management.
Work on this contract will be performed at the Naval Air Depot (NAVAIRDEPOT) North Island in San Diego, CA (13%); NAVAIRDEPOT Jacksonville, FL (10%); Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron (MALS) 11 at Miramar, CA (6%); MALS 16 at Miramar, CA (3%); Camp Pendleton, CA (6%); Aircraft Intermediate Maintenance Department (AIMD) Norfolk, VA (6%); MALS 12 at Iwakuni, Japan (6%); Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island, WA (6%); NAVAIRDEPOT Cherry Point, NC (6%); AIMD Brunswick, ME (6%); AIMD Jacksonville, FL (5%); NAS Kanoeohe, HI (3%); AIMD Mayport, FL (3%); AIMD Pt. Mugu, CA (3%); AIMD Corpus Christi, TX (3%); AIMD Fallon, NV (3%); AIMD Misawa, Japan (3%); NAS Lemoore, CA (3%); NAS Oceana, Norfolk, VA (3%); and MALS 20 at New River, NC (3%), and is expected to be completed in December 2005.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division in Patuxent River, MD issued the contract.