Streamlining: Reducing costs and increasing STS operations effectivenessThe development of streamlining as a concept, its inclusion in the space transportation system engineering and operations support (STSEOS) contract, and how it serves as an incentive to management and technical support personnel is discussed. The mechanics of encouraging and processing streamlining suggestions, reviews, feedback to submitters, recognition, and how individual employee performance evaluations are used to motivation are discussed. Several items that were implemented are mentioned. Information reported and the methodology of determining estimated dollar savings are outlined. The overall effect of this activity on the ability of the McDonnell Douglas flight preparation and mission operations team to support a rapidly increasing flight rate without a proportional increase in cost is illustrated.
Petersburg, R. K. (McDonnell-Douglas Technical Services Co., Inc. Houston, TX, United States)
August 12, 2013
January 1, 1985
Publication: NASA. Johnson (Lyndon B.) Space Center R and D Productivity: New Challenges for the US Space Program