AIR FORCE - AFMAN 38-208 VOL 1
AIR FORCE MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING PROGRAM (MEP) - PROCESSES
|Publication Date:||29 March 2002|
Purpose of the Management Engineering Program (MEP).
The Air Force MEP provides the foundation for executing all M&O core competencies and helps Air Force commanders and functional managers improve productivity through the use of performance improvement techniques and procedures. The MEP provides the framework for developing Air Force Manpower Standards (AFMSs), command- unique manpower standards, and providing products and services.
Team Approach. MEP and functional personnel build cohesive teams to reach study objectives and achieve productivity improvement goals. Formal study contracts outline specific study objectives and responsibilities for all team members to work together to meet those objectives.
MEP Methodology. MEP methodology is built on state-of-the-art performance improvement techniques.
Performance improvement takes a systematic look at an organization to identify processes for potential improvement. Outcomes, outputs (products and services), processes, capital equipment, facility layout, customers, and suppliers are identified as part of a process improvement analysis. The project team collects data to analyze and improve these processes to meet future requirements. Tools and techniques described in AFMAN 38-208, Volume 2, are used as appropriate for the study.
The Seven-Phase Approach to Requirements Determination studies as described in Section 3B-Section 3G of this volume may be applicable for use in all four core competency contexts where improvement in performance is desired.
HQ USAF/XP gives program direction through related policy. The Air Force Manpower and Innovation Agency (AFMIA) develops tools and techniques to carry out policy and furnishes MEP customer-related technical support.
M&Os at all levels will implement the MEP.