William Best

Past Awards

Franz Edelman Award: Winner(s)

At a time of war, the U.S. Air Force maintenance hub reduced its repair time for C-5 Galaxy transports from 360 to 250 days using lean initiatives, then further improved its turnaround time to just 160 days with Critical Chain Project Management, an O.R. technique. The work saves American taxpayers $50 million a year and decreases the demand to truck materiel through the Iraqi combat zone, saving lives as well.

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