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Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


Department of Operational Sciences

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Joshua K. Strakos, PhD.


This research identifies the method used for successful implementations. This method is critical to the nuclear enterprise as it will continually guide the program. Post-Cold War began an era of decline in the nuclear enterprise. Leaders were risk-averse in fear of being fired for making mistakes, the nuclear culture lost its experts, organizations were drawn to the conventional fight, and training lacked the priority necessary to rebuild the nuclear enterprise. In 2007 and 2008 two major incidents occurred, a necessary to bring focus and priority back to the nuclear enterprise. Several reports were accomplished to identify the issues and recommendations. Some recommendations are successful and some are failures. The purpose of this paper is identify the successful traits in the process to improve it for follow-on recommendations. Once the basic process was identified, a method was applied to formalize it. The method used for implementation is critical success factors (CSFs) and key performance indicators (KPIs) for assessment. Even though a process and method is identified to ensure the success of an implementation, if not properly followed the chances of success drastically decrease. If the organization identifies the wrong CSFs or does not continually assess KPIs the implemented program will fail.

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