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COMMENTARY TIMES 14, September 2006 Commodity Councils offer better way to purchase s National Stock Numbers support over each. The Qgden PSCM Change Management team, whose role it is to help the workforce adapt and support new changes to their roles and responsibilities, has been working with the Secondary Power Logistics Solution Commodity Council and the Sec-ondary Power Supply Chain Management team for several weeks as the commodity council takes its final steps toward contract award. As the Council rolls out a whole new strategy for buying and repairing parts, the change management team, ted by myself and Jeannie Chilia, is working with the SPLS to identify the changes that will come with this new contract and to prepare the affected workforce for that change. The key to success in any process change is having a workforce that understands and supports the change and is excited to implement the new processes. The change management team has worked toward this goal by helping to facilitate the mapping of the 'as is' process and is now working to help de- velop the new processes as they are envisioned. BY J0ANN VANCLEAVE I lave you ever heard of a Commodity Council? If you were asked that question, how would you answer? Commodity councils are one of several lean initiatives that came from the Purchasing and Supply Chain Management effort The idea behind the councils is that purchasing new parts and repairs from a supplier on one very large contract is much more efficient than preparing hundreds of smaller contracts to that supplier. Hill is the 'owner of two of the seven current councils within Air Force Materiel Command. The two are: the Landing Gear Commodity Council under the direction of Ruth Abid, and the Secondary Power Commodity Council under the direction of TfMES vtckiy Since 1948 Hilltop Times Editorial Staff: Col. Scott Chambers.. 75th ABW Commander Charles Freeman Chief, Public Affairs Barbara Fisher . Editor Tech. Sgt. Crystal Robles ... Assistant Editor Beth Young. Mitch Shaw, Airman 1st Class Jenny Chong and Airman 1st Staff Writers Class Clayton Murray Shannon Smith ....Page Layout & Design Deadlines: Editorial and news Hems. 3 p.m. Friday. For more information call RussDyreng. The philosophy behind commodity councils is that 92 percent of AFMC's buys will fit into seven common groups or categories of items. The groups are identified by Federal Stock Class Codes and most of the commodity councils are working to Published by Ogden Publishing Corp., a private firm in no way connected with the U.S. Air Force, under exclusive written contract with Hill AFB. This commercial enterprise Air Force newspaper is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. military services. Contents of the Hilltop Times are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, the Department of Defense or the Department of the Air Force. The appearance of advertisements in this publication, including inserts or supplements, does not constitute endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or Ogden Publishing Corp., of the products or services advertised. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage without regard Litterers could face fines BY CHARLES FREEMAN 75th Air Base Wing public affairs Consider yourself put on notice if you work on Hill, smoke cigarettes and dispose of them improperly. For some reason there is an increase of cigarette litter on Hill, and, perhaps unbeknownst to some, the consequences of littering, and in particular discarding lighted ciga to race, color, religion, sex, have a suggestion. Because of the local change in policy about having to show both an ID card or Common Access Card and a motorcycle safety card to get entry onto the base, why can't they put some sort of code on your ID card so that it indicates you have had the course? This way It will not Impede traffic during peak hours. It Is hard enough for the PuUuit one card, let alone two, to cln entrance to motorcycle rtzt" to t the base. ct 22 effort to make things better! W ..... ( '0 4 - to " f a A Photo by Jennifer Moore On the line of Weber State University's Stewart Stadium, a referee prepares Col. Scott Chambers, 75th Air Base Wing commander, to present the game ball during Saturday evening's season opening game against Cal Poly University. WSU hosted "Operation Armed Forces Tribute" as a Hill appreciation night, and provided 2,800 free tickets to the event. 50-ya- When you call or send an your comments will be recorded and staffed through the agency responsible for action. Please give your supervisor and chain of command the opportunity to work with you in answering questions and solving problems before calling the Action Line. This will help me better serve your interests. Items of basewide interest will be published in the Hilltop Times. Unit Involved: "?ee Phone numbers The base agencies listed can be contacted directly if you have a complaint or a problem with their services: Airmen Again xt Drinking and Driving provide rides when designated drivers are unavailable. 777-- 1 J placed overprinted by any means, either side of it, and no holes should be punched in it. Placing a code on a CAC card or ID card in order to verify that a member received motorcycle safety training would be considered manipulating the card and is not authorized. I realize it takes a few extra seconds to show both the motorcycle safely card and your ID card when entering the base gates, but it's a good, common sense policy that many bikers liked a lot more than having a sticker put onto their expensive motorcycle. Accordingly, we will continue that policy on Team Hill. Thanks for the idea and I do appreciate your Hill's Last DUI: Call not cotton which means they take decades to degrade. Littered butts also cause numerous fires every year. Team Hill employees can do their part in minimizing this litter problem. Use butt cans or other proper devices available throughout the base. Keep in mind for those who violate the law regardless if an incident occurs on base or off the installation, consequences can be hefty. r I appreciate your initiative in taking time to make a suggestion like this, which nJ seems like a good idea initially. However, the ID card (CAC card) cannot be in any way. It also cannot be amended, modified or mchanged or manipulated no stickers or other adhesive materials are to be on THINK SAFETY 7SU Scenta II Ql "hiIltop.timeshill.af.mir'. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are U.S. Air Force photos. SeJUemfan, . at least four hours in cleaning up the litter caused by the individual and any existing litter from a safe area designated by a sentencing judge. If it occurs on base, the sentencing authority may be your commander. Statistically, cigarettes are the most littered item in the United States and the world. It is estimated that several trillion cigarette butts are littered worldwide each year. Unfortunately, cigarette filters are made of a cellulose acetate material, Motorcycle safety Affairs Office staff iivBldg, 152.' Call 777r4598 with story ideas to ,, or comments, orsend.e-ma- il DUIs: rette butts, may come as a surprise. Utah law is clear when it comes to throwing lighted material from a moving vehicle. It's against the law. Period. A person who violates the law in this manner is guilty of a class C misdemeanor and may be fined not less than $100 for each violation. In addition, the sentencing judge may require that the offender devote ; action.line.pahill.af.mil national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. Editorial content is edited, prepared and provided by the . 75th Air Base Wing Public Hllfs Total 2006 Once those steps are in place the CM team will meet with groups of affected workers and begin to introduce them to the changes that will be coming their way with the award of the first contract This is the first time the change management team here has taken on this type of project and the team members are learning as they go through the process. While this will probably become a standard task for them in the future, right now it is both new and challenging, but also very exciting. The project has been very time consuming and requires detailed analysis of the tasks that comprise the employees' jobs as they exist today, but the outcome will he a product that defines the new processes, ensures that all touch points from the old processes are in place and addressed in the 'to be' model These actions are geared to provide a smooth transition from the old way of doing business to the new. The success of this team effort will be another huge step down the path of Continuous Process Improvement and a real tribute to the dedication of all who were involved. 200-phi- 884th Combat Sustainment Group Security Forces r. Crisis Information Services. Base Restaurants. . . 0 . . 6 4 .. 3 RetirementCompensation . (civilian) Social Actions . . . J : . . . . . . 2 Employee Relations. 9 6 . Military fay Civilian Pay Air Force Suggestion Program IG Complaints (for appointment) IG Complaints (aft hours) 1 6 1 ....... . . .777-530- 5 1 .... Fraud, Waste or Abuse (recording) 75th Medical Croup Civil Engineering Hill Pride Hotline . . . Public Affairs Public Affairs Information. Control Line 1 8 777-49- 1 . 3 1 . 6 Military Housing Maintenance Safety Office Union AFOSI Narcotics Hotline. Assistance Center Family ' (when activated) 3 7 . . . .775-309- 0 2 111 any time to request a ride. HL 5 The Air Force celebrates its 59th birthday Monday. How do you think the existence of the Air Force has benefited the nation over the years? T r i v 1i Dan Hoyle 1 508th Aircraft Sustainment Wing Ogden "The Air Force has not only helped but also maintained air superiority since 1947. It has not only protected the skies over our country but over thi countries of our allies as well." v. Willie Norton Air Logistics Center "The Air Force has always been composed of well educated and dedicated Airmen who have served our nation and have been willing to deploy at a moment's notice." Karen Judson 84th Combat Sustainment Debi Crapo-Pardo- e 526th ICBM Systems Wing - V r i Michael Dalton 388th Fighter Wing Wing I "Living right can see the birds of our state and nation. They really show the strength of our great nation. The presence of them acts as a powerful force for others off-ba- se "It has helped our country keep the freedoms we have. I feel more secure knowing they are here to protect us." to see." "Our Air Force has allowed us to control air space and permitted us to reach farther; it has granted us the ability to reach space." ' BenOrton 309th Maintenance Wing "Through missions and deployments the Air Force and its members have provided a lot more protection for us and our skies."