The Challenge

Lockheed Martin's plant in Clearwater, Florida has over 400 employees and 500 different suppliers. The location produces a low-volume high-mix of ruggedized, high-reliability electronic data and signal processing equipment. Keeping track of Quality can be a challenge in such a complicated environment. Pushing forward to make improvements over the last decade has been a clear focus for Lockheed Clearwater.



The Approach

Along with implementation and continued reliance on iBASEt's Solumina Operations and Quality Process Management solution, Lockheed approaches Quality Management with a culture of continual improvement. Each member of the large Clearwater team is invested in the plant's collective goals. In today’s competitive manufacturing environment, gathering and analyzing metrics is not a luxury, but a necessity. The management team knows that it must remain competitive, not only against U.S. companies, but also against foreign competitors.

Quality is not just a buzzword at Lockheed Martin. From its employee-friendly policies to quality control technologies, the company's MS2 Clearwater, FL plant is constantly moving forward.



The Results


10 years using Solumina has resulted in a 97% reduction in defects.


Adopting Solumina has led to 99% on-time delivery across 460 programs.


Solumina software has helped Lockheed achieve a 46.9% reduction in scrap.

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