"People make it happen here," declares David Anderson, site director for Lockheed Martin Corp.'s Pike County Operations in Troy, Ala.
Even more, engaged teams make it happen.
participates in empowered or self-directed work teams, many as
contributors on PMTs, or Performance Management Teams. PMTs develop
performance goals in collaboration with leadership, and then are
challenged to achieve and exceed those goals.
Progress toward the goals,
in cost and quality, for example, is reviewed on a regular, frequent
basis, both weekly and monthly
The facility's emphases on engagement, teams and measurement has translated to performance excellence.
When it was named a 2012 IndustryWeek Best Plants winner, the plant boasted 100 percent on-time delivery with zero customer rejects. Other metrics included a 99 percent first-pass yield, and a 43 percent reduction in energy consumption per unit of production over the past three years.
For more, read "2012 IW Best Plants Winner: Engaged Teams Keep Lockheed Martin Delivering On Time, Every Time"
in sister publication IndustryWeek.