Lockheed Martin's Continuous Improvement Processes Keeps Competitors at Bay

The company works daily to improve every aspect of the operations it controls.

Despite being a defense contractor and thus held to certain government-established standards, Lockheed Martin works daily to improve every aspect of the operations it controls and to find new ways to be competitive.

Rather than meeting specifications, workers in Archbald strive to "go beyond" and improve the process, Joe Koniszewski, senior manager of finance, said.

"We're delivering better performance at a better price point," Koniszewski said.

Such efforts paid off in 2011 when the Archbald plant won the majority share of competition for the U.S. Air Force's paveway II Plus Laser Guided Bomb program.

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