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value stream mapping, the OERC promotes the PDCA cycle by tracking and publicizing the number
of improvement ideas generated by individual cells over time. Despite the IADC being a heavily
unionized facility, and the fact that manufacturing employees do not need to participate in the lean
program, it has been incredibly successful. For example, the IADC achieved a 20% cost reduction to
its bottom line each year in a row between 2004 and 2008, and won the North American Shingo Silver
Medallion award for operational excellence in 2008. In addition, from January to September of
2009, employees implemented over 600 improvements throughout the facility.
The facility also participates in the corporate wide process improvement program, called Raytheon
Six Sigma T M . The program has derived elements from other corporate six sigma programs including the Texas Instruments Continuous Flow Manufacturing program, the Hughes Aircraft Agile program, the Motorola Six [email protected], and the General Electric Six Sigma program. The
Raytheon Six SigmaTMprocess shares...
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- Spring '14
- Energy Policy, ........., Energy development