Unformatted text preview: uare feet (22% of IDS's total footprint) and has more than 4,400 employees. While the facility's primary function is manufacturing, it
also has office space, two dining centers and a data center onsite. The largest program supported
by the facility is the Patriot Air & Missile Defense System, however, the facility also manufacturers
and integrates products for various land and sea based systems. The size and complexity of the
products manufactured at the facility span the production of circuit cards to the final assembly of
large radars used on naval ships.
Process management and continuous improvement programs
In 2001, the IADC increased its emphasis on operational excellence and began a lean transformation.
After working with outside consultants, the IADC developed their own internal lean office, called the
Operational Excellence Resource Center (OERC). The OERC, which is staffed by full-time industrial
engineers, works directly with manufacturing departments and cells in the IADC to implement
principles of lean manufacturing. Aside from using traditional lean tool...
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