Original Date: 04/28/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Southeast Material Acquisition Center
Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles (E&M) maintains a Southeast Material Acquisition Center (SEMAC) to centralize purchasing areas in which maintaining an expert buyer base would provide substantial cost savings. This is a cost effective means of procurement from a centralized group when specialized skills and knowledge are required to negotiate the best value. Benefits include an increased buyer knowledge of the marketplace; the best buyers are teamed with best suppliers; there is more intensive management to program procurements; staff has been reduced by up to 50%; redundancy in purchasing efforts is eliminated; buyer skills are improved and training of new buyers by experienced buyers can be accomplished; long-term forecasting and planning (leveraged buying) can be applied; company is positioned for electronic data interchange; and SEMAC helps Lockheed Martin remain competitive. Lockheed Martin achieved cost savings without reducing company competitiveness nor introducing delays in final product delivery.
The following functions are accomplished at the SEMAC:
Software Administration and Cataloging
Source Technical Support
Engineering Support (Components, mechanical, material)
Small/Small Disadvantaged Business
Supplier Performance and Measurement
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