Original Date: 04/28/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Transition to Ocala
In mid-1993, Lockheed Martin decided to move a major program from Orlando to Ocala, approximately 70 miles away. This move would involve not only moving the program, establishing new facilities, moving equipment, training new personnel, and recertifying equipment. The time constraint on this move was driven by program requirements for production deliveries to begin in five months.
To facilitate the move, a transition team, representing four main support groups, was established to build the new organization at the new site. This team developed detailed plans and timelines to ensure that all aspects of the undertaking were considered. Performance Management Teams (PMTs) which included hourly workers at each site were established to ensure that no details were overlooked. Once the plans were finalized, various sub-teams were established to execute the plans. Daily meetings were held between task leaders and team leaders to quickly identify any problems and take corrective action immediately.
This major program/facilities re-location began at the end of October 1993 and was completed with full-scale production beginning at the new facility in February 1994. And the cost required was less than the original projection.
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