Original Date: 04/28/1995
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Partnerships
Lockheed Martin Electronics and Missiles (E&M) has developed partnerships with state and local governments, industry, academia, and federal government industrial activities to support its Ocala operations initiatives. Lockheed Martin management has taken a progressive approach to further its business opportunities by developing cooperative relationships outside the organization. Partnerships have been established with state and local governments of the City of Ocala, Marion County, and the State of Florida; industry partners include suppliers and industries competent in the technical areas of astrospace, information systems, and electronics, and academia partners such as Central Florida Community College and Lakewood High School.
Examples of partnerships benefitting the business strategies of Lockheed Martin include the following examples.
The City of Ocala funded a five-year lease of a facility for housing the Lockheed Martin Ocala Operations in return for a guarantee of 100 jobs created by the Ocala operations.
The State of Florida funded a training program to enable area personnel resources to qualify for Ocala Operations jobs.
Marion County shared the cost with Ocala Operations to design and install a waste water recovery system.
Selected industry partners exchanged their technical expertise and production experience with Ocala Operations to continuously improve the technology base.
Suppliers are considered partners as soon as they are awarded a contract. Technology know-how and mission plans are passed on to the suppliers, and the suppliers participate in Ocala Operation's process/product improvement activities such as providing feedback into new designs.
Many of the business opportunities enjoyed by the Ocala Operations in the areas of new markets, personnel resources, facilities, design technology, fabrication methodology, and test have been made possible through Lockheed Martin Partnerships with state and local government, industry, and academia.
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