Original Date: 08/20/2001
Revision Date: 12/14/2006
Information : Government Property Management System
The Government Property Management System uses continuous process improvement along with the identification and adoption of best practices to manage government-owned property. The current focus on improvement of this activity is on strengthening the infrastructure of continuous process improvement.
During the course of operation, contractors acquire a large amount of government-owned property. To comply with contractual/regulatory requirements as well as efficiently implement best practices, Lockheed Martin Naval Electronics & Surveillance Systems-Surface Systems (NE&SS-SS) implemented the Government Property Management System. This system uses an established infrastructure of continuous process improvement along with the identification and adoption of best practices. To identify, create, and propagate best practices, this infrastructure employs policy and management support; personnel; control systems; and external associations. Additional drivers of the process are the use of Lean and Six Sigma trained personnel, and participation in government process teams.
The company’s corporate and site property management policy provides authority and responsibility to the Site Property Manager, as required, to assure policy compliance. Policy is carried out through the Corporate Property Council which provides a channel for participation and buy-in from the different stakeholders in the process. As opportunities for improvement are identified, this Council has the responsibility to establish, identify, and promulgate best practices. The Government Property Management System utilizes various control systems including appropriation process, a web-based property management database, a corporate redeployment database, a web-based self-audit system, the Corporate Property Council’s semi-annual best practices surveys, and web-based procedures. The National Property Management Association provides training resources and the Aerospace Industries Association promotes regulatory reform. Additional personnel involved in the process are Property Custodians, Site Property Council, Site Property Management/Contracts, Corporate Property Council, and Corporate Vice President of Contracts.
By continuously improving its property management infrastructure, Lockheed Martin NE&SS-SS assures efficient property management at a reasonable cost. The company maintains its designation as a responsible supplier to the government, which creates repeat business and growing capabilities to meet government needs. Since 1995, the Government Property Management System has been recognized as a Lockheed Martin 21 best practice. Consistent with the company’s continuous improvement policies, the adoption and creation of additional practices are driven by emerging regulations and efficiency requirements of the business world. The current focus on improvement of this activity is on strengthening the infrastructure of continuous process improvement.
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