Producibility Elements Highlighted:
Conduct Producibility Engineering Review
Organize for Producibility
Lockheed Martin, Government Electronic Systems (LM-GES) uses Producibility Experts and other technical experts to conduct design reviews and provide the best technical solution against requirements, producibility, standardization, and life-cycle cost criteria. The design review process consists of Concept, Implementation, and Pre-release reviews. To improve the first-pass success rate, the Design Review Team includes experts from Engineering, Operations, Sourcing, Quality, and Program Management, as well as the Producibility Experts.
The Producibility Expert Program was initiated in 1990 to address problems related to attrition. To maintain and advance the technical expert base in commodities, LM-GES established a recognized system of experts to convey both lessons learned and current processes to the design community to improve the total cost performance of new designs. The Producibility Expert's role is that of consultant and design reviewer inserted into the design process
prior to Design Review. This practice has lowered the Drawing Change Rate.
Benefits of this program include the ability to contact experts on call for design engineering; the early insertion of process information and lessons learned into the design process; and manufacturing releases that are clearer and more producible.