Producibility Element Highlighted:
Conduct Producibility Engineering Review
Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems (LMTAS) in Ft. Worth, Texas applies an Integrated Product Team (IPT) review approach in its producibility program. The producibility review integrates the evaluation of the product with the tools and processes used to create the product. LMTAS calls this collection of data the Build-to-Package (BTP), which includes the product design, tool design, numerical control program, work instructions, and any other data required for production. All ingredients of the BTP are reviewed against each other before design starts and periodically during the BTP creation process. At its completion, the team again reviews all items against each other for producibility. Only then is the BTP released for production of the tools and hardware.