The yearly competition evaluates manufacturing facilities in several categories, including quality, one-time delivery, worker safety and focus on continuous improvement. Since 2007, the Integrated Air Defense Center has achieved a 6 percent year-over-year increase in productivity and a reduction of manufacturing floor space requirements of 45,000 square feet. Over the past couple of years, the facility has had a 100 percent on-time delivery rating and no-customer rejections.
“Continuous improvement is an on-going journey for us,” said Dan Ryan, vice president of operations and integrated supply chain at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems. “Our philosophy is everybody, everyday – ideas from across all areas of the operation are essential for us to continue to increase our efficiency and capacity while maintaining our quality.”