Case Studies In Creating Value

Client: DRS Optronics, Inc.

A Systematic Approach to Complex Problem Solving

DRS Optronics, Inc. (DRSO) is a worldwide engineering and manufacturing organization for advanced electro-optical systems and components used in infrared imaging, targeting, and night vision systems for military and commercial applications.

DRSO uses the systematic Kepner-Tregoe approach to resolve the complex issues of cutting-edge technology. For example, during a product upgrade, receivers in an infrared night vision component had lower than anticipated transmission. After years in development, this lingering problem threatened the start of production. By using the rapid, cost-effective KT processes, the issue was resolved and delays were avoided, saving a $25 million product line.

Client: Lockheed Martin SEAT

Project Management Yields Mission Success

Lockheed Martin SEAT provides services to NASA at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. When NASA changed its contracting approach, Lockheed Martin SEAT was given new responsibility for managing over 100 NASA projects. Through a massive training and integration effort in Kepner-Tregoe Project Management, Lockheed Martin SEAT successfully transformed the way it does business. Lockheed Martin SEAT used KT process to successfully introduce and implement a new way of doing business that resulted in measurable improvements in cost savings, attrition, safety, incentive fees, ISO ratings, and more.