Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems expects to save tens of millions of dollars in C-130J program costs in the next several years as the company quickly transitions from a cost reduction program focused primarily on basic line modernization to one centered on actively applying the tenets of lean thinking and six sigma quality. Company officials say the average price of a C-130J has dropped by about $500,000 since they began inserting lean production and six sigma quality ...

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