Lean and Green

Getting Lean

United Support Solutions-LMT, Inc. is transforming our manufacturing operations and processes into a competitive lean enterprise. Currently, United Support Solutions-LMT, Inc. is undergoing a four stage approach of assessment, solution design, implementation, and continuous improvement. This program will enable lean manufacturing and continuous business process improvement using tools ranging from value stream mapping, to 5S, Kanban, Kaizan, and Six Sigma methodologies. The end result will improve cost, quality, delivery, and ensure an agile and competitive lean enterprise.

The following are projected outcomes in United Support Solutions-LMT, Inc.’s pursuit of a lean manufacturing enterprise:

Increase in production  10% Decrease in waste  10%
Increase in market share  15% Decrease in inventory  10%
Increase in gross sales  10% Decrease in rework  10%
Improvement in quality  5% Decrease in delivery time  20%

Going Green

United Support Solutions-LMT, Inc. actively strives to prevent harm to our environment and people. United Support Solutions-LMT, Inc. has embarked on an environmental responsibility strategy as the importance of reducing our impact and reducing costs escalates.

Energy Management

Solar Panel Installation

    • Reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 235,095 lbs Co2 annually
    • Reduces smog emissions by 213 lbs Nox annually
    • Reduces acid rain emissions by 415 lbs Sox annually
    • Equivalent of 4,898 trees planted annually and 24 cars/light trucks taken off the road annually
    • Offsets 66 barrels of oil annually
    • Produces 112,217 kWh annually
  • Solar Water Collection/Thermal System
  • Investment in energy efficient lighting, heating, and cooling systems and equipment

Material, Chemical, Air, and Water Waste Management

  • Pollution Prevention Program (PPP)
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Program (EHS)
  • Integrated Team to ensure PPP and EHS implementation
  • Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) compliance for Finishing
    • Cadmium (maximum concentration 0.01% by weight or 100 ppm)*
    • Hexavalent chromium (maximum 1000 ppm)*
    • Lead (maximum 1000 ppm)*
    • Mercury (maximum 1000 ppm)
    • Polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) (maximum 1000 ppm)
    • Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) (maximum 1000 ppm)

Sustainable Precision Green Manufacturing

  • United Support Solutions-LMT will partner with DoD to demonstrate via process and prototype development alternative and greener lightweight materials for enhanced cost effectiveness, survivability, and sustainability.