Industrial Engineering is all about systems–about how things get done. At DCMA, we’re into system optimization. In other words, we try to make processes more efficient, so that things work better, get made faster, and cost less.
In the commercial world, your skills might help you with anything from supply chain management to faster takeout. At DCMA, the stakes are a little higher. The Agency is responsible for procuring a wide range of items for the Department of Defense–satellites, missiles, battleships, helicopters, fighter jets.
Getting them produced is a complex task. From the development of the first prototype to the moment when a finished product rolls off the production line, our job is to ensure that the process works as efficiently as possible.
One way we tackle this is by meeting regularly with the management team at a contractor’s site. We review production and look for ways to make things better–and if we find areas that need improvement, we make appropriate recommendations.
Many of our team members have a background or education in Industrial Engineering, but we also hire individuals from other specialties. The Department of Defense utilizes a virtually limitless variety of state-of –the-art technology, so we need to maintain an elite in class team with all kinds of specialized expertise.
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