Task Force LIMA, Ohio, USA (2015-16)

Task Force LIMA, Ohio, USA (2015-16)

Leading the Defense Industry Adjustment process for Allen County, Ohio

Project Overview

The Joint Systems Manufacturing Center (JSMC), located in Allen County, Ohio is the only Government-Owned production facility in the US Department of Defense. The plant provides heavy combat vehicle lines to the military, including the Abrams combat tank. The JSMC employs nearly 700 people and is of vital economic importance to the region. The Allen County Ohio Board of Commissioners received a planning grant from the Department of Defense’s Office of Economic Adjustment to support economic/ workforce planning, industry realignment and supply chain development. This was Phase One of the project, in response to the economic impacts from defense industry cuts. Future iQ was contracted in 2015 to lead the regional planning, examining ways to improve collaboration, develop an inventory of the region’s economic and workforce assets and craft future response plans.

Future iQ's Role in this Project

  • Delivery of 2 day Scenario Planning process with over 30 key stakeholders
  • Undertaking detailed Network Mapping of 350 stakeholders involved in the economic ecosystem within the region, in order to map patterns in collaboration, information flows and partnerships.
  • Production of a Regional Asset Inventory which identified and aligned strategic community resources to identify the key needs facing the JSMC and the region’s other major employers, to craft an agenda of actions to address immediate needs and to develop sustainable partnerships to respond to future challenges. In collaboration with key regional and state organizations, Future iQ conducted an Action Planning process to develop a Regional Collaboration Action Plan.
  • Future iQ were contracted to lead Phase 2 of this project in 2016
Manufacture workers at LIMA plant. Heavy combat vehicle on production line. US Deparment of Defense, government owned productin facility.

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