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Author: Doroteja Maklin

LAA-Blog---1.10.3-WinGD-Waste

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD), a Winterthur, Switzerland-based developer of 2-stroke low-speed Gas and Diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping, began its lean product development journey in 2011. Through its journey, the company learnt quickly and established best practices in several aspects of lean product development. Waste elimination is part of lean improvements and WinGD wants everybody in the company to understand...

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LAA-Blog---1.5.4-Interface-VSM

Interface, a modular carpet manufacturer from LaGrange, Georgia, USA started its Lean Product Development Journey as part of the new sustainability business strategy, a Directive Mission Zero established by its chairman and CEO in 1994. [su_spacer size="20"] To streamline the product development processes, Interface conducted Value Stream Mapping (VSM) workshops revealing several improvement opportunities enabling them to build an action plan to improve their product development process. [su_spacer...

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LAA-Blog---1.7.4-P&W-KPI

Pratt & Whitney, part of  UTC (United Technologies Corporation) headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA, is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units. To continuously deliver excellence to the customers, a well-defined and up-to-date metrics needs to be in place. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column lg="9" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Pratt & Whitney (part of United Technologies Corporation - UTC) is a...

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LAA-Blog---1.10.4-WinGD-Framework

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) develops 2-stroke low-speed Gas and Diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. This innovative company started implementing lean in its operations in 2011. Through its journey, the company established best practices in several aspects of lean product development. The lean framework was developed to help ensure the organization is aligned and lean is part of day-to-day work. [su_spacer size="20"] By...

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LAA-Blog---1.7.2-P&W-Teaching-With-Games_New

Pratt & Whitney, a world leader in the design, manufacture, and service of aircraft engines and auxiliary power units is headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [su_spacer size="20"] Excellence is one of seven Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) core values. With the aim to continuously improve the company’s processes and ensure excellence is represented in all and every product and service its customers receive, P&W applies lean product...

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LAA-Blog---1.5.2-Interface-Sustainability

Interface is a modular carpet manufacturer from LaGrange, Georgia, USA that started its Lean Product Development Journey as part of the new sustainability business strategy, a Directive Mission Zero established by its chairman and CEO in 1994. Due to commitment to Mission Zero, Interface is maintaining its position among world’s sustainability leaders and improving its products and processes. [su_spacer size="20"] Continue reading to get more insights in...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-WINGD

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) develops 2-stroke low-speed Gas and Diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. WinGD engineers products to order, while manufacturing is made through a worldwide network of licensees. WinGD introduced lean in 2011 focusing on the development of new products and solutions to add value to its customers. Through its journey, the company deployed different lean thinking best practices...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-P&W

Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation – UTC, is a world leader to design, manufacture, and service aircraft engines and auxiliary power units headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [su_spacer size="20"] Excellence is one of the seven Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) core values. With the aim to continuously improve the company’s processes and ensure excellence is present in every product and service delivered to...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-INTERFACE

  Interface is a manufacturer of modular carpets from LaGrange, Georgia, USA. The company started its Lean Product Development Journey as part of the new business strategy, a Directive Mission Zero established by its chairman and CEO in 1994. [su_spacer size="20"] The Lean Analytics Association (LAA) team carried out an interview and Gemba walk at Interface facilities to document how it maintains an inviting environment for continuous improvement...

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laa-blog-vsm

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is one of the key methodologies used to start a lean journey. It has been successfully applied in manufacturing processes and is now becoming increasingly used in the innovation and product development processes to reduce cycle time and identify improvement opportunities. It also provides a simple and quick way to visualize all activities that deliver value and eliminate those that generate waste.

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