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Author: Myrna Flores

LAA-Blog - Gemba Walk

We launched the Gemba Walk Deep Dive project to discover how different organizations carry out Gemba Walks, identifying what challenges the faced, the benefits and which deployment approaches were used to develop leaders, engage employees and collaboratively solve problems under a continuous improvement mindset. [su_spacer size="20"] During this research project, it has been identified that organizations follow different methodologies and pursue different objectives when they do Gemba...

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LiF2018UK - Blog 01

As part of the Lean Analytics Association (LAA) mission, we aim to inspire organizations to learn, innovate and share lean thinking practices and the latest trends. One of the main activities to enable this goal is to provide innovation practitioners space to network, to exchange experiences, and to spark the generation of new ideas towards how to make the innovation process leaner, more efficient, and...

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LAA-Blog---1.9.3-Telefonica-BMC

In its effort to become the leading digital telecommunication provider, Telefónica launched a parallel development stream to their traditional R&D; the Lean Startup stream. To support the development of new and breakthrough solutions and business, the company needed a way to bring teams together and provide them with a tool to simplify the communication and presentation of their outcomes. They found the answer in the...

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LAA-Blog---1.8.4-Siemens-Obeya

As part of Siemens Building Technologies lean product development journey, the company identified the need for a stronger cross-functional collaboration among the project teams as well as within them. This need led to the creation of two initiatives in which two types of Obeya were implemented: One for the multiple projects and one for individual project level. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column lg="9" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] About the Company Siemens...

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LAA-Blog---1.1.4-AIRBUS-Lean-Improvement

As part of Airbus Defence & Space vision of developing a corporate Lean ideology, the organisation has implemented the Lean Business Improvement methodology. It aims to support the corporate projects during the life cycle under a Kaizen or continuous improvement vision. The commitment of the company to this framework has helped them to enhance control and execution, therefore enabling its continuous improvement. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column lg="9" md="12"...

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LAA-Blog---1.1.3-AIRBUS-Visual-Management

Developing appropriate capabilities to communicate the project requirements, tasks and status is key for achieving success. Airbus Defence and Space has committed to implement Visual Management at different levels of the organisation, led by the CEO and all the C-Suite. Different tools such as the workflow control board and the SQCDP has been put together, creating a collaborative culture that supports the company in achieving...

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LAA-Blog---1.4.4-Herrero-CI

Continuous improvement, most of the times referred as Kaizen, is a lean practice that promotes process enhancement in the organisation. This blog highlights how Herrero Builders, a well-known construction company in San Francisco Greater Bay Area, applies PDCA cycle, standup meetings, visualisation tools and partnerships for adopting continuous improvement in their daily operations to align teams and increase efficiencies during the end-to-end construction process. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column...

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LAA-Blog---1.1.5-AIRBUS-CI-&-Change

In 2011, Airbus Defence & Space started a journey to adopt Lean practices and a continuous improvement philosophy. To support the , the transformation, the company has set a scheme that promotes change management and cultural change. This plan included the creation of “Lean Network”, “Lean days” and an electronic platform for lean learning. Thanks to these changes, 13 continuous improvement projects were launched in 2014,...

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LAA-Blog---1.4.3-Herrero-Competence-Development

People are one of the three crucial elements of any successful lean product development; the more knowledge employees have, the quicker lean concepts can be implemented. In the case of Herrero Builders, developing appropriate competencies and skills in the organisation ranked so high, that the company created a department of learning right at the beginning of their lean journey. Herrero Builders crafted a Lean concepts...

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LAA-Blog---1.1.2-AIRBUS-Hoshin-Kanri

Airbus Defence & Space implementation of Lean Management in Military Aircraft Engineering has supported the company in achieving savings of more than 3 million euro. One key practice enabling this transformation was the adoption of Hoshin Kanri as a technique for planning and executing the company’s strategy. The tool proved to be beneficial in updating and integrating the company’s vision and aligning diverse departments to...

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