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Author: Myrna Flores

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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LAA-Blog---1.4.2-Herrero-VIP

Since 2005, Herrero Builders, a construction company from San Francisco, changed its corporate philosophy, adopting lean methodologies to foster their business operations model. In the process, the company created the Value Integration Process, an approach that permits engagement with all the relevant stakeholders to identify, monitor and address their expectations along the entire product life cycle. This lean methodology has provided a competitive advantage for...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-SIEMENS

Siemens Building Technologies is a part of the German multinational conglomerate Siemens AG. It is one of the world’s leading companies in building automation, fire safety, and building security, with its headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. In order to retain its competitive position and to improve efficiency, the company launched the Lean Product Development initiative in 2010 and has come a long way since. The main expectation...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-HERRERO

Herrero Builders is a construction company established in San Francisco in 1955. Its lean journey started with the commitment from its top management. One initial activity to change the mindset of its employees to enable this cultural change was to organize study-action groups. Teams were formed to read “The Toyota Way” and brainstorm how lean principles could be implemented in the construction sector and develop...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-AIRBUS

In 2011 Airbus Defence & Space began to implement lean thinking counting with the commitment from senior management. The company has focused on the implementation of Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Mapping and Visual Management to improve the engineering capability throughout the organization. [su_spacer size="20"] Airbus Defence & Space is one of three companies within the Airbus Group. The lean thinking approach has integrated all the functions required...

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MFloresLean manufacturing was first used by Toyota in Japan during the mid-1950s when they introduced new ways to eliminate muda (Japanese for waste) in their manufacturing process. Since then, Lean manufacturing has focused on increasing productivity by reducing waste eliminating non value added activities. It was diffused worldwide in 1990s after the publication of “The Machine that changed the world” where Womack, Jones and Roos formally described the Toyota model as a faster,more efficient and thus more profitable production system than the traditional known by the western world.

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