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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 - LiF2017 - Myrna

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum taking place in Madrid from 24 to 26 October 2017, we will host The DARE Approach to deploy Lean Innovation Best Practices to accelerate new product development workshop at Toyota Auditorium in the afternoon of October 24. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column lg="4" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] [/column] [column lg="8" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] The DARE Cycle proposes a continuous learning approach to enable the...

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LAA-Blog - LiF2017 - Norbert

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum taking place in Madrid from 24 to 26 October 2017, we will host the Leading people and cross functional teams in a lean innovation environment workshop at Toyota Auditorium in the morning of October 24.   Many lean change agents cite “the people” as the biggest challenge in the transformation. This was certainly also an experience that Goodyear’s lean champion,...

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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 - LiF2017 - Napolitano

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum taking place in Madrid from 24 to 26 October 2017, we will host the Use of “Makigami Wall” for Visual Communication workshop at Toyota Auditorium in the morning of October 24. [su_spacer size="20"] The use of visual communication is a key enabler for the teams to innovate. The “Makigami Wall” is a methodology used to develop visuals to enhance collaboration,...

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LAA-Blog---1.6.2-Munters-IW&VP

Munters is a global leader in energy efficient air treatment solutions. As part of its Lean Product Development efforts, Munters identified and deployed a set of lean tools to help them in their knowledge intense day-to-day work. The toolset is named as ‘Knowledge intense Innovative Work & Visual Planning tools’. [su_spacer size="20"] [row] [column lg="9" md="12" sm="12" xs="12" ] Munters is one of the world’s leading suppliers of air...

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LAA-Blog - LiF2017 - Hernandez

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum taking place in Madrid from 24 to 26 October 2017, we will host the A methodology to define a pipeline of strategic innovation projects workshop at Toyota Auditorium in the afternoon of October 24. [su_spacer size="20"] One of the main challenges of any organization interested on implementing initiatives for innovation and continuous improvement is the identification of strategic projects. This workshop...

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LAA-Blog---1.2.4-CAREL-SBCE-Effectiveness

In 2013 CAREL (an Italian HVAC/R company) began exploring Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE) to increase their innovation yield and ensure this knowledge-intense part of the product development process is effective and has a stable timeframe. After the initial concept introduction, CAREL established a framework tailored to address its specific needs, while respecting the key principles of this approach. Although the newly established framework resulted in...

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LAA-Blog---1.3.3-CMI-SBCE

In the second half of 2013, CMI Defence, a weapons systems manufacturer from Belgium, started to explore Set-Based Concurrent Engineering (SBCE), its advantages, principles and tools associated with the approach. This is not the first time CMI Defence came across SBCE, but it was the first time they committed to it. The implementation was kicked-off at the engineering department, later followed by a first round...

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