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LAA-Blog---1.9.3-1.8.2-Siemens-Organizing-for-Lean

The implementation of any new approach, tool or method can be difficult, because it represents a change, and a change means people need to adjust to a new way of doing things. This is especially true and can have significant implications for an organization, in the case where a change is big and spans business-wide. In 2010 Siemens Building Technologies embarked on a way to...

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LAA-Blog---1.8.3-Siemens-Lean-training

To ensure the engagement of all employees in the implementation of Lean Product Development, Siemens Building Technologies, one of the world’s leading companies in building automation, fire safety, and building security, developed and put in place a formal training model. This article explains how the company developed their Lean Training Model which was, and still is, used to educate and align the organization to follow 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---1.1.3-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---1.4.3-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---1.4.2-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---1.3.4-CMI-LeanMindset

Lean Product Development is a paradigmatic approach for new product development that has surfaced in 1990s, which elements, tools and methods have been widely applied across companies around the world and benefits were described by many. However, most companies highlight one particular area as being the foremost challenge in implementing lean in product development and innovation; the human behavior or the mindset of employees across...

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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---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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