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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 in implementing initiatives for innovation and continuous improvement is the identification of strategic projects. This workshop...

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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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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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LAA-Blog - LiF2017 - Al-Ashaab

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum taking place in Madrid from 24 to 26 October 2017, we will host the Knowledge-Based Environment to Enable Lean Thinking in Product Development workshop at Toyota Auditorium in the morning of October 24. [su_spacer size="20"] Lean PPD is the application of lean thinking in product design, engineering and development. It focuses on value creation, the provision of a knowledge environment,...

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LAA-Blog - LiF2017 - Design Thinking

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum taking place in Madrid from 24 to 26 October 2017, we will host the Design Thinking workshop at Toyota Auditorium in the afternoon of October 24. [su_spacer size="20"] In this session, participants will engage in a multidisciplinary collaboration to tackle real-world problems using a human-centered approach. Through a very hands-on session, participants are encouraged to discover through observation what is...

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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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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 - LiF2017 - Airbus D&S

As part of the Lean Innovation Forum 2017 in Madrid from October 24 to 26, the Airbus Defence & Space will host a one-day  Hoshin Kanri into practice: Linking Strategy to Innovationon workshop on 26 October at their facilities. During the workshop, the participants will also have the opportunity to attend the company tour. Networking lunch and tapas will be provided after the training. [su_spacer size="20"] Hoshin...

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