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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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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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LAA-Blog---1.3.2-CMI-Flexible-PM

Technology, businesses and market changes are so fast nowadays that product development needs to be extremely adaptable or it risks a failure. To accommodate to this situation, CMI Defence, a Belgium weapon systems specialist, implemented a flexible project management approach which is based on the agile methodology. While the traditional project management uses the waterfall model where each phase of a product’s life cycle takes...

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LAA-Blog---1.5.2-Interface-Sustainability

Interface is a modular carpet manufacturer from LaGrange, Georgia, USA that 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. Due to commitment to Mission Zero, Interface is maintaining its position among world’s sustainability leaders and improving its products and processes. [su_spacer size="20"] Continue reading to get more insights in...

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LAA-Blog---1.2.2-CAREL-Compact-Teams

CAREL, an Italian HVAC-R started its Lean Product Development Journey back in 2009. One of the highlights of CAREL’s lean product development are so called compact teams; teams of 4 to 5 employees, responsible for one project from start to finish. Continue reading to get more insights in CAREL’s evolution from traditional to compact teams and find out how this affected their product development effectiveness. [su_spacer...

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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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