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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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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-WINGD

Winterthur Gas & Diesel (WinGD) develops 2-stroke low-speed Gas and Diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping. WinGD engineers products to order, while manufacturing is made through a worldwide network of licensees. WinGD introduced lean in 2011 focusing on the development of new products and solutions to add value to its customers. Through its journey, the company deployed different lean thinking best practices...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-P&W

Pratt & Whitney, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation – UTC, is a world leader to design, manufacture, and service aircraft engines and auxiliary power units headquartered in East Hartford, Connecticut, USA. [su_spacer size="20"] Excellence is one of the seven Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) core values. With the aim to continuously improve the company’s processes and ensure excellence is present in every product and service delivered to...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-MUNTERS

Munters, a global leader and partner in energy efficient air treatment solutions, commenced their lean product development journey in 2011. The purpose? To decrease time to market, streamline R&D processes and ensure company’s vision flows throughout the organization. [su_spacer size="20"] To develop its lean product development implementation strategy, Munters performed a thorough assessment of the various elements including: R&D enablers, surrounding partners, strategy definition and alignment, usage...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-INTERFACE

  Interface is a manufacturer of modular carpets from LaGrange, Georgia, USA. The company started its Lean Product Development Journey as part of the new business strategy, a Directive Mission Zero established by its chairman and CEO in 1994. [su_spacer size="20"] The Lean Analytics Association (LAA) team carried out an interview and Gemba walk at Interface facilities to document how it maintains an inviting environment for continuous improvement...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-Journey-CAREL

CAREL, an Italian HVAC-R company (heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration) started its Lean Product Development Journey back in 2009 with the reorganization and introduction of new compact teams. The Lean Analytics Association (LAA) team carried out an interview and Gemba Walk at their facilities to document their lean product development best practices and discover how the application of lean thinking in the product development process...

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LAA-Blog---Lean-PD-Book

The Lean Analytics Association team is excited to announce the publication of its first book, Lean Product Development Best Practices, a result of a one-year collaborative project carried out with the participation of 10 innovative companies which have obtained a variety of business benefits by implementing lean thinking in product development. 

This book includes ten industrial cases which describe in detail the efforts each company had to undertake to successfully embed lean principles, tools and techniques in its product development and innovation processes. This book was designed around the lean principle “visual communication”, including over 250 colorful illustrations, tables, artworks and photos of actual tools and techniques used in these 10 companies. If you are involved in or eager to find out more about the practical application of lean thinking in innovation and product development, then this book is the perfect choice for you as it provides over 40 different best practices from successful lean practitioners with years of hands-on experience.

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