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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---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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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-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-vsm

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is one of the key methodologies used to start a lean journey. It has been successfully applied in manufacturing processes and is now becoming increasingly used in the innovation and product development processes to reduce cycle time and identify improvement opportunities. It also provides a simple and quick way to visualize all activities that deliver value and eliminate those that generate waste.

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