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Airbus Defence and Space is one of three companies within the Airbus Group. In 2011, the company began to implement Lean Management with the support and involvement of senior management. To date, the company has focused on the implementation and use of Hoshin Kanri, Value Stream Mapping and Visual Management tools so as to improve the engineering capability throughout the organization.   [private][download#3#button][/private]...

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CMI Defence is a part of the CMI Group (Cockerill Maintenance & Ingénierie), which is an international technology and service provider, specialized in several different industrial sectors including defense. As one of the world’s leading companies, CMI Defence’s mission is to achieve total customer satisfaction by providing solutions of the ultimate standard. Being a growing organization means there is a need for continuous improvement if this...

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CAREL is one of the world leaders in control solutions for air-conditioning, refrigeration, and heating, as well as systems for humidification and evaporative cooling. Its mission is to bring energy savings and reduce the environmental impact of machinery and systems. In order to increase its competitive advantage, CAREL launched the Lean Product Development initiative in 2009 and has come a long way since. The company heavily...

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The big Question: How can you motivate someone who isn’t motivated? You can’t. But you can help them find their own source of motivation. Leverage on the 3 human aspects – the vital behaviours, personal motivation and ability, peer pressure and working on social influence – the most potent force for sustainable Lean initiatives.   The Researches, Mini-workshop, and Objectives: In VitalSmarts research we found that most leaders put...

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Although lean has been found as a widespread application in the manufacturing and services sector, only a few sustained implementations were found in the R&D organizations. Lean-startup thinking has boosted high-tech industries. However, the applications to the innovation creation processes are barely found in the traditional manufacturing industries, besides that not much have been published about this subject. In fact, many executives believe that applying...

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As part of our mission to help organizations to learn, innovate and share by implementing lean principles in the innovation process the Lean Analytics Association is proud to announce that registration is now open for the 2nd Lean Innovation Forum 2016 (LiF 2016). It will be held on Wednesday, Nov 9 in Lausanne, Switzerland with the pre-forum training session on Tuesday, Nov 8 and post-forum training session on Thursday, Nov 10, 2016.

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