Lean Enterprise productivity

Objectives

Success target

  • Major short-term savings at the level of both direct and indirect costs, and in cycle times of industrial and administrative processes at company and supplier level

Context

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  • Company was created through the acquisition of several companies: no shared company culture or tools
  • Strong pressure from clients (aircraft and engine manufacturers) with regard to costs and delays
  • Significant delays on supplier deliveries
  • Industry: aerospace (nacelle – engine housing)
  • Country: France/UK
ActionsSkilled Workers
  • Industrial and organisational audit of the A380 production line (production, support functions, direction) and action plan recommendations
  • LEAN Enterprise project deployment on all sites:
  • Lean diagnostic
  • Creation of a Lean framework (charter, organisational structure and documents)
  • Project team (Senior Lean and Lean Managers) and training on Lean method and tools set up
  • Launch of Lean projects on workshop layout and work flow, availability of equipments, organisation, re-industrialisation, communication, visual and participative management
  • First pilot projects monitored
  • Later projects in production, support functions and at suppliers coached
  • Guidance over change management: Industrial Excellence (training the trainers, on the ground implementation)
  • Audits to ensure the full adoption of the Lean approach

Résults

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  • Industrial audit
  • Implementation of Lean / Continuous Improvement project
  • Launch of improvement projects
  • Protection of Lean approach at company and suppliers level
  • Reduction of direct costs
  • Reduction of industrial and administrative processes cycle times at company and supplier level