Faced with considerable growth (60 to 550 employees in 4 years) that overtaxed production space, caused bottlenecks and reduced capacity, Labinal Aero Defense Systems, a US manufacturer of wire harness systems for Boeing aircraft, turned to lean. The company had lean training conducted for managers and key staff which provided employees with a common language and vision and gained their commitment to workplace streamlining and re-organisation. The company then: 1) Conducted a value stream mappin...

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5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
14.3.3 Implement an org-wide continuous improvemnt program
15.4.7 Employee efficiency/productivity performance

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