In 2009 Autoliv, a US airbag manufacturer, was awarded The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. At Autoliv, Lean manufacturing, (the Autoliv Production System or APS), was seen as the way to operate. Cross-functional teams were set up, visual information systems introduced and a self-directing, self-explaining, and self-improving visual workplace created. Traditional departmental silos were removed by aligning cross-functional support with manufacturing. Objectives and goals were aligned wit...

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14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique
5.5.3 Improve process/product performance

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