Because of problems with long and variable flow days on its F100 jet engine repair process, the US Air Force’s Oklahoma Air Logistics Centre conducted a benchmarking exercise with Pratt & Whitney and determined to implement lean methodology. Months of analysis, training and planning followed and a Lean Cell was created which incorporated basic manufacturing and lean principles. The shop floor was reorganised and processes streamlined. Excellent clear and measurable results were obtained - tho...

BPIR Categories

5.1.1 Plan key production & delivery processes
5.5.5 Implement systems for managing production/delivery
14.3.2 Implement an improvement approach/method/technique

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