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    • Acquisition Reform 

      Sapolsky, Harvey; McKinney, Ethan; Gholz, Eugene (1994-06)
      This report reviews the six most recent major acquisition reform reports, starting in 1949 with the Hoover Commissions and including McNamara's Total Package Procurement, Fitzhugh Commission, the Commission on Government ...
    • Applications of Lean Ideas to the Aerospace Industry 

      Nightingale, Deborah (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004-06-25)
      • Lean Aerospace Initiative origin and mission • Functional lean successes • Successes through interaction between functions • Success through enterprise integration and value creation • Total enterprise integration ...
    • Applying the Lessons of “Lean Now” to Transform the US Aerospace Enterprise 

      Jobo, Major Ronald S. (2003-08-22)
      Lean is common sense and good business sense. As organizations grow and become more successful, they begin to lose insight into the basic truths of what made them successful. Organizations have to deal with more and more ...
    • An Assessment of the Degree of Implementation of the Lean Aerospace Initiative Principles and Practices within the US Aerospace and Defense Industry 

      Shaw, Thomas E.; Lengyel, Alexander; Ferre, Greg (Defense Contract Management Agency, 2004-02)
      This report is a formal documentation of the results of an assessment of the degree to which Lean Principles and Practices have been implemented in the US Aerospace and Defense Industry. An Industry Association team prepared ...
    • Axiomatic Deisgn of Manufacturing Systems 

      Cochran, David; Reynal, Vicente (1996-11)
      This paper introduces the use of axiomatic design in the design of manufacturing systems. The two primary functional requirements of any manufacturing system are developed. These functional requirements are then used to ...
    • Benefits of Implementing Lean Practices and the Impact of the Lean Aerospace Initiative in the Defense Aerospace Industry and Government Agencies 

      Unknown author (1999-01-31)
      In the 1980’s, many United States industrial organizations started developing new production processes to improve quality, reduce cost, and better respond to customer needs and the pressures of global competition. This new ...
    • Building the 21st Century Aerospace Workforce 

      Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel; Sleigh, Steve; Kochan, Thomas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001-05-09)
      Begin with a call to action. Present evidence on the dimensions of an employment crisis in the Aerospace Industry. Understand the links to issues of instability and lean. Focus dialogue on high leverage, mutual gains ...
    • Challenges in the Better, Faster, Cheaper Era of Aeronautical Design, Engineering and Manufacturing 

      Murman, Earll; Rebentisch, Eric; Walton, Myles (2000-09)
      Starting in the 1990s, the aerospace industry was challenged to produce products and systems Better, faster, Cheaper. In this paper, we examine some of the underlying reasons for BFC and offer some thoughts to help frame ...
    • Factory Flow Benchmarking Report 

      Shields, Thomas J. (1996-12)
      LAI benchmarked representative part fabrications and some assembly operations within its member companies of the defense aircraft industry. This paper reports the results of this benchmarking effort. In addition, this ...
    • A FRAMEWORK FOR ACHIEVING LIFECYCLE VALUE IN AEROSPACE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT 

      Stanke, Alexis (International Council of Aeronautical Sciences, 2002)
      Creation of lifecycle value - a balance of performance with cost and other attributes - represents a challenge for the development of aerospace products in the twenty-first century. This paper examines the concept of ...
    • A Framework for Integration from the Manufacturing Perspective 

      Shields, Tom (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002-01-30)
      -Industrial product maturity impact on manufacturing -What is manufacturing system design -The manufacturing system design framework
    • The Guide to Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs 

      Oehmen, Josef; Oppenheim, Bohdan W.; Secor, Deborah; Norman, Eric; Rebentisch, Eric; e.a. (Joint MIT‐PMI‐INCOSE Community of Practice on Lean in Program Management, 2012-05)
      This document provides the findings of the Joint MIT‐PMI‐INCOSE Lean in Program Management Community of Practice that are based on a 1‐year project executed during 2011 and 2012. The community was made up of selected subject ...
    • A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO MANUFACTURING SYSTEM DESIGN IN THE DEFENSE AEROSPACE INDUSTRY 

      Vaughn, Amando F.; Shields, Tom (International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 2002)
      Manufacturing has evolved to become a critical element of the competitive skill set of defense aerospace firms. Given the changes in the acquisition environment and culture; traditional “thrown over the wall” means of ...
    • A Holistic Approach to Manufacturing System Design in the Defense Aerospace Industry 

      Vaughn, Amanda; Shields, J. Thomas (International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 2002)
      Manufacturing has evolved to become a critical element of the competitive skill set of defense aerospace firms. Given the changes in the acquisition environment and culture; traditional “thrown over the wall” means of ...
    • Implementation Workshop: High Performance Work Organizations 

      Klein, Jan; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel; Barrett, Betty (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1997-04)
      Since the rise of the industrial revolution, there are few challenges that compare in scale and scope with the challenge of implementing lean principles in order to achieve high performance work systems. This report summarize ...
    • Implementation Workshop: High Performance Work Organizations 

      Klein, Janice; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel; Barrett, Betty (1997-04)
      A report on findings from the first Lean Aircraft Initiative (LAI) Implementation Workshop held on February 5-6, 1997. The report is not a "cookbook" or a "how to" manual. Rather, it is a summary of the first phase in a ...
    • Implementation Workshop: High Performance Work Organizations 

      Klein, Jan; Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Joel; Barrett, Betty (Masschusetts Institute of Technology, 1997-04)
      Since the rise of the industrial revolution, there are few challenges that compare in scale and scope with the challenge of implementing lean principles in order to achieve high performance work systems. This report ...
    • Improving the Software Upgrade Value Stream 

      Ippolito, Brian (2001-09)
      This paper reports findings from a two-year study to identify Lean practices for deriving software requirements from aerospace system level requirements, with a goal towards improving the software upgrade value stream.
    • Introduction to LAI 

      Murman, Earll (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2001-09-26)
      Why LAI? How does LAI work? What use is LAI to others? How far has LAI come and where will we go next?
    • Labor Support Survey Summary Report 

      Klein, Janice (1996-10)
      One of the main cost drivers in the defense aerospace industry is overhead personnel. Traditionally, labor support ratios have been used as an efficiency measure and to control overhead levels. This report outlines the ...