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Lean Aircraft Initiative Implementation Workshop #3: Customer and Supplier Integration Across the Supply Chain
The integration of customers and suppliers along the supply chain involves a fundamental transformation of the way business is conducted in the Aerospace industry. Lean Aerospace Initiative (LAI) members, as well as ...
Lean Aircraft Initiative Implementation Workshop: Implementing Cross-Functional Teams in an IPPD Environment
There is an emerging consensus in the Aerospace sector around the importance of Integrated Product and Process Development (IPPD). Now nearly every new program is now established around a set of Integrated Product Teams ...
Labor Support Survey Summary Report
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 ...
Improving the Software Upgrade Value Stream
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.