Production Operations Level Transition-To-Lean Roadmap

This paper provides a roadmap for transitioning an existing production operation to one
that fully implements a Lean manufacturing philosophy. Integration of engineering,
human resources, and business viewpoints are incorporated into the roadmap to provide a
systematic implementation process. Specific actions, in order of precedence, are organized
into major phases with points of interface defined with other systems that are both
internal and external to the business enterprise. Definitions of those terms used on the
roadmap, which are unique in describing Lean activities and practices, are also presented
in this paper. The roadmap is based upon experience gained to date by members of the
Lean Aerospace Initiative in implementing Lean philosophy into production operations at
various aerospace facilities and validated by research conducted by this Consortium at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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