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Aerospace and Defense Firm

Lean Operations and Supply Chain Management

An international aerospace and defense firm was searching for a resource to implement continuous flow synchronous Lean operations and supply chain management in their servo control valves division. An EGI Advisor was selected as Project Lead.

Our Advisor identified and managed projects encompassing the business planning, production and inventory control, manufacturing engineering, cellular synchronized operations, fabrication, machining, assembly, test, and maintenance departments. He utilized value stream mapping of processes to minimize non-value added production and administrative activities in order to develop focused factories. He obtained complete cooperation and support of the international and local union officials and the membership from the International Machinist and Aerospace Workers.

The successful project contributed to:

  • Increased market share 232%
  • Reduced customer lead time in excess of 50%, thus driving market share
  • Improved late shipments by 94%
  • Lowered throughput time by 80% in assembly and 37% in machining
  • Reduced operating costs by 22%
  • Improved inventory turns by 53%