The Lean Journey at the Boeing Company

World Conference on Quality and Improvement vol. 59 - May 2005

Abstract: [This abstract is based on the author's abstract.]The history and development of a lean enterprise at The Boeing Company is described. Key environmental factors that helped lean succeed are explained, and the tools used at each stage of development are demonstrated.

Keywords: Aerospace industry - Case study - Continuous improvement (CI) - Lean manufacturing - Quality philosophy - Quality tools

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