An ongoing operational excellence initiative was to be rolled out to all development areas and processes at a machine and plant manufacturer. For this purpose, in addition to the lean production methods of the operational areas, relevant lean innovation methods were implemented in the R&D areas, which differ significantly from the lean production methods due to the different focal points and types of activity.

Objective

Objective

  • Holistic implementation of selected elements of the Lean Innovation methodology in the context of a pilot development project in order to support a running operational excellence initiative

Approach

Approach

  • Lean Innovation Audit to determine the initial situation and fields of action
  • Piloting of Lean Innovation methods as part of a project to develop modular platforms
  • Implementation support by means of  communication, change management and revision of the planning and management process

Results

Results

  • Sustainable lean innovation implementation including anchoring of the methods in the processes and in the organization as well as training of all managers
  • Implementation of the modularization method as part of a pilot development project

Contact

Stephan Schittny, Ph.D.
+49 241 51031 0

stephan.schittny@schuh-group.com


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