GE Lean Manufacturing leader shares his experience with implementing lean in the company's transportation business. The process of locomotive
assembly offered opportunity for lean methods to reduce waste and improve cycle times. Driving adoption of lean principle in the workforce has been the primary challenge. ...
... "The idea is to create greater value with less effort by identifying and creating efficiencies. The principle has the chance to restore America to innovative and competitive leadership around the world, and the recession might give it an advantage, McDonnell said. " ...
Via Charleston Regional Business: GE Lean
GE moves beyond Six Sigma to embrace lean manufacturing. ... GE Locomotive Lean in Transportation Division
: "To meet global customer demand and streamline the entire manufacturing process, GE Transportation is studying Toyota and other Lean manufacturing leaders to develop its own production system to manufacture products with less waste, higher quality and higher value to customers than if produced by traditional means. "
GE Locomotive Factory discusses lean adoption
GE has embedded lean techniques in many business process, including its ecomagination initiative. ...
ecomagination Report (PDF)
: "GE’s GHG avoidance work at GE Aviation
’s outdoor aircraft engine test facility in Peebles, Ohio
, where the production team used Lean manufacturing techniques to change its processes to reduce GHG emissions per engine test conducted. "
Talent recruiting and hiring at GE has placed an emphasis on lean experience and implementation. ...GE Lean Manufacturing Engineer job
: "The engineer will work with the manufacturing team to implement strategic changes to the design of locomotive cooling systems. These changes will be necessary to facilitate Lean and Standarization ... "
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