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Streamlined Plane Making

WSJ.com (registration required) Not really "new" news, but an article that discusses Boeing and Airbus "copying" Toyota. Interesting quote:"We always thought airplanes were different because they had four million parts," says Alan…
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Another Mitsubishi Bailout?

The New York Times > Business > Decline in Sales Sends Mitsubishi Motors on a Search for Financing A look into Japan's approach to company bailouts -- similar to what we've seen here with airlines and some manufacturers. Is it too…
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Real Lean vs. "Fake" Lean

Society of Manufacturing Engineers Good discussion of lean culture change and a real overall lean management system, as opposed to "fake lean", consisting of use of lean "tools" and a reliance on kaizen events. Real lean is about…
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Lean Software Implementation

Johnson Controls Automotive Group Begins Largest Deployment of Lean Operations Software; Factory Logic Solution Extends and Enhances Company's Lean Manufacturing Methodology Enterprise software for lean environments is different than the…
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