Linking functional and manufacturing groups with an integrated collaboration value stream
Presentation Code: VS6-07
Value Stream: VS6 - Collaborative & Innovative Lean
Day & Time: Thursday, Oct 18, 2012 - 9:30 AM
Length: 1 hour, 10 minutes
When you serve different customers with unique requirements, you often find yourself establishing groups that work independently. However, to achieve the next level of performance you need these groups to work more collaboratively. That's why Northrop Grumman is piloting a process for creating cross-functional deliverables using failure analysis and corrective action. It's a successful process that 1) minimizes information rework loops, 2) reduces the impact of signature cycles and 3) provides the highest chance of acceptance from your customer. This same approach could be used for other value streams involving the coordination and flow of information across functional boundaries. This presentation will describe the approach and describe how you may be able to use it for your business.
In this presentation:
- Find out how lean can help coordinate and streamline information flow.
- Systematically connect different functional organizations working towards a common deliverable.
- Discover the business benefits of having groups work more collaboratively.
- Learn how your business can benefit from this style of value stream mapping.
Northrop GrummanNorthrop Grumman is a leading global security company, providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
Brian AstiBrian Asti has been with Northrop Grumman since 2006 and is presently the process improvement manager in Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems Sector. His background includes industrial engineering, human system integration/human factors and continuous improvement. Brian has a BS in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MS in industrial engineering at Penn State. Brian is currently working to complete his lean six sigma master black belt certification.
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