Here are our top picks for Lean success stories and news from around the web for the week of December 1, 2014.
Lectra, one of the leading integrated technology solutions providers for fabrics and technical textile companies, has recently launched its cutting room optimization solution for apparel manufacturing. Optiplan, its cutting room optimization solution, applies lean manufacturing principles to cut-planning operations. The ability to respond quickly is an immediate benefit of taking a lean approach to the cutting room.
“Thanks to $680,000 from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), and a matching amount from collaborating companies Bombardier and Bell Helicopter, a new project, Lean Aerospace Value Streams, is set to keep Canada at the forefront of aerospace research and development.” Nadia Bhuiyan, who is helming the project, plans to apply lean principles to the aerospace sector to become more efficient and stand among their rivals in China and India.