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C-17 Supply Chain Lean Initiatives
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published May 16, 2000 by SAE International in United States
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The C-17 program began its journey implementing supplier lean initiatives with the support of the United States Air Force (USAF) Systems Program Office (SPO). This paper includes the process the C-17 Supplier Lean Implementation Team uses to implement lean principles throughout the supply chain. The flow of a supplier lean event is explained including the education, value stream mapping, deployment strategy and execution of the plan. Also shared are integration activities with Lean Manufacturing and Lean Engineering.
CitationBerry, P. and Akhbari, H., "C-17 Supply Chain Lean Initiatives," SAE Technical Paper 2000-01-1759, 2000, https://doi.org/10.4271/2000-01-1759.
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