Blog Task: Lean Manufacturing Strategy
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing employs more than 169,000 people across the United States and in more than 65 countries. Products and service support are provided to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.
Case study: Boeing 777 Integrated Moving Production Line
Location: Everett Plant, Washington USA http://youtu.be/X8X2n__L750 Background:
The Boeing 777 family is a complete family of jetliners that is preferred by passengers and airlines around the world. The market-leading 777 family consists of five passenger models, with the ability to fly point-to-point nonstop to bypass crowded and busy hub airports, and a freighter model.
The 777 seats from 301 to 386 passengers in a three-class configuration with a range capability of 5,240 nautical miles (9,700 km) to 9,395 nautical miles (17,395 km).
The 777 is available in six models: the 777-200, 777-200ER (Extended Range), a larger 777-300, two new longer-range models, the 777-300ER and 777-200LR Worldliner (the world's longest range commercial airplane) and the Boeing 777 Freighter. 777 has 3 million parts
Major assembly of the first 777 began on January 4, 1993. The program production rate began at three 777s per month in the beginning increasing to four per month in 1996. The Boeing 777’s popularity went from strength-to-strength. On