LEAN AEROSPACE MANUFACTURING
Lean Initiative Spurs Industry Transformation
NEW YORK More than four years after an uncertain start, the Lean Air-craft Initiative is maturing into a program that holds the promise of transforming how U.S. military aircraft will be procured and manufactured. The LAI consortium—which joins personnel from defense firms, labor unions, the U.S. Air Force and MIT—is aimed at halving the cycle times and costs of future weapons while greatly improving product performance (AW&ST June 3, 1996, p. 79).
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