C-17 Supply Chain Lean Initiatives

Paper #:
  • 2000-01-1759

Published:
  • 2000-05-16
Citation:
Berry, 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.
Pages:
6
Abstract:
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.
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