Lean manufacturing provides a new management approach to business enterprises, including those in the defence and aerospace industries, that maximise productivity and minimise waste through a better work environment, standardising products and production processes, reducing lead time, and improving customer satisfaction.
While most large and small manufacturers embrace lean technology, they fail to enjoy all the possibilities and benefits that this technology brings since they lack the right partner to work with. AT TXM Lean Solutions, we are dedicated to helping your transform and streamline your defence and aerospace manufacturing processes. With our 400-year experience in the industry and highly-qualified and trained technicians, you’re guaranteed nothing but the best when it comes to lean manufacturing solutions.
Let’s look at several case studies where our clients have greatly benefited and changed their businesses completely.
Defence and Aerospace Lean Manufacturing Case Studies
Our work at TXM is second to none, as various case studies from some of our customers across various industries affirm. Lean solutions in A&D are a sure way to optimise and streamline productivity, demand, and inventory and boost your revenue in the long run. You can also reduce waste and develop and maintain a conducive work environment.
The Aerospace and Defence industry can benefit from lean manufacturing solutions in the following ways:
- Optimised production through reduced lead times.
- Reduced wastage
- Standardised work procedures for consistency in production, thus products.
- On-time assemblies.
- Leaner management processes, including procurement, accounting, and inventory control.
- Consistent operational excellence.
Specific Case Study
Our client, a leading precision engineering company focused on defence and aerospace, was dealing with a customer who was facing the problem of frequent repairs and low serviceability of aircraft due to corrosion of key operating helicopter components. The client had the chance to handle the overhaul of these components, provided they could meet the customer’s lead times and quality requirements.
TXM was able to map the aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) process using a value stream map, enabling the customer to eliminate unnecessary steps and combine others through daily problem-solving and management routines. As a result, overhaul lead time was reduced by more than half, from 161 to 74 days, compared to a previous contractor’s 300 days, saving the customer millions.
Transform Your Business with Lean Manufacturing
You cannot overlook the benefits of lean manufacturing in aerospace and defence, no matter where you are. TXM Lean Solutions is here to help transform your business from conventional manufacturing and management. At TMX Lean Solutions, we endeavour to give you the best solutions that suit and match your business needs. We will work with you anytime throughout the project’s lifecycle until you have a fully functional system.
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