Aero Repairs Documentation Cycle Time Reduction By Lean Application
Negrón Rivera, David A.
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In our daily life and world, with a diversity of industries and services, from health to manufacturing, all kind of products; many of them care apply Lean concepts or tools to perform important improvements to their service or products. Value Stream Map (VSM) is one of the lean tools than can help to reduce the problem discussed on this article “cycle time reduction. One of the major opportunities of Aero Consulting Company (X) is that the average cycle time of each project is around 280 days. The main goal of this project is to evaluate the current state and develop a future state VSM to reduce the cycle time by 40%. Currently delivery of each project consists of at least three milestones, named as: Early-Milestone (EM), Mid-Milestone (MM), and Final Milestone (FM). Each of these milestones has several delays, once the action items have been implemented the new cycle time will be reduced to 123 calendar days. This represent to an overall cycle time reduction of 56%. Key Terms - Cycle time, Lean, Manufacturing, VSM.