Increased Resilience for Aerospace Suppliers: Lean Production

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5 novembre 2020

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Learn more about the Lean Production System at Airbus and practical Shopfloor Management for Aerospace Suppliers.

About this Event

Today, entire industries are facing an uncertainty never seen before and a significant number of aerospace suppliers had to take drastic measures to stay afloat in turbulent times. Lean Production is more important than ever to help your company to evolve as an even better company out of this crisis.

It's a common misconception that Lean Production is only about reducing waste and working with minimal inventory, delivered just-in-time. In reality, Lean Production is more, it is about about being both: effective and efficient.

Being effective translates to production flexibility, putting in place early warning systems and creating the capability to better react to unforeseen changes. Increased flexibility requires shorter lead times, driven by customer demand. In combination with closely watching the bottom line, efficiency is more important than productivity.

For being successful in an uncertain future, not only does it take the right tools and the right end-to-end approach. It is just as important to create an environment for your staff to safely develop and implement new concepts and to better and more reliably move your company forward.

Join us on November 5th to learn how Lean Production works at Airbus and how Shopfloor Management can help you to increase your resilience against future disruptions.


    • Introduction
    • Context and challenges
    • Shop Floor Management: a battle-proven approach
    • Airbus Operating System AOS: the foundation for success
    • Polyvalence / Polycompetence (Poly-Poly): employee empowerment
    • Summary
    • Q&A


Target audience: Aerospace Supply Chain Professionals involved in the following areas

  • Manufacturing
  • Procurement
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Management
  • Project Management
  • Product Development
  • Human Resources


  • Holger Heckel, Founder and President of AVERA Consulting Inc.
  • Gregoire Reynaud, Operational Excellence Domain Manager at AirBusiness Academy, an Airbus company.

Event access:

You will receive your access information in your e-mail inbox by November 1st.