Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Waste Measurement Project of an Aeronautic Assembly Line

Dalton Garcia Borges Souza
UNIFEI - Federal University of Itajubá Brazil
Luiz Carvalho Neto
Federal University of Itajubá Helibras Brazil
José Antônio Queiroz
Federal University of Itajubá Brazil
Darli Rodrigues Vieira
UQTR - Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières


Over the last two decades, the Lean philosophy is gaining significant ground in different industrial sectors beyond the automotive one. Besides presenting particular characteristics, large aircraft manufacturers have started using Lean concepts aiming to optimize the manufacture projects of their products. This article aims to discuss the application of the Lean philosophy in the aerospace sector, as well as measure the main waste that occurs in a real company in this sector, using a case study. At the end of this study, some tools used to analyze collected data, as well as some upgrades, will be discussed.

Keywords: Lean manufacturing, aerospace, wastes.



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