May 2007
Volume 06, Issue 1
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Lean+: It ties us together

What's Lean+ all about? Boeing Frontiers spoke to Lean+ leader Bill Schnettgoecke to get his perspective on this companywide growth and productivity initiative. Also in this package: A look at how teams from all across Boeing are drawing inspiration and lessons from Lean+.

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Lean+: It ties us togetherRON BOOKOUT PHOTO
The future's in sightPhotos by Bob Ferguson

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The future's in sight

Employees at the Boeing-SVS facility in Albuquerque, N.M., design, develop and build electro-optical systems that help see and track remote objects and events. Their work helps support customers of Integrated Defense Systems—and illustrates that Boeing is looking to tomorrow.

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Commercial Airplanes

Training the Dream(liner) Team

The Learning, Training and Development organization and its partner, Commercial Airplanes Manufacturing and Quality, are working together to ensure the 787 program’s manufacturing technicians have the needed training. BCA coverage this month also includes a look at the 747 Program, which recently topped the 1,500-order mark.

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Training the Dream(liner) TeamGAIL HAnUSA PHOTO
The Mod-ern worldMARIAN lOCKHART PHOTO

Integrated Defense Systems

The Mod-ern world

What goes into the making of a C-40C, a U.S. Air Force 737 derivative used to transport government leaders? A lot of teamwork and synergy, for starters. Also in IDS coverage this month: A new Support Systems opportunity for maintaining Apache Longbow helicopters; an explanation of what two critical areas of experience form the basis of Boeing’s proposal to build the upper stage of NASA’s Ares I rocket; and more.

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People

Keep on learning

You don’t find many employees who have been with a company for 60 years. And there aren’t many of these people who work in computing and data management. But that describes Boeing’s Shirley Haines. She's kept up with change and continued to learn—and contribute—during her tenure at Boeing.

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Shirley HainesMARIAN lOCKHART PHOTO