September 2009
Volume 08, Issue 05
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The lean machine

By 2012, Boeing seeks a 25 percent improvement in energy efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions, hazardous waste reduction and recycling rates in its major manufacturing facilities. From Renton, Wash., to Long Beach, Calif., and across the company, employees are using Lean+ tools to achieve some remarkable results toward meeting that goal.


The lean machine Gail Hanusa/Boeing

Vital signs

As the national debate on heath care reform unfolds, Boeing and its U.S. employees have a significant stake in the discussion. Frontiers highlights what’s important to the company to keep high-quality health care available and affordable to more than 500,000 employees, retirees and dependents in 48 states.


Vital signs David Martin/Boeing