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T8- Lean Maturity Assessment

Programme d'études visé
Maîtrise avec Mémoire

Connaissances requises
Bilingue Anglais/Français, connaissance et intérêt pour les méthodes épurées, intéressé par le développement produits et l'industrie aérospatiale.  Si intéressé (e) merci de me transmettre par courriel dans un fichier .pdf, une lettre de motivation, un CV ,  ainsi que le relevé de notes vers l'adresse suivante : info.aeroets@etsmtl.ca

Domaines de recherche
Projets internationaux et ingénierie globale
Génie Aérospatial
Génie Mécanique
Génie de la production automatisée

Description
This task identifies the workload of lean implementation in an enterprise by conducting an assessment of the present state of ‘leanness’ across the enterprise and its readiness to change. A capability maturity model for enterprise leadership, life cycle and enabling processes will be used to this end. The assessment will provide an As-Is analysis and a To-Be vision. The assessment will be organized into the following three sections:
•         Lean Transformation/Leadership: the processes and leadership attributes nurturing the transformation to lean principles and practices. This section contains those lean practices pertinent to the lean transformation process, with emphasis on enterprise leadership and change management;
•         Life Cycle Processes: the processes responsible for the product from conception through post-delivery support. This section contains those lean practices pertinent to the “life cycle processes” of an enterprise, i.e., those processes involved in product realization. In this section, assess both core enterprise processes and key integrative practices will be assessed. The core processes of interest are included here, among others: Program Management, Requirements Definition, Product/Process Development, Supply Chain Management, Production, Distribution and Support;
•         Enabling Infrastructure: the processes that provide and manage the resources enabling enterprise operations. This section contains those Lean practices pertinent to the infrastructure support units
The Lean assessment will lead to roadmaps that will help the company transition to Lean, which will then lead to implementation in order to develop a Lean Enterprise Model (LEM). Out of the LEM will emerge best practices. These steps must be followed again to ensure continuous improvement. In order to achieve this, the LAI Enterprise Self-Assessment Tool (LESAT), which was developed at the Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will be used. Perkins et al (2010) have shown that this tool gives an organization better knowledge of lean principles, and helps to drive appropriate behaviours and effective decision-making. Deliverables of this task include: a
diagnostic report of the current system, indicating bottlenecks, wastes, root causes, rooms for improvement; a customized lean assessment tool; a customized lean enterprise model; process maps, and potentially as-is (baseline) operations and supply chain simulation models that demonstrate the as-is analysis and can be used to validate improvements in operations and supply chain tasks. 
Resource Requirements: 1 MSc Student.
Rationale :
One of the technical barriers for an enterprise to implementing lean is a lack of focus on lean maturity capabilities amongst the members of the organization (Jørgensen et al., 2007). The enterprise should take into account the present state of “leanness” across the enterprise and its willingness to change (Weiner, 2009), and then to define an appropriate change strategy for lean success (Bhasin, 2012).  Some pioneers initiated their research to conduct lean assessment for enterprise innovation capability (Müller-Prothmann and Stein, 2011), but there still exists a large technical challenge to conduct a holistic lean assessment for various organizational maturity capabilities, and study the relationships between them (Maier et al., 2012).

Financement
Bourse disponible, 750$/mois

Autres informations
Partenaire impliqué : Bombardier
Date de début du projet : 15 septembre 2017

Candidat recherché
Maîtrise avec mémoire dans les domaines suivants:
Génie Aérospatial, Génie Mécanique, Génie de la production automatisée, Projets internationaux et ingénierie globale

Responsable à contacter
Beauregard Yvan, Professeur
Téléphone: 514 396-8406
Courriel: yvan.beauregard@etsmtl.ca
Département de génie mécanique