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A lean project in Aerospace & Defence with a lead time reduction of 50%

Client situation & approach

One of the leading actors in the Aerospace Industry, partner of the major airlines and technological leader for carbon components, with a turnover of 2.7 billion €. The client needed to reduce costs, accelerate deliveries and renew its approach to industrial engineering. EFESO supported by:

  • Designing, with the customer, a training programme on Aeronautical Industrial Engineering
  • Over 6 months, 50% of the time was spent delivering that programme to 44 people in 7 plants
  • Facilitating improvement projects lead by participants as a final part of the programme
  • Performing final tests and presenting projects to the management team


  • 50% Lead Time reduction and Productivity Improvement
  • Continuous Improvement in ways of working and processes put in place
  • Established a new generation of engineers using lean tools and methods