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A Case Study on The Boeing Company Derivative Class Action

In 2006, plaintiffs in a derivative class action against the directors of The Boeing Company (“Boeing”), led by their counsel Labaton Sucharow, achieved a landmark settlement establishing unique and far-reaching corporate governance standards relating to ethics compliance, provisions that will also obligate Boeing to contribute significant funds over and above base compliance spending to implement the various prescribed initiatives.

In particular, Boeing’s Board of Directors will expressly undertake, through amendment of Boeing’s Corporate Governance Principles, reasonable oversight and monitoring responsibility for the implementation of Boeing’s ethics and compliance program and the effectiveness of those processes on an annual basis. The Audit Committee Charter also will be amended, including to provide for the Audit Committee to undertake responsibility for reporting no less than annually to the Board with respect to the implementation and effectiveness of Boeing’s ethics and compliance program. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on Global Leadership Operational Plan: Boeing Company

Boeing has experienced operational problems due to lack of understanding of personnel issues and unethical conduct. As an international management consultant called in to advise the Boeing Company about issues affecting its ability to optimize operations in today’s economy, this author offers a prospectus on these unique issues facing Boeing; how these issues may affect optimizing key operational elements and changes needed to enhance operations management in the future.

The Boeing Company is a well established American icon of the aeronautical industry, having started business in 1916, not long after the Wright Brothers flew the first plane in 1903 (Boeing History, First Flight). Since those early beginnings, Boeing has expanded across the United States and the world, holding major contracts with many governments and as a primary builder of the International Space Station (Integrated Defense Systems). Click here to read more…

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Case Studies for Examining Lean Manufacturing Strategies

Case Studies about Examining Lean Manufacturing Strategies

 

Background: In working with regulated industries over the past eight years, many EPA regulatory reinvention initiatives have recognized an emerging and very real redefinition of the manufacturing landscape. Largely, this movement has arisen in the context of today’s increasingly competitive “immediate” global market, requiring companies to conceive and deliver products faster, at lower cost, and of better quality than their competitors. Lean manufacturing is a leading manufacturing paradigm of this fast-paced market economy, with a fundamental focus on the systematic elimination of waste that holds the potential to produce meaningful environmental results.

Realizing that this waste-focused paradigm shift held the potential to create positive environmental outcomes, EPA authorized this study of Corporate Environmental Management and Compliance, designed to analyze corporate business strategies and environmental management approaches and to assess the presence of waste elimination patterns similar to those observed in previous reinvention efforts. This project entailed the analysis of five “assembly” case studies and two “metal fabrication” case studies at the Boeing Company, an enterprise that has adopted, and is in the process of implementing, Lean Manufacturing principles. keep reading…

 

White Paper: Boeing Management Planning

This paper will discuss management’s business planning at Boeing. Boeing is an aerospace company, a leading maker of commercial airplanes, military aircraft, satellites, and missiles. Business planning at Boeing is a very complicated process because it is influenced by internal and external factors that would involve legal ethical issues, and corporate social responsibility. Factors such as economic conditions, laws, and competition directly influence the strategic, tactical, operational, and contingency planning. Boeing has been able to maintain success for many years due to their strong ethics and planning abilities. Click here to read more…

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A Case Study on Boeing Company Derivative Class Action

Let’s just say the 21st century didn’t launch smoothly for the financial markets. To be sure, in the wake of Enron and WorldCom, the public was dizzied and disenchanted with each new story of corporate misconduct. That dismay was particularly severe when news broke about the procurement scandal involving the Boeing Company. One of the largest manufacturing and defense contractors in the world, Boeing was entrusted with some of the most significant and sensitive government contracts. It was a darling of US enterprise, a poster child of industrial ingenuity. Nevertheless, in 2006, the company paid $615 million to settle government investigations into allegations that the company’s top leadership had failed to properly oversee operations. Click here to read more…



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Case Study Lean Manufacturing


Case Studies Examining Lean Manufacturing Strategies, Pollution Prevention, and Environmental Regulatory Management Implications

Background

In working with regulated industries over the past eight years, many EPA regulatory reinvention initiatives have recognized an emerging and very real redefinition of the manufacturing landscape. Largely, this movement has arisen in the context of today’s increasingly competitive “immediate” global market, requiring companies to conceive and deliver products faster, at lower cost, and of better quality than their competitors. Lean manufacturing is a leading manufacturing paradigm of this fast-paced market economy, with a fundamental focus on the systematic elimination of waste that holds the potential to produce meaningful environmental results.

Realizing that this waste-focused paradigm shift held the potential to create positive environmental outcomes, EPA authorized this study of Corporate Environmental Management and Compliance, designed to analyze corporate business strategies and environmental management approaches and to assess the presence of waste elimination patterns similar to those observed in previous reinvention efforts. This project entailed the analysis of five “assembly” case studies and two “metal fabrication” case studies at the Boeing Company, an enterprise that has adopted, and is in the process of implementing, Lean Manufacturing principles. The case studies describe various Lean efforts at Boeing’s Auburn Machine Fabrication Shop and its Everett airplane assembly plant, and demonstrate how Boeing implements and utilizes Lean strategies in its manufacturing settings. The case studies also describe various resource productivity gains associated with the identified Lean activities, and several obstacles encountered by the Compa in its efforts to implement specific Lean projects.

What Is Lean Manufacturing?

In its most basic form, Lean Manufacturing is the systematic elimination of waste by focusing on production costs, product quality and delivery, and worker involvement. In the 1950s, Taiichi Ohno, developer of the Toyota “just-in-time” Production System, created the modern intellectual and cultural framework for Lean Manufacturing and waste elimination. Ohno defined waste as “any human activity which absorbs resources but creates no value.” Largely, Lean Manufacturing represents a fundamental paradigm shift from traditional “batch and queue” mass production to production systems based on product aligned “single-piece flow, pull production.” Read more on Lean Manufacturing

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Case Studies in Lean Manufacturing


Background

In working with regulated industries over the past eight years, many EPA regulatory reinvention initiatives have recognized an emerging and very real redefinition of the manufacturing landscape. Largely, this movement has arisen in the context of today’s increasingly competitive “immediate” global market, requiring companies to conceive and deliver products faster, at lower cost, and of better quality than their competitors. Lean manufacturing is a leading manufacturing paradigm of this fast-paced market economy, with a fundamental focus on the systematic elimination of waste that holds the potential to produce meaningful environmental results.

Realizing that this waste-focused paradigm shift held the potential to create positive environmental outcomes, EPA authorized this study of Corporate Environmental Management and Compliance, designed to analyze corporate business strategies and environmental management approaches and to assess the presence of waste elimination patterns similar to those observed in previous reinvention efforts. This project entailed the analysis of five “assembly” case studies and two “metal fabrication” case studies at the Boeing Company, an enterprise that has adopted, and is in the process of implementing, Lean Manufacturing principles. The case studies describe various Lean efforts at Boeing’s Auburn Machine Fabrication Shop and its Everett airplane assembly plant, and demonstrate how Boeing implements and utilizes Lean strategies in its manufacturing settings. The case studies also describe various resource productivity gains associated with the identified Lean activities, and several obstacles encountered by the Company in its efforts to implement specific Lean projects.

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