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Lessons From Boeing's Dreamliner Supply Chain Missteps

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Brian Fuller
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Brian Fuller   3/1/2013 2:39:10 PM
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The last I read, one or more of the LiOn battery cells had shorted, but how the short occurred is unknown right now. 

 

Mr. Roques
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Mr. Roques   2/28/2013 6:32:43 PM
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So it wasnt a design flaw? The batteries were simply badly constructed? Should they reinvent everything? Why couldnt they use conventional supplies?

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Brian Fuller   2/28/2013 1:29:40 PM
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Indeed! It's a nerve-wracking time for Boeing.

An old colleague of mine used to say "nothing beats knowing," and the way to get that done is to communicate relentlessly. That's a key to operational excellence.

 

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elctrnx_lyf   2/28/2013 12:17:48 PM
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I think the Boeing approach probably didn't work perfectly as they expected it to be. It is definitely not a lesson Boeing wanted to learn. Hopefully they solve this problem soon and there will be more importance given to the operational excellence. Even a bit of negative thing could just bring the complete company down.

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