Leonardo, national champion in the Aerospace Defense & Security sector, launches a new initiative dedicated to its key suppliers focused on the issue of operational excellence, to accompany them in their "lean journey", that is the path that leads to maximizing competitiveness and customer satisfaction. customer through a structured approach of continuous improvement, reducing waste and improving the quality and flexibility of products and services.
The project is part of the Leonardo Empowering Advanced Partnership 2020 (LEAP2020) supply chain development program and was presented during the "Lean Management & Leonardo Production System" workshop, dedicated to companies included in the ELITE Leonardo Lounge - the environment developed by ELITE for high potential suppliers of Leonardo's supply chain.
"With the LEAP2020 program we are reinforcing and enhancing our supply chain", explained Giacinto Carullo, Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer of Leonardo, "by leveraging a transparent and sustainable partnership relationship with the excellence of the supply chain, to give life to a more competitive, integrated, innovative and resilient industrial eco-system ". Leonardo, through LEAP2020, thus intends to contribute to the evolution of the "supply chain" into a "value chain".
The central theme developed by the workshop, held in virtual mode, concerned the sharing of the vision and methodology of continuous improvement adopted by Leonardo with the "Leonardo Production System", the specific program that aims to increase company competitiveness through the development of people's skills.
Leonardo's goal is to foster the integration of supplier-customer processes with a view to continuous improvement and to create an industrial eco-system devoted to operational excellence, starting from the pillars of quality and logistics. Over forty SMEs from 12 different regions are involved in the ELITE Leonardo Lounge, for an aggregate turnover of 1 billion Euros and a total of over 5.700 employees.