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CUSTOMER-DRIVEN MANUFACTURING CREATES ADVANTAGE, BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE GROUP SAYS

 PARIS, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing processes which add value for the customer will create significant competitive advantages for commercial jet transport makers, according to Robert L. Dryden, Boeing Commercial Airplane Group executive vice president.
 Speaking at the Financial Times Conference here, Dryden said, "The commercial jet manufacturers who succeed over the long term -- who maintain a strategic advantage -- will be those who best understand their customers' requirements and adapt manufacturing processes to meet those requirements.
 "I can assure you Boeing intends to be the leader in that endeavor," he added.
 Dryden said Boeing is working to reduce costs by 25 percent and to cut the time between order and delivery by 50 percent.
 The goal, he said, "is a six-month airplane" for the 737 and 757 programs -- the ability to configure a customer's airplane six months before delivery. Similar cycle time reduction goals would be eight months for Everett Division wide-bodied airplanes.
 Dryden said Boeing is extending its Continuous Quality Improvement program throughout the company to include both manufacturing and office processes. "We just cannot make the gains we need by focusing exclusively on the manufacturing aspects of our work," he explained. Dryden, who oversees manufacturing and customer services for Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, said that Boeing has achieved significant improvements.
 He said Boeing has cut flow time from final assembly through delivery by 16 percent on the 757, 11 percent on both the 737 and 747, and nine percent on the 767.
 Dryden said Boeing's long-term aim is to "provide our customers with airplanes that are less expensive to purchase, more reliable to operate and less costly to maintain.
 "And we want a total acquisition process that helps our customers react more quickly to changing market demands."
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