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Lean Manufacturing Ratchets Up Boeing Profits

Tue Feb 06, 2007 3:52 am

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As the company ramps up production, its ability to profitably produce the airplanes on order will test its commitment to efficient manufacturing, and it should have a greater influence on Boeing's stock performance than the usual practice of keeping track of the yearly order race against rival Airbus.

Its Commercial Airplanes arm, once a laggard, saw its revenue jump by 37% during the quarter. At the same time, the unit's operating margins climbed to 8.7% from 6% during same quarter in 2005. For the full year, operating margins were 9.6%, compared with 6.7% the year before.

The improved operating margins are a key indicator that lean manufacturing techniques, which enabled Boeing to shave multiple days off the final assembly of its jetliners, are playing a role in profitability as Boeing keeps up with demand. Mr. McNerney said he supports the "disciplined" approach that Commercial Airplanes chief Scott Carson and his managers are taking when they consider increasing production rates.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB116784242634866084.html?mod=DAR

It looks like Boeing has learned its lessons from past mistakes. A strong product line, favorable dollar excahnge rate, and cost cutting are paying BIG dividends.
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iahflyer
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RE: Lean Manufacturing Ratchets Up Boeing Profits

Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:06 am

I own 15 shares of Boeing, do i get any dividends, anybody know?
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RE: Lean Manufacturing Ratchets Up Boeing Profits

Tue Feb 06, 2007 5:13 am

Quoting IAHFLYER (Reply 1):
I own 15 shares of Boeing, do i get any dividends, anybody know?

Latest dividend was $0.35/share. Shareholders will get paid on 03/02/07.

For you that's $5.30. Dont spend it all in one place  Wink
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iahflyer
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RE: Lean Manufacturing Ratchets Up Boeing Profits

Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:03 pm

Quoting BoomBoom (Reply 2):

For you that's $5.30. Dont spend it all in one place

Yeah, more money for my 401K!!!
Little airports with the big jets are the best!! Floyd

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