This course develops proficiency in the methods and processes used for lean manufacturing. Topics covered include the fundamental principles of lean methods including the continuous recognition and elimination of waste in operations and reducing time from order to delivery while maintaining or improving product quality. This course focuses on gaining the understanding of lean principles, practices, and techniques from both a technical standpoint and a people perspective which is needed in order to lead an organization to lean operation and sustain the improvement. Classroom sessions will include exercises designed to simulate real-world applications to clarify concepts and techniques.
3 hours of lecture per week