Available Fall term*
406 Rogers Hall
The planning, evaluation, deployment, and integration of lean manufacturing theory and methods. Examines manufacturing processes/equipment and systems, e.g., planning/control, product design, supply chain resource management. Lec/lab.
- History of production systems
- Founding concepts of lean
- Value stream mapping
- Pull production
- Driving continuous improvement through lean concepts
- Setup reduction
- Work cells
- Standard work
- Standard work activity & eliminating defects activity
- Kaizen events
- Beyond lean: sustainability
- The human side of lean: a summary of an NSF-funded research project
The student, upon completion of this course, will be able to:
- Describe, in writing, lean manufacturing principles and the appropriate lean manufacturing practices to apply in response to specific problems posed in case studies, homework problems, and exams.
- Identify and describe the relevance of lean manufacturing principles and practices in the enterprise to manufacturing processes and equipment, supply chain management, product development, and human resource management.
- Plan, implement and evaluate the impact of lean manufacturing principles and practices in a simulated manufacturing setting.
* Available summer term depending on enrollment.