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2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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IE 4332 - Lean

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Lean techniques can be used to improve any business process and make companies globally competitive. During this course students will learn to identify what is value-added and what is waste in any business process and to eliminate identified waste. Students will also learn the value of teamwork in a Lean Enterprise and will be introduced to the concepts of 5S, Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen. (prereq: junior standing)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Explain lean thinking and management methods
  • Explain the House of Lean
  • Describe the seven forms of waste in business
  • Explain the five principles of lean and how to implement them in business
  • Understand and be able to apply the concept of value add and non-value add activities
  • Explain and prepare a value stream map
  • Explain and calculate takt time
  • Explain the difference between “push” and “pull” and apply tools to accomplish pull
  • Explain and apply 5S, cellular layouts, and leveling
  • Explain kaizen
  • Explain and apply A3

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Toyota Philosophy and culture, lean leadership, and lean wastes (1.5 weeks)
  • People development and team building (1 week)
  • Process stability, flow and value stream mapping (1.5 weeks)
  • Standard work (.5 weeks)
  • 5S, cellular layouts, and level loading (1 week)
  • Total productivity maintenance (.5 weeks)
  • Manufacturing cells and setup reduction (1 week)
  • Push vs. pull and kanban systems (1 week)
  • Kaizen and change management (1 week)
  • Toyota problem solving technique (1 week)

Leah Newman

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