Concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

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Course Description:
This course provides the student with an introduction to the fundamentals of lean, based on the concepts in the Toyota production system model of business function operating systems. A comprehensive overview of the lean and six sigma methodologies including the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) process improvement paradigm will be presented.


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ETI 1110





Required textbooks/ course materials:

Lean Six Sigma by Donna C.S. Summers, 11th Edition, ISBN-13:  9780135125106

Amatrol online resources


Assignment/course outline:

See first-day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles and theories of Lean Manufacturing. Lean Manufacturing involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, and supply chain management. The coverage includes topics related to cost reduction, work-free manufacturing, continuous flow, Kaizen, the 5S’s, value stream mapping, modular manufacturing, and overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

Assessments are determined by measuring the ability of each student to retain the learning outcomes and objectives of the course.

  1. Learning modules for course theory delivered online
  2. Hands-on competency-based labs
  3. Assessments


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