OIE 555 - Lean Process Design

Description
Lean thinking has transformed the way that organizational processes are designed and operated, using a systematic approach that eliminates waste by creating flow dictated by customer pull. In this course we explore the lean concepts of value, flow, demand-pull, and perfection in global, multistage processes. The tactics that are used to translate these general principles into practice, such as creating manufacturing cells, are also discussed. The design process is complicated because in reality not all wastes can be eliminated. To learn effective design, students will practice applying lean ideas in case studies and simulations, exploring how variability affects process dynamics and combining this knowledge with analysis of process data.
Credits
3
Attributes
School of Business Course
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
Offered
F, S
Avg. Class Size
45
Avg. Sections
1