Lean Manufacturing

Provided by: Ivy Tech

Introduces the philosophical background, historical development, fundamental concepts, operating fundamentals, and the organizational rationale for the implementation of lean disciplines in manufacturing. The course also applies to the application of lean disciplines and concepts to service and support industries. The use and implementation of lean disciplines has generally resulted in the ability of an enterprise to develop a work environment that promotes continuous improvement, eliminates waste, reduces operating cost, improves quality, and achieves measurable improvement in customer satisfaction.

Course Objectives:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the philosophical and historical development of lean concepts and disciplines
  • Make comparisons of conventional operating concepts and philosophies in both manufacturing and service/supply industries to Lean
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic terms, disciplines, and concepts of Lean
  • Demonstrate the ability to define, develop, and illustrate the disciplines of value stream mapping
  • Identify the sources and types of waste-streams in a manufacturing or service/supply industry
  • Define and identify the differences between value-added and non-value activities
  • Identify and explain the major advantages of Lean over conventional operating methods
  • Explain the principles of pull systems
  • Define methodologies required to achieve continuous improvement
  • Define the importance and need for making a commitment to achieve the implementation of Lean disciplines
  • Develop concepts and processes that allow production facilities the ability to remain competitive in global markets.

Recommended Background

  • None

Course ID

ADMF 201





Communication, Critical Thinking, Personal Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Diagnostics, Predictive Analytics, Prescreptive Analytics

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