Online Class: Lean Management

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Course Description


The Lean Course offers a practical introduction to lean management principles and techniques. The course is tailored to help the reader (s) implement lean manufacturing in business environment to improve productivity, business resilience, and to reduce waste. In particular, the course;

·    Offers an overview of lean manufacturing techniques and initial advice on how to implement them in a business context.

·    Offers enough knowledge on lean management such that managers can make fully informed decisions about whether or not to adopt lean management, what lean techniques or tools are relevant to their particular environments, and the additional steps that might be necessary to implement lean management in their specific environment.

·    Presents a set of core lean management principles, tools, and techniques that are relevant to most manufacturing and service business models. The reader, however, may note that some principles are more relevant to their particular form of business than others – The guide offers the means for managers to select the principles and tools they wish to apply.

Target Audience
The course is written for service, retail, office, public organization, and all members of staff in manufacturing firms, regardless of whether they are in managerial or non-managerial functions. Student pursuing a course in processing engineering and/or business studies will find the course useful.  

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Course Topics

  1. Introduction to Lean Management: Lean Philosophy and Principles
  2. The Concept of Lean Thinking
  3. Identifying Waste in the Production Process
  4. Value Stream Mapping
  5. Lean Management: Applying Waste Elimination Practices
  6. Re-Thinking Production Flow (Lean Technique).
  7. Error-Proofing
  8. Push and Pull systems in Lean Manufacturing
  9. Lean Management and Lean Inventory Management 
  10. Total Productive Maintenance
  11. Lean Leadership
  12. The Organization that Renews Itself

Course Materials

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required.

Grading Policy

Several lessons will be accompanied by a written assignment and a brief quiz  . Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what Lean Management is and why its important to learn.
  • Describe the concept of Lean Thinking.
  • Identify identifying waste in the production process.
  • Define Value Stream Mapping.
  • Recognize error proofing.
  • Describe push and pull systems in lean manufacturing.
  • Know Lean Management and Lean Inventory Management.
  • Define Total Productive Maintenance, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Exam 110
Exam 210
Exam 38
Exam 410
Exam 510
Exam 610
Exam 710
Exam 810
Exam 910
Exam 1010
Exam 1110
Exam 1210
The Final Exam54
Total Points:172

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