Advanced Lean Methods

This course deals with the implementation and amplification of the 20th century lean methods in modern manufacturing processes. These include: change management process, elimination of waste, one piece flow, pull principle, value stream mapping, six sigma and zero defects. The course provides a theoretical overview of these methods as well as enables students to apply them in practice by participating in game-based activities in class. The course is heavily focused on the applicability of lean methods, providing numerous examples from the industry. Specifically, students apply the value stream mapping method to a real-world case study.