Lean Principles and Practice

Lean Principles and Practice

Course Number: MGT X473.6

3 units

An in-depth examination of the basic principles for Lean Six Sigma projects and programs within an organization. You will have the opportunity to use and practice these concepts which may be implemented into the workplace to reduce waste, improve performance, and cut costs. Addresses Lean Six Sigma in manufacturing, service industry, non-profit companies, education, and government organizations. Lean principles were originally designed for manufacturing processes, and the lessons presented will show how to achieve integration of Lean Principles and Practice into other areas within a company or organization. You will study the history and principles of Lean Six Sigma, and will learn how to use metrics and measures for the implementation of a Lean Six Sigma environment.  Areas of focus are:

  • process flow
  • value stream mapping
  • the visual workplace
  • 5-S improvement
  • set-up reduction
  • Kaizen events
  • rapid improvement methods

You will also be introduced to how Lean Six Sigma techniques are used to stabilize processes, reduce variation, mistake proofing, risk assessment, and failure modes effect (FMEA) analysis. This course is appropriate for any team or individual responsible for operations and process flow improvement.  It is designed for managers, line supervisors, functional leaders, business analysts, key suppliers, business consultants, and sales representatives. 

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