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Lean Principles and Practice

Course Number: MGT X473.6

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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. 

Available Sections

Starting Apr 10

174MCL006

Starting Apr 10
174MCL006

Course Fees

$520 Early Bird Discount ends on Apr 4
$570 after Apr 4

Instructor

Linda McKean [ bio ]

close [x] Linda McKean, M.A., Management, Consultant, has worked in the Project Manager capacity since 1997, leading large projects with significant impact on the financial status of the organization. She has led projects for Rolenn Manufacturing, and was a Corporate Technical Trainer for Bourns, Inc., presenting Project Management trainings in Asia, Mexico, Malaysia, China and Brazil. Ms. McKean is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Schedule:

Tue 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
Apr 10 - May 29, 2018

8 Meetings

Location:

UCR Extension Center

[ map ]

Section Notes:

None.

Textbook:

Mandatory
"Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook"
George, Rowlands, Price, Maxey
ISBN: 0071441190

Starting May 7

174MCL101

Starting May 7
174MCL101

Course Fees

$520 Early Bird Discount ends on May 1
$570 after May 1

Instructor

Linda McKean [ bio ]

close [x] Linda McKean, M.A., Management, Consultant, has worked in the Project Manager capacity since 1997, leading large projects with significant impact on the financial status of the organization. She has led projects for Rolenn Manufacturing, and was a Corporate Technical Trainer for Bourns, Inc., presenting Project Management trainings in Asia, Mexico, Malaysia, China and Brazil. Ms. McKean is also a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Six Sigma Black Belt.

Schedule:

Mon 5:30 pm-8:30 pm
May 7 - Jul 16, 2018

10 Meetings

Location:

UCR Palm Desert Center

[ map ]

Section Notes:

None.

Textbook:

Mandatory
"Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook"

ISBN: 978-0071441193

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