Lean Manufacturing (MFGE 354)
This course is designed to familiarize the manufacturing student with the concepts and practices of lean manufacturing as currently applied in industry, and develop in them rudimentary skill in applying those principles, with the overall goal of enabling them to reduce waste in the workplace. Topics include push vs. pull systems, kanban, continuous flow production, takt time, SMED, TPM, TQM, TOC, 5S, poka yoke, and kaizen. Plant tours (if available) will help illustrate applications of concepts. Pre-Requisites:Junior Status. Typically Offered Fall, Spring, Summer
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