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Advanced Lean Concepts OPMT 2710

Operations Management Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course is the second of two courses (see OPMT 1710 Introduction to Lean Concepts). This course introduces the student to the Lean Bronze Certification Body of Knowledge while expanding on the topics covered in OPMT 1710 Introduction to Lean Concepts; it also highlights the management and leadership involvement in Lean and the key tools that support this involvement. Topics include: Ground rules and basic tools of Lean Production System, stability and standardization, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), autonomation, Kaizen and Gemba walks, Just-In-Time production (JIT), creating a culture to support continuous improvement, leading others through problem solving, strategic planning using Hoshin Kanri, and the key role of metrics.




Domestic fees


Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of OPMT 2710 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 81023


Tue Jan 09 - Tue Mar 26 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 81023
  • Domestic fees $768.10
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Mar 26 Tue 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 406

Moataz El-Menshawy

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of Lean thinking and the elements of the Lean Production System including the structure of the House of Lean.
  • Measure the organization's culture for Lean preparedness and recommend follow up areas to improve the culture towards Lean adaptation.
  • Differentiate between Muda, Mura and Muri while defining the main sources of waste.
  • Analyze the importance of stability and standardization in the Lean Production System.
  • Analyze the importance of visual management and total productive maintenance as key systems in supporting Lean initiative.
  • Utilize Kaizen and PDCA/PDSA cycles as tools for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate the concept of Hoshin Kanri for developing strategic alignment across the company.
  • Demonstrate how to use, and when to apply, the basic leadership principles like delegation, empowerment, coaching, motivation, employee engagement and conflict management.
  • Analyze the role of metrics and how to go Green with Lean.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2021

Related Programs

Advanced Lean Concepts (OPMT 2710) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Lean Business Improvement
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  2. Lean Six Sigma Principles
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  4. Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
    Certificate Part-time
  5. Quality and Process Management
    Certificate Part-time


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