This course is the first of 2 courses (also OPMT2710 - Lean Leadership) that will give the student the basic understanding of lean. Combined the two courses will deliver the Lean Body of Knowledge that prepares the student to write the ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute/SME Lean Bronze Certification exam. Lean used to be referred to as "Lean Manufacturing". It has since been proven that Lean is not just a "shop floor" thing. Lean applies in every type of business. This first course introduces the student to Lean Enterprise concepts, how and why it evolved and many of the tools used within a Lean Environment.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
Below is one offering of OPMT 1710 for the Fall 2023 term.
Tue Sep 12 - Tue Nov 28 (12 weeks)
- 12 weeks
- CRN 40098
Class meeting times
|Sep 12 - Nov 28||Tue||18:30 - 21:30||Burnaby SE06 Rm. 114|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the history of lean, how it got started and how it spread throughout business of all types.
- Discuss the importance of a No-Blame Environment and why it is vital to a successful lean implementation.
- Identify the value adding activities in their organization and more importantly locate the deadly wastes.
- Apply the 5 Principles of Lean.
- Assess the negative impact of variability and overburdening on business processes.
- Illustrate load leveling/production leveling on business processes (HeijunkaCcalculate customer demand pace (takt time).
- Analyze value streams within an organization utilizing Value Steam Mapping, one of the most powerful lean tools.
- Implement 5S & Visual Management within an organization.
- Utilize Problem solving tools such as A3.
- Complete with confidence Root Cause Analysis of problems within processes.
- Carry out the (PDCA Plan-Do-Check-Act) Continuous Improvement Cycle.
- Explain Pull Systems (Kanban) and their effect on inventory levels.
- Translate process tasks into a Standard Work Document.
- Conduct a Quick Changeover, setup reduction (S.M.E.D.) event.
- Facilitate team based lean activities.
Effective as of Fall 2015
Introduction to Lean Concepts (OPMT 1710) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
- Lean Business Improvement
Statement of Completion Part-time
- Lean Six Sigma Principles
Associate Certificate Part-time
- Operations Management (Management Engineering Option)
- Operations Management (Materials Management Option)
- Quality and Process Management
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