Consumers, regulatory agencies, NGOs and employees are increasingly demanding change in the operational impact of the business and organizations they choose to partner with. This requires that business processes accomplish desired targets with greater ecological efficiency (eco-efficiency) and with increasing containment of their impact (eco-effectiveness). This course explores the role of process improvement and design/redesign in the overall context of improving environmental and social performance. Students participate in a term-long case study that covers design methods, problem-solving approaches, team skills, and project management.
- No prerequisites are required for this course.
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Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:
- Identify conditions that indicate redesign or improvement is required.
- Identify elements of the development life cycle.
- Evaluate different development models used in various industries.
- Apply systematic problem-solving models to improve processes in an organizational setting.
- Develop a Terms of Reference defining the benefits, costs, action plan and risks of process intervention.
- Apply appropriate teamwork skills to work within project teams.
- Apply appropriate techniques to gather data, including customer requirements and design inputs.
- Apply analysis and creative techniques to synthesize alternatives.
- Evaluate alternatives and develop feasible solutions.
- Apply appropriate design verification and validation techniques.
- Identify strategies to implement, improve and maintain change.
- Describe tools used to identify and evaluate risk.
- Develop appropriate tools and techniques to support recommended changes.
Effective as of Fall 2020
Sustainable Process Improvement and Design (OPMT 5320) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Business + Media
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