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OPMT 1710 - Introduction to Lean Concepts

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

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.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$670.62

Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 40098

Mon Sep 10 - Mon Dec 10 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Dec 10 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 BBY NE01 Rm. 401

Instructor

Jason Young

Course Outline

Cost

$670.62

Notes

  1. No class on Monday, October 8th and Monday November 12th

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

OPMT 1710 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

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

School of Health Sciences

  1. Food Safety
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2018

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BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

Image not available
Lean Thinking Rev And Updtd
Author Womack
Publisher S&S
Copyright 2003
Binding Hardback
ISBN 978-0-74324-927-0
Price $30.50
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Learning To See Version 1.4
Author Rother
Publisher Lean Enter
Copyright 2009
Binding Spiral
ISBN 978-0-96678-430-5
Price $86.95
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