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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.
You have registered for a course that will be held entirely online, however this is a synchronous course which requires you to be online on the posted days and times shown on your myBCIT schedule. In this course, you will be using an online teaching tool called the Learning Hub, also known as D2L or Brightspace. The Learning Hub is where your instructor will share information, resources, assignments, deadlines and this is where you will submit your work, and communicate with both your instructor and classmates. Ensure that you are able to log in before your course starts. To log in, view your courses, set up notifications, and access the tools you need, please go directly to the Learning Hub at https://learn.bcit.ca/d2l/home. Access to this course will be available either on or shortly before the start date. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check the following link to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. https://www.bcit.ca/files/business/pdf/bcit-sobm-byod.pdf
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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
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