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OPMT 2710 - Advanced Lean Concepts

Operations Management Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.


OPMT 1710





Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 81023

Thu Jan 06 - Thu Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 24 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW01 Rm. 2016


Moataz El-Menshawy

Course Outline




  1. No Class on February 21st.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

In Progress

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

OPMT 2710 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  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. Quality and Process Management
    Part-time   Certificate


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