BMM 210 - Lean Manufacturing Principles

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course introduces the student to the philosophical background, historical development, and fundamental concepts of lean manufacturing with a focus on the Toyota Production System. Students explore lean strategies around inventory, lead time, and cultural change requirements. Students learn strategies for lean implementation, planning, goal setting and sustaining gains. The course also applies to the application of lean disciplines and concepts to service and support industries. The use and implementation of lean disciplines promote continuous improvement, eliminate waste, reduce operating cost, improve quality, and achieve measurable improvement in customer satisfaction. (F, Sp, Su)