BMM 228 - Quality Management and Supplier Integration

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: BMM 222 or DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION)

This course addresses current quality improvement concepts and techniques in industry with an emphasis on integrating the supplier in the internal quality process. This course introduces lean principles as they are used as tools in organizations to improve quality systems. Applied principles and techniques of quality philosophies are examined and utilized to drive resolution in quality manufacturing. Areas of study include: process control charts, nature of variation, attributes and variable charts, managing responsibilities of a quality standards in the supply base, concept of poke-yoke, and comparison of significant contributors to quality theories. (F, Sp, Su)