BMM 375 - Advanced Lean Manufacturing

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: BMM 210 or DEPARTMENTAL PERMISSION)

This course provides students with the necessary skills for aligning lean activities with strategic objectives, solving real process problems and continuously improving operations. This course moves knowledge to application. The course has a focus on value stream assessment skills to identify and remove waste in a process, and maintain the new standard. Participants learn how to apply such advanced lean tools as Kanban (pull systems), Just-in-Time (JIT), and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). In addition, students will more deeply explore such basic Lean concepts as process controls, visual controls and 5S; then use these tools to uncover opportunities and make improvements that align with strategic objectives. (F, Sp)