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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN5452
Tracking Number - 2128

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-09-02
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approved 5/11/09; rec'd GS 3/3/10; to Grad Council 4/19/10- Pending Program Fit Information - Confirmed as Elective. 6/22/10 - GC approved 8/18/10. To SCNS 8/25/10. Approved, effective 10/1/10. Nmbr changed from 5451 to 5452. Posted in Banner

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-05-05
  2. Department: Industrial and Management Systems
  3. College: EN
  4. Budget Account Number: 210300000
  5. Contact Person: Kingsley A. Reeves, Jr.
  6. Phone: 8139743352
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: EIN
  9. Number: 5452
  10. Full Title: Engineering a Lean Enterprise
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Engineering a Lean Enterprise
  19. Course Online?: -
  20. Percentage Online:
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Engineering the Lean Enterprise introduces you to one of the most successful strategies in operations: lean manufacturing, as seen at Toyota and other companies. Lean manufacturing is a philosophy that applies both on and off the factory floor.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: This course has been taught three times thus far with excellent feedback from students and the sponsors for the course team project. As the lean philosophy has become pervasive in industry beyond manufacturing, it makes sense to make this a permanent cou
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The demand for engineers with experience is applying lean concepts is increasing. Such a course better prepares our students to compete in the workplace.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, the course has been offered three times with positive reviews from both students and industry.
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Having a thorough understanding of the lean philosophy is essential. Practical work experience implementing lean concepts in a real world context is a plus, but not mandatory.
  29. Objectives: By the end of this course, you should be able to do the following: 1. Understand the elements of lean manufacturing. Explain, in your own words, the major elements of the lean manufacturing philosophy. Identify common problems and potential solutions. 2. Value Stream Mapping: Create a current state map. Identify potential improvements. Create a future state map and implementation plan. 3. Apply the philosophy of lean manufacturing. Identify and/or create tools that are appropriate to potential solutions. Evaluate potential solutions applying the lean philosophy as your selection criteria. Determine whether or not an organization is currently using the lean philosophy.
  30. Learning Outcomes: Students will learn to apply the philosophy of lean manufacturing, identify and/or create tools which are appropriate to potential solutions, evaluate potential solutions applying the lean philosophy as a selection criterion, and determine whether or not an organization is currently using the lean philosophy. Students will also apply lean concepts in the context of a real-world business problem through a final group project.
  31. Major Topics: 1. Continuous Flow 2. Pull vs. Push Systems 3.Heijunka 4. Quality Culture 5. Standard Work 6. Visual Control 7. Value Stream Mapping 8. Use of Technology 9. Leadership 10. The Importance of People 11. Hansei and Kaizen 12. Genchi Genbutsu 13. Decision Making 14. Lean Supply Chain Management 15. Lean Engineering 16. Lean Office 17. Lean Implementation
  32. Textbooks: Liker, Jeffrey K., 2004. The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Miller, William B., V. >. Schenk, 2004. All I Need to Know About Manufacturing I Learned in Joe's Garage: World Class Manufacturing Made Simple. Bayrock Press.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests:
  36. Attendance Policy:
  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports:
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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