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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - MAN6518
Tracking Number - 2200

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2010-07-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: College approved 4/6/10; Grad Council approved 4/19/10; to SCNS liaison 5/13/10; course topics missing from form; updated 6/22/10. Submitted as 6540; SCNS Approved as 6518. Effective 8/1/10

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2009-09-29
  2. Department: Management
  3. College: BA
  4. Budget Account Number: 140500
  5. Contact Person: Dr. Alan Balfour
  6. Phone: 9741785
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: MAN
  9. Number: 6518
  10. Full Title: Sustainable Production Systems
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: D - Discussion (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): Sustainable Prod. Systems
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: None
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: Examines production processes dedicated to sustainable organizational performance through elimination of waste and reduction in resources consumed.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  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? One section of 30-50 per year.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? Yes, 3 or more times
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Ph.D. in Management or closely related field.
  29. Objectives: • To understand the principles of Lean enterprise value.

    • To understand how the elimination of waste increases capability to identify and deliver value.

    • To understand how value creation brings additional needed resources, including the creation of new opportunities for employment.

    • To understand and apply the seven wastes and the five S’s that make it easier to see the waste.

    • To understand lean thinking as a dynamic ongoing process that is customer-focused and knowledge driven.

    • To understand how customers “pull value” from a stream of linked actions, processes and functions.

    • To understand that Lean is about effective integration and human-oriented practices.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, students will be able:

    * To understand the principles of Lean enterprise value.

    * To understand how the elimination of waste increaes capability to identify and deliver value.

  31. Major Topics: • Perspectives on operational excellence and world class sustainable production systems

    • Eliminating waste and principles of sustainable productions

    • Toyota Way in Action and management decision philosophy and continual

    • Pull systems and Level workheads

    • Team Presentation

    o Core Process – Value Stream Map

    • Foundations of Continual Improvement and Associate Empowerment

    • Visual Control, Technology and Reliability

    • Teams, tools, suppliers and partners

    • Team Presentation – Process Improvement

    • Continuously solving root problems and implementation options

    • Learning Organizations and Final discussion of team project

    • Final Examination

    o Lesson Learned paper Due

    o Peer Team Assessment Due

  32. Textbooks: TEXTBOOK: Rother, M. and Shook, “Learning to See,” Published by Lean Enterprise Institute, ISBN: 0-9667843-0-8
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: None
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: See syllabus
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: see syllabus
  36. Attendance Policy: See syllabus
  37. Policy on Make-up Work: See syllabus
  38. Program This Course Supports: MS in Management; MBA
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Other master's program in College and throughout the University.

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