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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - EIN6453

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Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5294 2015-10-14
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Industrial and Management Systems Engineering EN TPA100002103000000000000000
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Kingsley Reeves 8139743352

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    EIN 6453 Lean Six Sigma

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable? Y
    If repeatable, how many times? 1

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Lean Six Sigma
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    B - Face-to-face and online (separate sections) 0



    Course Description

    This course provides a presentation of LEAN Six Sigma, what it is, details of the tools and methodology that comprise it and how it relates to Continuous Improvement of Business Organization processes.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Replacing Selected Topics with Permanent number; already listed in program

    B. 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?

    Steady demand for this program as shown below and anticipated continual demand in the future due to industry requirements for students.

    Summer 2015 enrollment = 32

    Summer 2014 enrollment = 31

    Summer 2013 enrollment = 29

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 3 or more times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    To teach this course requires either a PhD in Industrial Engineering or sufficient professional experience in six sigma practice/training/certification in industry.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    Students will gain an understanding of: 1) How LEAN Six Sigma is used in Industry and its applicability, 2) Six Sigma, the DMAIC process, and useful tools, 3) LEAN concepts and tools, including The Toyota Way Philosophy and the Toyota Production System, 4) How to apply the tools to eliminate variation and waste and create value and maximize the impact of change and improvement efforts.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    Students will be able to 1) explain and apply the DMAIC process using appropriate six sigma terminology. 2) Apply Lean and six sigma techniques for quality improvement to specified case studies.

    C. Major Topics

    - Course Overview

    - The History of Six Sigma

    - Examples of Successful Deployments

    - The evolution of LEAN

    - LEAN Six Sigma

    - Intro to Six Sigma

    - Overview of the DMAIC Process

    - 4P Model of The Toyota Way

    - The 14 Principles of Toyota Production System

    - The LEAN Principles

    - DEFINE Phase

    - Value Stream Mapping

    - Specify value in the eyes of the customer

    - Identify value Stream

    - The 7 classic tools of Quality Control

    - The Theory of Constraints

    - Integration of different maps and tools

    - MEASURE Phase

    - Quality Function Deployment

    - Eliminate Waste

    - The 7 Sources of Waste

    - Workplace Organization (5S’s)

    - Takt Time

    - ANALYZE Phase

    - Types of data and charts

    - Relations Diagram

    - Cause & Effect Diagram, and C&E Matrix

    - Failure Modes & Effects Analysis

    - Process capability

    - Analyzing the Current Value Stream

    - The 5 Why’s Approach

    - Hoshin Planning

    - IMPROVE Phase

    - Force Field Analysis

    - Make value flow

    - Allow the customer to pull

    - Error Proofing

    - One-piece Flow, Kanban System

    - Continuously improve in pursuit of perfection

    - Kaizen Event

    - CONTROL Phase

    - Standard Operations

    - Visual Management

    - Lean Management System

    - Leader Standard Work

    - “Burning platform“

    - Introduction to Change, Change Management, The Framework for Change

    - Sources of Influence LEAN Six Sigma Case Studies

    D. Textbooks

    The Six Sigma Way by P. Pande, R. Neuman, R. Cavanagh; McGraw Hill Publishers; 2014,

    2nd edition, ISBN 978-0-07-149732-9, MHID 0-07-149732-3

    The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger (GOAL QPC) ISBN 1-57681-045-3

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Assessment Percent of Final Grade

    1. Introduce Yourself! 1%

    2. Six (6) Discussions (16.67 points each for 100 points total) 24%

    3. Six (6) Online Quizzes (80 Questions - True/False, Multiple choice, -

    1.25 points each for 100 points total) 20%

    4. One (1) Literature Review Report (100 points) 25%

    5. Final Exam (30 True/False, 20 Multiple Choice for 100 points total) 30%

    TOTAL 100%


    • Attendance is expected at all class sessions for students who enrolled in sessions EIN 4451 001 & EIN 6935 004

    • Students enrolled in sessions EIN 4451 701and EIN 6935 701 are expected to view all class conferences live each week. Lectures will be delivered through BigBlueButton© and recorded using Panopto©.

    • Students are required to contact the instructor in the event of extenuating circumstances that prohibit them from attending a class.

    • Students who anticipate being absent from class due to a major religious observance must provide written notice of the date(s) and event(s) by the second class meeting.

    • Students are expected to complete reading and assignments before class, arrive on time, and participate in classroom exercises and discussions.

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    • Students must participate in six (6) discussions posted on the course Canvas™.

    • Students will write and submit one (1) report based on literature review on LEAN Six Sigma.

    • There will six (6) Online Quizzes throughout the semester.

    • The final exam will be closed book/closed notes.

    H. Attendance Policy

    Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    Late Work Policy: There are no make-ups for any class assignments. However, in the event of an unforeseen emergency that prevents the student from taking the Final Exam as scheduled, the student must provide documentation to the instructor before an alternate date can be arranged.

    The Literature Review Report must be posted in the Literature Review Papers Assignment Folder by the time and date specified in the Semester Calendar above. Three (3) percentage points will be deducted for each day that the report is late. Reports will not be accepted if overdue by more than seven days.

    Academic Conduct Policy: Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. If you are uncertain as to what constitutes academic dishonesty, please consult the University of South Florida's Student Handbook for further details. Violations of these rules will result in a record of the infraction being placed in your file and receiving a zero on the work in question AT A MINIMUM. At the instructor’s discretion, you may also receive a failing grade for the course.

    Confirmation of such incidents can also result in expulsion from the University

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MSEM, MSIE,PhD in IE, Graduate Certificates in Quuality

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Graduate level programs in all engineering disciplines, and the IMSE certification program in Quality.

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