May 24, 2018  
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Catalog 
    
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MBA 586 Continuous Improvement and Lean Systems Development



A successful Lean effort has a significant impact on an organization’s performance. This course discusses how lean methodologies can improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. The focus of the course is on the application of lean tools in service and manufacturing settings. Students will manage a continuous improvement project as part of the course requirement. Topics include: 5S, point of use storage (POUS), standardized work, single minute exchange of die (SMED), Kaizen, value stream mapping, level loading, and Kanban. The class may include plant tours. Prerequisite: MBA 505   (3 credits)