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TEK231 - Lean management
Lean management
 
Syllabus adopted 2017-02-05 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPPEN
7,5 Credits
Grading: TH - Pass with distinction (5), Pass with credit (4), Pass (3), Fail
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Industrial Engineering and Management, Mechanical Engineering
Department: 45 - TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT AND ECONOMICS

The course is full. For waiting list, please contact the director of studies: bjorn.friberg@chalmers.se
Teaching language: English
Application code: 34116
Open for exchange students: No
Block schedule: D+
Maximum participants: 72

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 7,5c Grading: TH   7,5c    

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MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPPEN PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPQOM QUALITY AND OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 1 (compulsory elective)
MPSCM SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT, MSC PROGR, Year 2 (compulsory elective)

Examiner:

Carl Wänström

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Eligibility

General entry requirements for Master's level (second cycle)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Specific entry requirements

English 6 (or by other approved means with the equivalent proficiency level)
Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling the requirements above.

Course specific prerequisites

Applicants should have at least taken 15 hec in any of the following fields:
 
-    Production engineering
-    Operation management
-    Supply chain management
-    Production management

Aim

The aim of the course is to give an understanding of lean philosophy, lean leadership and what characterizes a lean organizational culture.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- explain concepts, strategies and principles of lean management
- perform a value stream mapping, analyse a value stream map and design a future value stream map
- compare lean leadership with traditional leadership models
- explain daily kaizen and team work in a lean organisation
- explain hoshin kanri in a lean organisation
- explain how to perform a lean transformation process

Content

- Lean philosophy
- Visual management
- Continuous flows, pull vs. push, value stream mapping
- Lean leadership and organisation
- Team work and daily kaizen (continuous improvement)
- Hoshin kanri
- Lean transformation

Organisation

The course is based on lectures, literature seminars, a laboratory and a value stream mapping project. The literature seminars, laboratory and the value stream mapping project are compulsory and are used to strengthen the understanding of the materials presented during the lectures. Specialists, from academia and industry, will take part in the course. Further, the course contents are strongly related to industrial problems. 

Literature

Will be announced two weeks before the course starts

Examination including compulsory elements

Individual assignments and a group project constitute the bases for examination, in order to achieve grade 3. Participation in course activities such as literature seminars, laboratory and project presentation are compulsory. To achieve higher grade than grade 3, a non-compulsory literature test can be taken, in the end of the course.


Published: Mon 28 Nov 2016.