2018-2019 Catalog

ETI 1622 Concepts of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma

This course provides an introduction to the basic principles and theories of lean manufacturing. Lean manufacturing involves identifying and eliminating non-value-adding activities in design, production, and supply chain management. The course introduces the concepts of Juran, Demming, Taylor, Shingo, and Ohno. Course coverage also includes topics related to cost reduction, work-free manufacturing, continuous flow, kaizen, the five S's, value stream mapping, modular manufacturing, and overall equipment effectiveness.