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Course Name
Turkish Yalın Üretim
English Lean Production
Course Code
ISL 512E Credit Lecture
(hour/week)
Recitation
(hour/week)
Laboratory
(hour/week)
Semester 2
3 3 - -
Course Language English
Course Coordinator Nihan Yıldırım
Course Objectives The objective of this course is
1. To teach the basic concepts and characteristics, advantages/benefits and possible challenges of lean production systems, introduce the concept of waste, fundamentals of lean thinking philosophy, interactions and relationships of lean production systems with other management systems and information technologies, basic processes and techniques for designing, developing, establishing, implementing and improving leand production systems by using case studies and best-practices from industry.
2. To provide a systematical, analytical and managerial perspective for benefiting from lean production systems in solving problems of and improving the production systems by elaborating the need for alignment of corporate strategies and objectives with lean production systems and by explaining the impact of lean production systems on improvement of quality and effectiveness and hence on the cost and resource savings, change capabilities and agile organizational competencies they may bring to provide higher levels of competitive advantage of production enterprises
Course Description Basic concepts of lean production, Lean production tools and methods, relationships of Lean Production with other production and management systems, links to strategy and culture, employee involvement, improvement teams, Planning for lean process implementation and the necessity of sustain improvements, Examples of applications in manufacturing and business processes
Course Outcomes Students who will successfully complete this course will be able
I. To understand the role of lean production systems in improving quality, effectiveness, and in developing problem solving, change management capabilities and agile production competencies that are required for achieving sustainable competitive advantage in production enterprise. organizations, and hence to achieve competencies for benefiting from lean production philosophy and techniques in decision making and in solving process and managerial problems.
II. To have significant knowledge about the concept of waste, background and philosophy of lean production, basic concepts and processes of lean production systems
III. To be informed about the techniques and practices like Just-inTime, 5S, TPM, Poka Yoke, KANBAN, workplace organization, pull production, cellular arrangement, and layout improvement, visual management, quick change, mistake, reduction, employee involvement as a set of approaches of lean production that can be implemented in production operations.
IV. To apply methods for promoting success in designing, implementing, developing, improving and managing lean production systems and lean transformations, and to manage the change process for the improvement of effectiveness in production processes.
V. To be concerned about the technical, economic, social, cultural and ethical issues about lean production systems.
Pre-requisite(s)
Required Facilities
Other
Textbook John M. Nicholas, Lean Production for Competitive Advantage, CRC Productivity Press, 2011 Edition
Other References Jeffrey Liker and David Meier (2006) , The Toyota Way Fieldbook, McGraw-Hill,
Pascal Dennis, 2007. Lean Production Simplified, Productivity Press.
Lean Thinking, James Womack and Daniel Jones, Free Press, Revised Edition, 2003.
Womack, James P., Jones, Daniel T., 1990, The Machine That Changed the World,, New York, Rowson Associates.
Six Sigma Forum Journal, SPAC
MIT OpenCourseware
 
 
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