The implementation of lean thinking is complex, slow, incremental, and unpredictable. The process varies from case to case (Liker, 1998). For this article, two basic questions are proposed: In what ways are the current...
A Lean Manufacturing Educational Model: Flexible Low-Cost Linking of Manufacturing Planning to Customer Requirements
Recent trends in Lean Manufacturing have an implied optimal target of zero inventory levels at all stages of the manufacturing system. Some volume of inventory however, may be necessary to smooth production flow inside...
This paper describes the design and implementation of a senior project based on RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) technology. The objective of the project, titled "Real Space Physical Object Tracking System (RSPOTS)...
This paper discusses the successful outcomes of a newly developed "win-win-win" lean manufacturing curriculum at Iowa State University that foresees a need to enhance the implementation of lean manufacturing tools to...
This paper discusses the experience of teaching Six Sigma as a course project in a junior level Electronics Engineering Technology course. Instead of using a lecture only style of teaching, the Six Sigma methodology was...
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