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Title: Win-Win-Win Curriculum in Lean/Six Sigma Education at Iowa State University PDF
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Creator: Chen, Joseph
Cox, Ronald
Publisher: Iowa State University
Description: 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 strengthen the economy in the State of Iowas manufacturing sectors. This three-credit lean course, which is comprised of a weekly two-hour lecture and two-hour lab (considering holidays and exam days), will be restructured into two major sessions: (1) 32 hours of lecture and lab activities for learning lean tools and principles, such as visual management, 5S, standardized work, quick changeover, pull system using kanban and poyayoke, and how to cost justify a lean project. (2) 22 hours working as a lean team at a local manufacturing company located less than 50 miles of campus, thus enabling students to conduct onsite a full- or half-day project. The final result is a lean presentation from the team to industrial mentors at the end of the semester. It is hoped that the students will not only learn from their own lean experiences, but also from the projects of other teams working in different manufacturing settings. After a year of implementation, evidence suggests that the program effectively enhances students' industrial awareness and understanding of lean manufacturing. Recommendations made by the student teams to the companies have been well received and, in many cases, implemented. The long-term impact to local industries in the awareness and implementation of lean concepts through this type of industrial integrated lean curricula will be evaluated for future dissemination.
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Control of production systems -- Inventory control
Technology -- Manufactures -- Production management. Operations management -- Manufacturing engineering. Process engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Flexible manufacturing systems
Manufacturing -- Production lines
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-09-14 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-05 15:43:07 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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