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Title: The Value of Value Stream Mapping to Students PDF
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Creator: Lobaugh, Michael
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: This paper provides a discussion of the value of teaching the lean manufacturing topic of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to senior students in engineering. Value Stream Mapping is a technique that is used to view, on a broad level, a company's manufacturing of a part family. The technique is used to identify possible improvement areas within the manufacturing plant. Once identified, the appropriate Lean Manufacturing technique is used to meet specific improvement metrics. These techniques include visual systems, 5S, TPM, cellular layout, work balancing, JIT, etc. Engineering students in college typically do not have an extensive understanding, or the experience, in a manufacturing environment. Unless the topic of value stream mapping is presented correctly the student may not be able to properly use the technique in an actual applied situation. One method of re-enforcing the technique is to have the students working in teams to perform an actual analysis of a manufacturing system and present appropriate and realistic opportunities for improvement. In order to organize this paper, an overview of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) technique will be discussed first. The primary section of the paper will be on the method of incorporating active learning in the presentation of VSM to engineering students.
LC Classification: 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
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Industrial engineering -- Production capacity. Manufacturing capacity -- Productivity. Efficiency
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Instructional issues
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Key Concept: Manufacturing -- Lean manufacturing
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: 2009-10-15 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-06 15:07:36 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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