Online Lean Manufacturing Degree Featured Courses
Below is the list of courses you will take while enrolled in the Lean Manufacturing online program at Kettering University Online:
MFGO 601 | THE GLOBALLY INTEGRATED MANUFACTURING COMPANY
This course is an integrated overview and introduction to contemporary global manufacturing operations. The focus of this course is the application of attitudes, skills, and knowledge required of managers, supervisors, team leaders and manufacturing professionals in a cross-functional and cross-cultural manufacturing operation.
After a brief historical overview of global manufacturing, this course covers the following topics: global leadership, cross-cultural business communication, customers-across-continents, empowerment and cross-cultural teamwork, continuous process improvement, manufacturing metrics, policy deployment, ISO and QS 9000, computer-integrated manufacturing, process reengineering, international supply chain management, and the theory of constraints. This foundation leads up to a discussion on lean and agile manufacturing management. Students are required to use the concepts from the class to analyze their own work environment.
MFGO 619 | SIX SIGMA FOR MANUFACTURING
This course examines techniques to maximize production efficiency and maintain control over each step in the process. The structured problem-solving methodology DMAIC (DefineMeasure-Analyze-Improve-Control) provides the framework for the course.
MFGO 633 | LEAN PRODUCTION SYSTEMS
This course starts from the discussion of the evolution of production systems, from craft to mass and lean production. Principles of systems thinking and business dynamics applied to production systems are also studied. Contemporary lean thinking principles, lean enterprise development, and value stream mapping are studied and used in student projects. Modern enterprise improvement techniques such as Six Sigma, the theory of constraints and business process reengineering are also discussed.
MFGO 635 | WORK ANALYSIS FOR LEAN PRODUCTION APPLICATIONS
A critical issue facing most product manufacturers is the design of a competitive and low-cost manufacturing operation. In this course, work analysis of the application of process analysis, methods improvement, work measurement and ergonomic techniques to meet the competitive goals of a manufacturing company or office environment.
The intent of this course is to survey the basic techniques of methods design, work measurement, business process analysis, and ergonomics. The student is expected to solve fundamental and open-ended problems encountered during the design, analysis or operation of a manufacturing facility or office that produces a discrete product or service.
MFGO 639 | QUALITY ASSURANCE AND RELIABILITY
This course covers topics in quality assurance. Specifically, it includes an introduction to quality and quality philosophy, statistical methods of quality improvement, the concept of variation and its reduction, statistical process control, and acceptance sampling. Statistical software such as MINITAB is used throughout the course.
MFGO 649 | METRICS FOR LEAN PRODUCTION IMPROVEMENT
This course provides the manufacturing operations professional with an understanding of the data typically available within a manufacturing environment and how to use this information for improving those operations within the lean paradigm. The course covers basic financial accounting, activity-based metrics, links to strategy, trend analysis, and decision-making. Student teams operate simulated companies in competition.
MFGO 659 | INTEGRATIVE CAPSTONE PROJECT
The course establishes a business-focused, project-oriented perspective applicable to the integrated manufacturing operating (IMO) environment. Students learn about the principles and techniques that lie within the discipline of project management by focusing on the body of knowledge recognized by the Project Management Institute.
The IMO environment is the basis for team projects as students integrate knowledge gained from their other courses and professional experience. The project requirement allows students to apply the project management concepts and techniques learned in the class. This course helps students both understand and practice project management, as well as learn its applications and limitations.
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