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    EGR 590 Sustainable Lean Manufacturing
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Purpose of Course: The course will cover generic and specific lean manufacturing concepts and tools focused on sustainability. All these basic concepts will be employed to discuss industry strategy and global competitiveness. People responsible for continuously improving operational performance must develop systems that are fast, flexible, focused and friendly for their companies, customers and production associates. The course will provide the student with an introduction to lean manufacturing describing the background behind its development and how evaluations and assessments of production systems are performed. Lean manufacturing tools and techniques will be described and in some cases demonstrated in simulation exercises. Issues relating to employee involvement, improvement teams, training and culture will be presented. Planning for lean process implementation and the necessity of sustain improvements will be discussed. Finally, sustainability concept will be discussed and integrated with Lean Manufacturing.

Conduct of Course: This class will be conducted on-line only. Grading will be based upon performance on an assigned book report, one quiz, and a final exam. Students can add to their grade by completing a project as a part of the course. 3 credit hours.

 
   

Instructor
 

Dr. Daniel E Saloni, Associate Professor
Dept. of Forest Biomaterials
1022F Biltmore Hall, Box 8005
NCSU Campus
Raleigh, NC 27695

Phone: 919-513-0989
Fax: 919-513-3496
Email: daniel_saloni@ncsu.edu

   
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