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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
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MET 345 - Lean Manufacturing

The students will learn lean principles through lecture and hands-on experience manufacturing a project. Course is based on SME lean bronze standards. Two lecture and four lab hours per week. Additional lab time is required. Course will be offered every year (Fall and Spring).

Prerequisites: ETSC 160 or ETSC 150 and (ETSC 145 or MET 255, or permission of instructor).

Credits: (4)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate lean manufacturing principles in the production of manufactured parts
  • Produce a Value Stream Map for current and future state
  • Interpret 5S elements and demonstrate implementation
  • Apply Kaizen improvements that will affect production efficiency
  • Define lean manufacturing terms commonly used in industry
  • Demonstrate proper use of a variety of equipment to manufacture product to specification without defects
  • Design a manufacturing mistake-proofing procedure
  • Identify and suggest methods for reducing or eliminating the seven wastes in manufacturing
  • Identify safety hazards in a given manufacturing environment and suggest methods for mitigation

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