ENTERPRISE EXCELLENCE

Principles of Lean Overview

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MODULE

Start from the beginning or refresh your knowledge with this introduction to Lean and enterprise excellence. Explore the fundamental concepts of value creation, waste reduction, problem solving, and process improvement.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Standardized Work 
  • Quality at the Source
  • Visual Management 
  • Continuous Flow
  • Pull Systems
  • Quick Changeover
  • Total Productive Maintenance

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Modules are divided into shorter segments making it easier to learn at your own pace.

There are no prerequisites for this module. A bachelor’s degree in a science, engineering, or technical field is recommended, but not required.

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Candidates are welcome to contact the course instructors and/or their course assistants with content-related questions and support.

INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

DREW LOCHER

  • Lean Specialist and Instructor, Nexus, College of Engineering
  • President, Change Management Associates

Drew first became involved in the development and delivery of innovative Business Improvement programs while working for General Electric in the 1980s. Since leaving GE in 1990 and forming Change Management Associates, he has provided Operational Excellence consulting and organizational development services to industrial and service organizations representing a wide variety of industries including: Healthcare, Transportation, Distribution, Education, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

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