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Lean Systems University of Galway - Engineering & Computer Science Program Fall 2022 Semester - Galway

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Lean Systems

Lean Systems Course Overview


CEA CAPA Partner Institution: University of Galway
Location: Galway, Ireland
Primary Subject Area: Mechanical Engineering
Instruction in: English
Course Code: IE450
Transcript Source: Partner Institution
Course Details: Level 400
Recommended Semester Credits: 2.5
Contact Hours: 36


To efficiently manage enterprise operations, firms are leveraging and deploying resources to exploit business opportunities. The module explores the challenges facing organisations in a global extended enterprise, and introduces a number of process improvement tools and techniques that businesses use to retain competitive advantage and maintain profitably. This module is designed to give students exposure to Lean Systems. The Module consists of three sections (1) Process Improvement Essentials, (2) Costs Defining Opportunities For Process Improvement and (3) Productivity: Process Improvement Opportunities . The course comprises weekly lectures across 8 or 12 weeks. 8 weeks and an Industry led Workshop (8 hour - full day) depending on student numbers and budget constraints OR 12 weeks excluding the Industry led Workshop.

Learning Outcomes
1. Develop an understanding of and appreciate the role of Lean tools and techniques in solving real life engineering and business problems
2. Adopt value stream mapping to real life engineering management problems and generate solutions
3. Have a sound base in the current and future state mapping
4. Analyse data in support of lean balancing, lean layouts, action plans and contribute to decision making by advising management using lean problem solving
5. Generate and prioritise alternative solutions for real life operations problems
6. Participate in a workshop on lean gaming and project work
7. Present Lean solutions to operations problems

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