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ISE 1130 Lean Operations & Continuous Improvement

Lean operations principles including lead time reduction, standardized work, visual controls (5S), takt time, module design, setup reduction, Kanban, value stream mapping, total productive maintenance (TPM), and Office Lean will be used to eliminate process waste and to reduce excess inventory. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Industrial & Systems Engineering Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ISE 1101 


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles differentiating traditional and Lean operations.
  • Identify and reduce processing wastes through the analysis of the 7 Deadly Wastes and value-added vs non-value-added operations.
  • Utilize visual controls, setup reduction, error proofing, total productive maintenance, and standardized work to improve a process.
  • Define takt time, Kanban, module design, and containerization to minimize inventory and optimize material flow.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2