Full Title LEAN SIGMA

Short Title LEAN SIGMA

Code BIO08025
Level 08
Credit 05

Author Tobin, Kieran
Department Applied Sciences

Subject Area Bio Tech/Eng/Chem
Attendence N/A%
Fee

Description
This module examines all aspects of the application of Lean Processing and Six Sigma principles and tools as they apply to the modern manufacturing environment.

Indicative Syllabus
Topics covered will include the following: Introduction to Lean Principles. Introduction to Six Sigma Principles. Value Stream Mapping for Processes. SMED (Quick Changeover Techniques). Creating Continuous Flow for Processes. 5S Programme and Visual Management Techniques. TPM - Total Productive Maintenance. Conducting a Kaizen Event. DMAIC approach to problem solving. Process Centering and Variation Reduction. SPC (Statistical Process Control) and Process Capability Analysis. Application of analytical tools such as QFD, FMEA, Poka-Yoke (mistake-proofing), HACCP, ANOM, ANOVA.

Learning Outcomes
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to
  1. Evaluate and discuss the key principles of Lean Manufacturing and their typical applications for manufacturing.

  2. Evaluate and discuss the key principles of Six Sigma programmes and their typical applications for manufacturing. 

  3. Demonstrate the application of Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping, SMED, 5S, Visual Management, TPM, Kaizen Events, Creating Continuous Flow.

  4. Demonstrate the application of Six Sigma tools such as DMAIC, Process Centering and Variation Reduction, SPC, PCA, QFD, FMEA, Poka-Yoke, HACCP, ANOM, ANOVA.

  5. For a typical manufacturing operation demonstrate the application of a combination of Lean-Sigma tools.


Assessment Strategies
A variety of online assessment tools and strategies will be employed as part of this module.

Module Dependencies
Pre Requisite Modules
None
Co Requisite Modules
None
Incompatible Modules
None

Coursework Assessment Breakdown %
Course Work / Continuous Assessment 100 %

Coursework Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week
Continuous Assessment The assessment approach for this module will be 100% Continuous Assessment with a range of assessment methods employed including some of the following: short-form assessment exams incl. MCQs, project assignments, practical work, essays, oral presentations, vivas etc. 1,2,3,4,5 100 OnGoing


End Exam Assessment Breakdown

Description Outcome Assessed % of Total Assessment Week


Distance Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Part Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload
Lecture Not Specified Online lecture. 2 Weekly 2.00
Directed Learning Not Specified Directed study of online materials. 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self-directed learning. 3 Weekly 3.00

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 5.00 Hours

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Online Learning Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Weekly Workload

Total Average Weekly Learner Workload 0.00 Hours

Resources
Book Resources
George, M.L., Maxey J., Rowlands, D. and Upton M. 'The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook'. McGraw-Hill Professional, 2005.

Womack, J.P and Jones, D.T., 'Lean Thinking', Free Press, 2003.

Balle, F and Balle, M., 'The Gold Mine: a Novel of Lean Turnaround', Lean Enterprise Institute, 2005.

Bicheno, J., The Lean Toolbox, Piscie Books, 2004.

Friedli, T et al., 'Operational Excellence in the Pharmaceutical Industry', Editio Cantor Verlag., 2006.

Pyzdek, T., 'The Six Sigma Handbook', McGraw-Hill, 2003.
Other Resources
None
Url Resources
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