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Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma

All organizations strive to improve efficiency and reduce waste, i.e. become 'lean' enterprises. This course provides students with the core concepts related to managing lean organizations and implementing Six Sigma.

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Course Information

AIAG’s Supply Chain Management team, in conjunction with Wayne State University, is now offering a five day seminar-style course, Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.  Using a variety of methods – including hands-on exercises and guest lecturers – students will learn core concepts related to managing lean organizations and implementing Six Sigma. Topics covered include lean principles, process capability, value stream mapping, process improvement, and six sigma implementation.  The course also includes guest lecturers who share their unique, industry-based experiences with lean and six-sigma tools and concepts.


This class is offered "seminar style" - (5) consecutive days at the Wayne State University Mike Ilitch School of Business in Detroit, MI.  As such, regular attendance is required to achieve a satisfactory level of understanding, and in order to earn a certificate of completion.  Recommended dress code is business-casual/smart casual.  Wayne State University faculty will provide a syllabus for the AIAG-registered individuals taking the non-degree, certificate-only version of this course.  The existing course registrants (MBA enrolled) will have a complete syllabus for GSC 7960 provided.  AIAG-registered individuals will have access to the electronic classroom bulletin boards as per the normal protocols for the official MBA-level course.  


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Course Material: Course Material information will be provided on your confirmation document upon completion of registration – if you have more specific questions, please contact customer service at 877-275-2424

Supply Chain students, MBA students, working Quality and/or Supply Chain professionals, WSU 23-week certificate students.

Upon completion of this one-week course all students should be able to;

1. Understand how a poor process consumes capacity and capability.
2. Understand how to use Excel for basic analysis.
3. Understand basic tools used to drive process improvement.
4. Understand the fundamental strengths and weaknesses of Six Sigma.
5. Understand the basics of the Toyota Production System.
6. Understand the complexity of 5S programs. 
7. Understand how successful companies make Lean Six Sigma an important part of their overall competitive strategy.

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