The aim of the module is to equip the student with the ability to select and implement a range of lean-based tools for improving operations within the firm and across the supply chain.
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
- Summarise the evolution of lean manufacturing, its benefits, and limitations.
- Assess and critique the full range of lean tools, their application and objectives and integrate these into the operating system of the firm.
- Align lean manufacturing with corporate strategy and global supply chain strategy.