Oct 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

MTE 244 - Lean Manufacturing Practices and Processes

3 credits

Provides a study of the Toyota Production System (TPS), also known as Lean Manufacturing, Just-in- Time (JIT), Demand Flow, or Build-to-Order. The course covers the build-to-forecast batch-process method and compares it with TPS. The students study and develop in the lab the following TPS concepts/methods: customer expectations, seven fundamental wastes, plan-do-check-act cycle, kanban system and kanban types, material flow, group technology, manufacturing cells, point-of-use storage and support, and setup/changeover time reduction. This course also covers application of the following problem solving tools: flowchart, cause-and-effect diagram, check sheet, pareto chart, root cause analysis, statistical process control. Students investigate the basics of high-mix, low-volume manufacturing.

Prerequisite(s): MAT 108