COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Lean Manufacturing
Course Code: 
15MEC335
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Lean Manufacturing' is a course offered in the B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering program at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

Unit 1

Introduction to Lean and Factory Simulation: History of Lean and comparison to other methods - The 7 Wastes, their causes and the effects - An overview of Lean Principles / concepts / tools - Stockless Production.

The Tools of Lean Manufacturing: Continuous Flow - Continuous Flow Manufacturing and Standard Work Flow - 5S and Pull Systems (Kanban and ConWIP systems) - Error Proofing and Set-up Reduction – Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) - Kaizen Event examples. Toyota production systems, Ford production systems

Unit 2

Value Stream Mapping – Current state: Preparation for building a Current State Value Stream Map - Building a Current State Map (principles, concepts, loops, and methodology) - Application to the factory Simulation scenario.

Unit 3

Value Stream Mapping – Future State: Key issues in building the Future State Map - Process tips in building the map and analysis of the customer loop, supplier loop, manufacturing loop and information loop - Example of completed Future State Maps - Application to factory simulation – Implementation of lean practices - Best Practices in Lean Manufacturing.

  • Womack J. P., Jones D.T. and Roos D. - ‘The Machine that Changed the World: the Story of Lean Production’ - Simon & Schuster, New York - 1996
  • Liker J. K. - ‘Becoming Lean’ - Industrial Engineering and Management Press - 1998
  • Womack J. P. and Jones D. T. - ‘Lean Thinking’ - Simon & Schuster, USA - 1996
  • Rother M. and Shook J. - ‘Learning to See’ - The Lean Enterprise Institute, Brookline, USA - 2003