AET118 Lean Manufacturing (1-0-1)
This course will utilize TPS (The Toyota Production System) for implementation of Lean Manufacturing. Using 5S and Standard Work, students will study the importance of establishing visual management to enable the recognition of abnormal conditions (defects), so that they can be addressed and resolved. In addition, students will learn about kaizen (continuous improvement) and a problem solving approach (PDCA) involving all employees with the ultimate goal of supplying the right part, in the right quantity with the right quality, at the right price, and at the right time. Some classes may be held at the Schenectady GE plant.