LEAN MANUFACTURING

Modulo Generico
Codice dell'attività formativa: 
39061-ENG2

Scheda dell'insegnamento

Per studenti immatricolati al 1° anno a.a.: 
2018/2019
Insegnamento (nome in italiano): 
LEAN MANUFACTURING
Tipo di attività formativa: 
Attività formativa Caratterizzante
Settore disciplinare: 
IMPIANTI INDUSTRIALI MECCANICI (ING-IND/17)
Anno di corso: 
2
Anno accademico di offerta: 
2019/2020
Crediti: 
6
Responsabile della didattica: 
Mutuazioni
  • Corso di studi in MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - Percorso formativo in BUSINESS AND TECNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
  • Corso di studi in INGEGNERIA GESTIONALE - Percorso formativo in PERCORSO COMUNE
  • Corso di studi in MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING - Percorso formativo in BUSINESS AND TECNOLOGY MANAGEMENT
  • Corso di studi in INGEGNERIA MECCANICA - Percorso formativo in PERCORSO COMUNE

Altre informazioni sull'insegnamento

Modalità di erogazione: 
Didattica Convenzionale
Lingua: 
Inglese
Ciclo: 
Secondo Semestre
Obbligo di frequenza: 
No
Ore di attività frontale: 
60
Ore di studio individuale: 
90
Ambito: 
Ingegneria meccanica
Materiali didattici: 
Prerequisites

There are no special prerequisites, except for basics competences in engineering.

Educational goals

Students will acquire the advanced capabilities and skills required for effective and efficient management of a production plant. In particular, they will acquire the knowledge and the ability to use tools for production process optimization in accordance with continuous improvement principles. They will be able to face organisational and managerial practices and techniques supporting the design and the optimisation of workplaces, production lines and plants (in terms of material, people and information flows), as well as the setup planning and coordination. In addition, students will develop specific competences and capabilities necessary to manage and control projects on continuous improvement.

Course content

This course addresses the main principles and techniques for process optimization when adopting a lean perspective. In particular, the following topics are analysed:
- The continuous improvement philosophy (Kaizen) and its effects on the employees’ behaviour.
- The Value Stream Mapping (VSM).
- The main manufacturing techniques and tools for Just in Time (SMED, Kanban systems).
- The main techniques and tools for quality management in manufacturing lean context (Jidoka, Poka-Yoke systems, self-quality matrix).
Finally, the course ends with an overview of Industry 4.0 implications in a lean manufacturing context.

Textbooks and reading lists

- Womack, J.P., Jones, D.T., and Roos, D., 1991, The Machine That Changed the World: The Story of Lean Production, HarperBusiness.
- Netland,T.H. and Powell, D.J, The Rouledge Companion to Lean Management, Rouledge, Taylor and Francis, London.
- Ballé, M., Chartier, N. Coignet, P.Olivencia, S., Powell D.J.and Reke, E., The Lean Sensei, Go, See, Challenge. Lean Enterprise Institute, Boston.

Teaching methods

The course (48 hours) is organised in theoretical lectures (24 hours), exercises and case studies (16 hours) and laboratories (8 hours). In particular, laboratories refer to guided industrial tours organised to give students the opportunity to experience in a real context the competences achieved during their class, as well as to share their opinions, ideas and concerns with qualified industrial practitioners. During the semester, four seminars (16 hours), important moments for personal training, will be organised. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to carry out an additional laboratory activity directly in a company. This activity aims at developing practical skills on theoretical topics as well as developing problem solving and teamwork capabilities.

Assessment and Evaluation

Students must attend a 2 hours written exam (consisting of 30 open and multi-choice questions and numerical exercises) followed by an oral discussion.

Further information

None