Fiches de cours

Continuous improvement of manufacturing systems

ME-498

Enseignant(s) :

Kaboli Amin

Langue:

English

Withdrawal

It is not allowed to withdraw from this subject after the registration deadline.

Summary

This course will arm students with practical skills and hands-on tools for planning and guiding systematic change and transformation in a consistent manner and provide a framework for evaluating and improving manufacturing/service systems.

Content

Concepts and methods are examined via projects and case studies on forecasting, production planning, quality, supply planning, inventory management, logistics, and customer service.

Module I - Introduction: Importance of Continuous Improvement, Drivers and enablers, where to use it, tools, and implementation, why change project fails, required change skills

Module II ' Diagnostic models: Evaluating systems, defining desired output(s), developing an analytical framework

Module III ' Pilot test design and check: Designing small and controlled experimental improvement on systems, developing a pilot test, defining key performance indicators, gathering results and evaluating, gap analysis

Module IV ' Implementation: Execution techniques, effective implementation of the project, task development, action plan

Module V ' Evaluation: Performance measurement, Managing deviations, Continuous improvement

Module VI ' Digital Transformation: Digitization, industry 4.0, Data driven industries, Artificial intelligence, Digital manufacturing, Human-machine interaction, Cybersecurity, Internet of Things

Keywords

Continuous improvement, Manufacturing systems, Digital Transformation, Digital Manufacturing

Learning Prerequisites

Recommended courses

Production Management (Fall semester)

Important concepts to start the course

Good knowledge of computer

Active participation for cases and problem sets

Willingness to make change and transformation

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Teaching methods

-       Project based learning

-       Case studies

-       Videos

-       Research papers

The course is based on the implementation of theoretical concepts and models to practical cases. Students work in a group on multiple cases during the whole semester.

Expected student activities

-       Self study

-       Q&A in the classroom

-       Group activities

-       Brain storming

-       Teamwork

-       Class discussions

Assessment methods

Continuous evaluation of case reports, presentation, class discussions, during the semester. Final exam based on the presentation of the application case and on the understanding of the concepts.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Forum Yes
Others Tuesdays 13:00-14:00 or by appointment

Resources

Bibliography

John Kotter, Leading Change, Harvard Review Press, 2012

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

  Course slides (main material)

  Harvard Case studies

Dans les plans d'études

Semaine de référence

 LuMaMeJeVe
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14     
14-15     
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En construction
 
      Cours
      Exercice, TP
      Projet, autre

légende

  • Semestre d'automne
  • Session d'hiver
  • Semestre de printemps
  • Session d'été
  • Cours en français
  • Cours en anglais
  • Cours en allemand