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Continuous improvement of manufacturing systems

ME-498

Lecturer(s) :

Kaboli Amin

Language:

English

Withdrawal

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

Summary

Continuous improvement deals with improvement of products and services in order to deliver value to customers. This course will arm students with practical skills and hands-on tools for evaluating and improving products and services' performance and leading systematic change in companies.

Content

This course is based on the following four modules:

 

Module 1) Introduction to Continuous Improvement

Module 2) People: Leadership for Engineers

Module 3) Process: Leading Change

Module 4) Technology: Leading Digital Transformation

Keywords

Continuous improvement, Value Chain, Engineering Leadership, Emotional Intelligence, Leading Change, Lean, Leading Digital Transformation.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Recommended courses

Important concepts to start the course

Learning Outcomes

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

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

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

Assessment methods

Continuous evaluation of case reports, projects, individual and group presentations, class discussions, during the semester. More precisely:

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Forum Yes
Others
  • Meetings by appointment.
  • All information sharing and communications regarding the course must be through Moodle. 

 

Resources

Bibliography

Series of book chapters, hand-outs, and notes will be shared in the class. The following books are recommended:

  1. Daniel Kahneman, Thinking Fast and Slow, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
  2. Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence, Random House, 2007
  3. Chade-Meng Tan, Search inside Yourself, 2014
  4. George Kohlrieser, Hostage at the Table, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 2006
  5. Douglas Stone, Bruce Patton, Sheila Heen, Difficult Conversations, Penguin, 2011
  6. Peter Senge, The Fifth Discipline, Doubleday, 2006
  7. John Sterman, Business Dynamics: Systems thinking and modeling for a complex world, McGraw Hill, 2000
  8. John Kotter, Leading Change, Harvard Business Review Press, 2012
  9. Nigel Slack, Alistair Brandon-Jones, Operations Management, 2018
  10. Sunil Gupta, Driving Digital Strategy, Harvard Business Review Press, 2018
  11. David Rogers, The Digital Transformation Playbook, Columbia Business School Publishing, 2016

Ressources en bibliothèque
Notes/Handbook

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  • Autumn semester
  • Winter sessions
  • Spring semester
  • Summer sessions
  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German