N90400 Operations Management

Scuola di Ingegneria Industriale
Academic Year 2017/18 Annual

Docente TitolareTommaso Rossi
Office"Torre" (main tower), 1st floor
Phone0331 572388

Learning Objectives

  • Learning by doing the key components and the elements of each Lean component which will allow you to apply the learnings immediately
  • Understanding how Influence your executive team to take the initial implementation decision and become an active participant in Lean Thinking implementation plan
  • Develop the courage to experiment with the tools and techniques to build a Lean Thinking system with the potential to transform your organisation

Learning targets

Course Content

Operations Management

Lean Production Course

  1. Introduction
  • Why “Lean Manufacturing” today and tomorrow?
  • Lean Manufacturing origin
  • The Toyota Production System
  1. Traditional approach Sales Forecast, Plan, MRP,  push system
  • Lean Manufacturing Game I (traditional factory)
  • First run: traditional approach
  • Lean Manufacturing Game I (traditional factory): Analysis of the result and discussion and VSM “as is”
  1. Lean Production approach: Lean Production Basic Tools
  • Basic lean principles: Create value for the costumer, eliminate waste
  • Flow  production (“make the material flow”)
  • Pull production (Kanban)
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • VSM application : “as is”
  • VSM  application :  Traditional factory “as is” and possible improvement
  • VSM “to be”
  • Lean Manufacturing Game II
  • Lean Manufacturing game II conclusion
  1. Lean Production approach: Lean Production improvement Tools
  • Setup reduction (SMED )
  • Production leveling (Heijunka)
  • 5 S (examples)
  • Kaizen: Kaizen Events,  Kaizen day by day Management and Tranforming kaizen at Toyota
  • TPM
  • Lean Manufacturing Game III
  • Lean Manufacturing game III conclusion
  1. Lean Production approach: Lean Organization Tools
  • Lean Product Development
  • Lean Office
  • Time based management
  • Target cost management
  1. Lean Production approach: Change Management  Tools
  • Lean Manufacturing and Human Resources
  • Lean culture vs traditional culture: Japanese culture, Toyota culture
  • Movie Gung Ho (1986) When a Japanese car company buys an American plant and must mediate the clash of work attitudes between the foreign management and native labor.
  • Movie de briefing
  • Lean is changing the culture  
  • Lean Change Management
  • Lean Leadership
  1. Lean Production approach: Information management Tools
  • Visual Management
  • Lean and MIS
  • Lean Manufacturing Game IV
  • Lean Manufacturing Game Conclusion
  1. Module Test


Course Delivery

Learning by doing

Course Evaluation

Evaluation test based on the lectures of course and the lean game experience

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