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ES9W6 - Lean Principles & Application

  • Module code: ES9W6
  • Module name: Lean Principles & Application
  • Department: Warwick Manufacturing Group
  • Credit: 10

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module examines the principles, techniques, key tools of “Lean” and how they might apply in a variety of processes and sectors. The strategic importance of creating “lean enterprise” is explored as well as the challenges associated with achieving and sustaining this. The module also provides scope for participants to explore how they might appropriately apply Lean in their own organisations.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, participants will be able to: Discuss a framework for “Lean Thinking” and the benefits a Lean approach can afford; Apply appropriately an approach to creating, identifying & capitalising on opportunities for “Lean Enterprise”; Identify, select and apply appropriately relevant tools and techniques to support “Lean Enterprise”; Critically evaluate how “Lean Thinking” might apply in different sectors, processes and levels within the enterprise; Determine an appropriate approach to implementing sustainable Lean enterprise.

Timetabled teaching activities

40 hours

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/wmg/education/wmgmasters/structure/modules/lpa/

Other essential notes

Part-Time MSc

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
10 CATS (Module code: ES9W6-10)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed work as specified by department 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Supply Chain and Logistics Management (awarded jointly with Hong Kong Polytechnic University) (H7BG) - Year 1
Optional
  • Postgraduate Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (H1A4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate International Trade, Strategy and Operations (H1NB) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (H1P1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Award in Engineering Business Management (H1P2) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (H1P7) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (India) (H1PD) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (Singapore) (H1PS) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught International Technology Management (H1PU) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management for Defence and Security (H1Y4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Service Management and Design (H1Y8) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Singapore) (H7A1) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Service Management and Design (Singapore) (H7B3) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Programme and Project Management (Singapore) (H7B4) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Home Fees) (H7PD) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Supply Chain and Logistics Management (Overseas and Self-Financing) (H7PE) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught Engineering Business Management (Russia) (H7PV) - Year 1