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ES3A7 - Design and Management of Lean Operations

  • Module code: ES3A7
  • Module name: Design and Management of Lean Operations
  • Department: School of Engineering
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

To develop understanding of the principles of lean operations and where and how they can be applied. To describe the limits of lean operation: what factors are constraining application and how various industries have sought to relieve these constraints. To help prepare the future technology manager to exploit recent thinking and overcome resistance to change by giving them an opportunity to explore the subject from various perspectives.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to; • Identify where and how Lean Operations can be applied. • Analyse a manufacturing process using Value Stream Mapping critique and propose lean solutions using the map as foundation • Calculate and identify key resource requirements and identify resource constraints using analytical techniques. • Develop a basic layout for implementing lean manufacturing including methods for managing the human – equipment interface.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures 25 x 1hr = 25 hours 1 x 2 hours of exercises 3 x 1 hour seminars 2 x 1 hour examples classes Revision classes 2 x 1hr = 2 hours Total contact hours = 34

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/eng/eso/modules/year3/es3a7

Other essential notes

Advice and feedback hours are available for answering questions on the lecture material, theory and lab exercises. Students must pass the examination and pass the coursework overall.

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ES3A7-15)
D1 (Assessed/examined work) Peer Review of Term 1 Formative Assignments 0%
  Group Poster 10%
  Peer Review of Group Assignment 0%
  Individual Assignment 20%
  3 hour examination (Summer) 70%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH37) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Year in Research (HH39) - Year 4
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering (HH73) - Year 3
  • BEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH7A) - Year 4
Optional Core
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 3
  • MEng Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering with Intercalated Year (HH38) - Year 4
Optional
  • BEng Engineering (H106) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering (H107) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Intercalated Year (H109) - Year 4
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 3
  • MEng Engineering with Year in Research (H110) - Year 4
  • BSc Engineering (H112) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management (HN12) - Year 3
  • BEng Engineering Business Management with Intercalated Year (HN17) - Year 4