LEAN PRODUCTION - KTH LEANCENTRUM

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  • DURATION
    22 WEEKS
  • SUBJECT AREA
    Production and Logistics
  • COURSE LEVEL
    Other
  • CREDITS
    0.0 HP
  • INSTITUTION
    KTH
  • STUDY TYPE
    On-Campus
  • START DATE
    2023-04-26
  • END DATE
    2023-09-27

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is taught in Swedish.

Lean production consists of a set of principles and techniques, which are included in the business's systems and processes. These can be derived into a particular business philosophy and strategy that encompasses the entire organization's operations. The course lays the foundation for continued broader and deeper studies of how operations are run at the new generation of world-leading companies with a Lean business strategy.

This starting course covers the following topics:

  • Strategies and principles for Lean production
  • Stable processes and standardized working methods
  • Design of value streams
  • Pulling and pushing production systems
  • Quality philosophy and quality methodology
  • Teamwork, commitment and participation
  • Management system with PDCA methodology
  • Business collaboration along value flows
  • Transformation to a Lean corporate culture

Course structure

Five two-day meetings consisting of discussion lectures, practical exercises and analyzes of operations in companies that practice Lean methodology.

Course literature

  • Jeffrey Liker, The Toyota Way, Liber, 2009
  • Modig & Åhlström, This is Lean
  • Petersson et al., Lean turns deviations into success, 2009

Target group

People within organizations considering and Lean business strategy.

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