Lean Enterprise Engineering


This module covers the application of Lean Manufacturing techniques to Enterprise-level problems in manufacturing and service industries. Students will identify the Current State of an organisation’s processes and, by mapping the process, identifying waste, introducing flow, and making process improvements, develop a Future State. They will look at Lean in the Services Industry and Design. The people-related aspects of Lean will be considered.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the modern approach to Enterprise-level Engineering, using lean manufacturing techniques and business process reengineering.

  2. Assess the principles of Lean Services and develop lean solutions to service problems in an enterprise.

  3. Appraise the application of Lean tools to the New Product Development and Introduction processes, evaluate problems and choose solutions.

  4. Apply Lean Enterprise engineering techniques such as Value Stream Mapping to map the processes in a value chain, analyse value and waste, identify areas for improvement and solve enterprise problems.

  5. Select and apply appropriate change management tools and strategies to optimise the implementation of Lean Thinking in an enterprise.

% Coursework 20%
% Final Exam 80%