Lean Laboratory provides hands-on IE instruction

College adopts applied learning methods to manufacturing processes

By Anuj Mittal

In today’s competitive global market, cutting waste and maximizing efficiencies is essential. Therefore, teaching the principles of Lean manufacturing has become an important part of the curriculum in many fields, especially industrial engineering. The ability to map out processes, identify waste and implement greater efficiencies into manufacturing processes are skills employers seek. Students typically learn these skills in theory lectures, using computer simulation experiments or simpler things such as Legos.

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