Engineering

ECMM113 - Agile, Lean and Competitive Enterprise (2010)

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MODULE TITLEAgile, Lean and Competitive Enterprise CREDIT VALUE15
MODULE CODEECMM113 MODULE CONVENERProf David Zhang (Coordinator)
DURATION: TERM 1 2 3
DURATION: WEEKS
Number of Students Taking Module (anticipated)
DESCRIPTION - summary of the module content
AIMS - intentions of the module
To provide an understanding of the latest manufacturing and enterprise concepts and techniques including lean and agility and demonstrate how the manufacturing and service industry may be helped by employing these concepts and techniques.
INTENDED LEARNING OUTCOMES (ILOs) (see assessment section below for how ILOs will be assessed)
SYLLABUS PLAN - summary of the structure and academic content of the module
The module will run in two sub-streams in respect to competitiveness: Lean Enterprise and Agile Manufacturing. Lean Enterprise: (1) Introducing the module. (2) The principles of lean manufacturing and enterprise. (3) Value stream mapping and production wastes. (4) Product analysis and cellular manufacturing. (5) Pull system, JIT and Kanban. (6) Continuous improvement schemes. Kaisen and Kaikaku, workplace organisation and 5Cs. SPC and 6-sigma. Agile Manufacturing : (1) The principles of agility. (2) Agility strategies. Business systems analysis for agility. (3) Agility drivers, capabilities and performances. (4) Delivery and continuous improvement. (5) Virtual enterprise (6) Mass customisation
LEARNING AND TEACHING
LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS (given in hours of study time)
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities Guided Independent Study Placement / Study Abroad
DETAILS OF LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
ASSESSMENT
FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT - for feedback and development purposes; does not count towards module grade
SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT (% of credit)
Coursework 100 Written Exams 0 Practical Exams
DETAILS OF SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT
DETAILS OF RE-ASSESSMENT (where required by referral or deferral)
RE-ASSESSMENT NOTES
RESOURCES
INDICATIVE LEARNING RESOURCES - The following list is offered as an indication of the type & level of
information that you are expected to consult. Further guidance will be provided by the Module Convener

Reading list for this module:

Type Author Title Edition Publisher Year ISBN Search
Set Bicheno, John The New Lean Toolbox 3rd edition Buckingham: Picsie Press 2004 000-0-954-12441-3 [Library]
Set Womac James P and Jones Daniel T Lean Thinking 2nd Free Press 2003 0743249275 [Library]
Set Kidd, Paul T. Agile Manufacturing: Forging New Frontiers Addison Wesley 1994 000-0-201-63163-6 [Library]
Set Gunasekaran, A. Agile manufacturing : the 21st century competitive strategy Elsevier 2001 008043567X [Library]
Set Pine, Joseph B. Mass Customization: the New Frontier in Business Competition Harvard Business School 1999 000-0-875-84946-6 [Library]
Set Sharifi, H A methodology for assisting manufacturing organisations to implement agile manufacturing PhD Thesis Liverpool 1999 [Library]
CREDIT VALUE 15 ECTS VALUE 7.5
PRE-REQUISITE MODULES ECM2106
CO-REQUISITE MODULES
NQF LEVEL (FHEQ) M AVAILABLE AS DISTANCE LEARNING No
ORIGIN DATE Thursday 15 December 2011 LAST REVISION DATE Thursday 15 December 2011
KEY WORDS SEARCH None Defined