2003 ASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
2003 ASEE Annual Conference, Nashville Tennessee
Lean Manufacturing is quickly becoming a philosophy adopted by manufacturer's through out the world to cut out waste and improve productivity. Lean is a people-centric philosophy, which focuses on changing the work-culture within an organization and across the supply chain. Thus, training the work force in lean principles is a major part of any lean implementation. This paper presents the development of a lean training program for the Apprentice School at Northrop Grumman Newport News. The instructional pedagogy relies on both classroom instruction and hands-on simulation activity to relay lean concepts to students. The training program is being incorporated into the curriculum at the Apprentice School of Northrop Grumman and at Old Dominion University.
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Verma, Alok K. and Hughes, James, "Development of a Training Program in Lean Manufacturing" (2003). Engineering Technology Faculty Publications. 44.