Teaching Lean Manufacturing Concepts through Project-Based Learning and Simulation
- Kenneth W. Stier (Illinois State University)
New technologies such as computer-aided design (CAD), rapid prototyping (RP), computer numerical control (CNC) systems, or robotic systems, drive changes in the industrial technology curriculum. Now technology departments need to consider more than just the technologies that need to be infused into the curriculum. Manufacturing management practices have become equally important in helping companies become more productive and profitable. Lean manufacturing is one management practice that is sweeping the industry. (Green, 2002; Waurzyniak, 2003; & Rakowski, 2003).
Keywords: curriculum|management|manufacturing|teaching methods
How to Cite:
Stier, K. W., (2003) “Teaching Lean Manufacturing Concepts through Project-Based Learning and Simulation”, Journal of Industrial Technology 19(4).