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Please see attached grading guide for criteria and points. Please choose a company you have some familiarity with in order to make relevant suggestions. Please realize lean strategies for improvement are not specifically Six Sigma, ERP systems or Sustainability.

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OPS 571 R8 Week 3 Lean Techniques Grading Guide.docx

Purpose of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is for students to evaluate the lean techniques applied to business in today’s workforce.

Note: Students and Faculty seeking more information on this assignment can refer to Ch. 14 of the Operations and Supply Chain Management textbook.

Assignment Steps

Select a business you are familiar with which incorporates lean manufacturing or lean supply chains.

Evaluate how this firm uses lean strategies and how much lean techniques has improved the firm’s efficiency.

Evaluate ways the firm can go even further to make improvements using lean techniques.

Consider Goldratt’s theory of constraints and its use in overcoming bottlenecks

Determine if there are improvements that can be made in scheduling and/or controlling techniques

Use the results you obtained from evaluating this firm to apply to your own business or a business you are interested in which currently does not use lean.

Develop a 1,050-word report in which you describe your lean evaluation project.

Format your assignment according to APA guidelines.

Consider: What is the lean concept and why is it important to study? How can lean be applied to manufacturing and service

processes?

Consider: What is work center scheduling and why is it important for firms to focus on? How to apply scheduling techniques to service and manufacturing processes

Consider: What is work center scheduling and why is it important for firms to focus on? How to apply scheduling techniques to service and manufacturing processes


 
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