Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast
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This subject focuses on the principles and tools associated with contemporary Lean Thinking and practice. Lean Thinking or ‘lean’ is a systematic method of continuous improvement through minimising waste without sacrificing productivity, creating more value for customers. It has been identified and applied by many organisations as a key strategy to organise human and production activities to deliver more benefits to the organisation and the customer. It does this by eliminating waste, creating knowledge, respecting people, building in quality, visualising practices, and managing work flow. Activities and assessment tasks in this unit will focus on identifying and analysing lean tools, applying them in practice, and assessing their contribution to continuous improvement and excellence in an organisation. This will be achieved through a range of activities including documenting and diarising processes, site visits, field trips, and writing an experiential learning report to apply discipline knowledge to practice.
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Dr Clayton Hawkins
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|Launceston||Term 3||On-Campus||Off-Campus||Domestic Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Term 3||On-Campus||Domestic|
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