This unit 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 workflow. 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. In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs. You will be introduced to: - a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice - principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios - reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations - ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
|Unit name||Lean Thinking|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
|Discipline||Business and Management UC|
|Coordinator||Mrs Jodie Lee|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 2||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Identify, describe and communicate the principles and processes of lean thinking.
- Select and apply tools and techniques of lean thinking in an organisational context
- Identify and reflect on behaviours, principles and perspectives with respect to lean thinking in the workplace
- Develop, apply and communicate approaches for continuous improvement and organisational excellence
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:ZAA110 Lean Thinking
On-campus students: Weekly online 90 min tutorial; 1 x half to full day workshop per semester.
Off-campus students: Weekly online 90 min tutorial; 1 x half to full day online workshop per semester.
|Assessment||AT1: Waste walk reflection & artefacts (20%)|AT2: Lean Tools Assessment (30%)|AT3: Portfolio and Experiential Learning Report (50%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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