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ERIC Number: EJ879103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1052-5629
Using Simulation to Explore Lean Manufacturing Implementation Strategies
Shannon, Patrick W.; Krumwiede, Kip R.; Street, Jeffrey N.
Journal of Management Education, v34 n2 p280-302 2010
Lean manufacturing, an outgrowth of the Toyota Production System, has spread far beyond the automobile industry and is seen by many leaders as a key management philosophy in the battle to compete on an international scale. Successful implementation of lean requires that managers and employees be educated in the proper application of lean tools and the effective strategies for lean implementation. However, there is a shortage of lean teaching materials available to both corporate trainers and university educators. This article describes a computer simulation exercise that provides students with hands-on experience in developing and evaluating alternative lean implementation strategies. We also offer all ancillary teaching materials, including a demonstration case study and modifiable Excel spreadsheets. (Contains 5 tables, 3 figures, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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