Lessons in lean manufacturing
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Undergraduate students in the Iteration and Continuous Improvement course experienced hands-on training in lean manufacturing, a method to minimize waste and maximize productivity in manufacturing, during a session in the Industrial & Systems Engineering Learning Factory. The training program was developed by ISE students last year for their capstone project, sponsored by Moog. Two of the graduates on that team, who now work for Moog, volunteered their time run the course. The effort is a collaboration between the Calhoun Discovery Program, ISE, and Moog.
Part of the countdown program is what we call modules, and they are one credit courses. So this is one of those one-credit courses that's called iterations and continuous improvement. It's designed for non-engineers to be able to work on a team with engineers. It helps me, as well as helping them learn how to collaborate across disciplines. Our senior design project that we were given was to create this lean cell environment to teach anyone. Students were laborers and surrounding areas on how to better up five. Thinking to any of their GI. Bleed is a methodology that the big thing is just decreasing wastes. So transportation, moving parts across factory or a holding too much inventory. Those are all examples of waste, but really just a way to reduce those wastes and make a company more profitable, kind of streamline their internal production. I really love doing this kind of work. I love the Lean training aspect in getting people hands-on and having experience with this sort of thing. It's all about continuous improvement. It's about trying to find little nuggets of inefficiency is maybe potential broad sweeping scopes of problems accompany process. These are allergic to Lansing steps we can use and take to make this better, whether it be make more money, take less time to produce a product, and things of that nature. The group that we worked with today, It's really awesome seeing what they're capable of doing. Provide them the tools and information to be able to improve a process. Like there. Ipads, internship experiences with manufacturing and with Lena. I've touched LI lots, but I've never been on the production side of it, I guess. So it was cool to kind of get in there and see the changes and see how the effects that Jane is odd but also being on the operator side of it. I feel like moving forward in the career, I'll be going into having that experience of being online and learning these things. Learning the hard way gives me a better perspective on to how to effect and kind of push these mean contract. I definitely am happy to come back and volunteer my time back to the school for that. Help them to also develop this product. That was our project. I'm glad to see that people who aren't even involved in this discipline of industrial engineering, how quickly they were able to pick it up and kind of see the way they thought. The idea behind the Calhoun honors discovery program is that today's problems are big and complex and we need to go beyond just the interdisciplinary integral to call transdisciplinary, where you're really, the collaboration is more natural.