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16.660 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods (IAP 2012, MIT OCW). Instructors: Prof. Earll Murman, Dr. Hugh McManus, Prof. Annalisa Weigel, and Dr. Bo Madsen.

This course covers the fundamental principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods that underlay modern organizational productivity approaches applied in aerospace, automotive, health care, and other sectors. It includes lectures, active learning exercises, a plant tour, talks by industry practitioners, and videos. One third of the course is devoted to a physical simulation of an aircraft manufacturing enterprise or a clinic to illustrate the power of Lean Six Sigma methods.
(from ocw.mit.edu)

Course Curriculum

  • Session 1-2: The Start of Your Lean Journey Unlimited
  • Session 1-3: Lean Thinking: Part I Unlimited
  • Session 1-3: Lean Thinking: Part II Unlimited
  • Session 1-5: People: The Heart of Lean Unlimited
  • Session 1-6: Value Stream Mapping Basics Unlimited
  • Session 2-1: Lean Healthcare Simulation (covers 2-1, 2-3, and 2-5) Unlimited
  • Session 2-2: Continuous Process Improvement, Healthcare Option Unlimited
  • Session 2-4: Improving the Enterprise, Healthcare Option Unlimited
  • Session 3-2: Variability Simulation Unlimited
  • Session 3-3: Lean for Healthcare: An Overview Unlimited
  • Session 3-4: A3 Thinking Unlimited
  • Session 3-5: Quality Tools and Topics Unlimited
  • Session 3-6: Six Sigma Basics Unlimited

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