41301 Industrial Engineering6cp; 3hpw
As organisations are constantly pushed to be adaptive, flexible, and self-renewing, the need for operational excellence becomes Increasingly important. Fundamental to this challenge, Industrial Engineering addresses the complexity of planning and designing production and working systems. This includes operational excellence, focusing on increasing productivity while minimising waste. To this end, Lean Management has become one of the key approaches to achieve operational excellence, as well as one of the key assets of industrial engineers. Although originally focused on manufacturing, the key principles of Lean Management have expanded to other sectors and provide value well beyond manufacturing. Students are equipped with methods and tools to plan, design and optimise working and production systems. The main elements are the structure and standardisation of workflows, development of assembly concepts, planning material supply, and feasibility studies. Students aim to design productive and efficient working systems and processes.
Spring session, City campus
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