Improve productivity and reduce waste with Lean

    Production management, 3 ECTS cr

    Production management, 3 ECTS cr

    Lean is an ideology of maximising productivity while simultaneously minimising waste within a manufacturing operation.

    • Mode of Teaching: Online course
    • Time: 30.5.-31.8.2022
    • Language: English
    • Price: 0 €
    • Enrolment: 14.3.-18.5.2022



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    • The student will learn the basics of production management and especially experience implementations of lean methodologies

    Target Group

    • For anyone who wants to learn more about production management.
    • Prerequisite knowledge and skills: An interest in company logistics and/or production economics is good, but not mandatory.

    Course Overview

    Learning Outcomes

    After completion of this course you will have an understanding of the strategic role of production management which is responsible for producing the goods offered by a company.


    Product development and design. Planning and scheduling practices. Quality control. Production and inventory management such as Lean manufacturing and JIT. The course is divided into 5 parts within a time frame of 13 - 15 weeks.

    • Part 0: Getting started
      Part 1: Introduction and Basic Concepts
    • Part 2: Continous Improvement; Waste Elimination; Customer-Focused Quality
    • Part 3: Elements of Lean Production
    • Part 4: Production Management Systems
    • Part 5: Quality Management
    • End of Course: Reflecting and giving feedback

    Mode of Teaching and Methods

    • Self studies, task oriented learning with a self paced time table.
    • Invividual tasks, self tests and assignments.

    Study Material

    Title: Lean Production for Competitive Advantage Subtitle: A Comprehensive Guide to Lean Methodologies and Management Practices. Edition 1 | Author: John Nicholas | Publisher: Productivity Press | Print Pub Date: 2010-07-06 | ISBN Number: 9781439820964

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    Numerical (1-5). The student will do learning activities through out the course and earn points. The course is 3 cu which is a workload of 81 h. Accordingly there will be 81 points to earn. The course will be self-propelled with a fixed time table. The student will be able to follow the earned points during the course. The final assessment will be done based on earned points using the following scale:

    Grade Obtained percentage of maximum points

    • 5 ......> 94%
    • 4 85% - 94%
    • 3 75% - 84%
    • 2 65% - 74%
    • 1 55% - 64%
    • 0 ......< 55%

    Schedule and Location

    The course starts with an online session on Monday May 30th 2022 at 15:00-17:00 (Helsinki time). An invitation link will be sent out in good time from the Moodle Learning Platform to all registered participants.

    Further Information

    Senior Lecturer Kenneth Norrgård |



    You'll receive an invitation by email to this course  within one week after the application period. If you are not able to participate in the course, please let us know as soon as possible. Cancellation has to be made before the course starts.

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