Rafael Lorenz: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2022

Name Dr. Rafael Lorenz
Prod.- und Operations-Management
ETH Zürich, WEV H 317
Weinbergstr. 56/58
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 05 27
DepartmentManagement, Technology, and Economics

365-1166-00LLean Production Restricted registration - show details
Exclusively for MAS MTEC students (1st and 3rd semester).
A prior or parallel enrolment for the lecture “Production and Operations Management” (363-0445-00) is mandatory.
1 credit1VT. Netland, R. Lorenz
AbstractThis course (i) introduces the fundamentals of Lean Production and (ii) shows how new Industry 4.0 technologies can support a lean transformation. Through lectures, hands-on serious games, reflection and discussions, students learn (i) how lean production differs from other forms of production and (ii) how lean in synergy with new technologies can increase productivity in a production setting.
ObjectiveAfter taking this course, students will be able to:
1. Operationalize and apply the just-in-time principle in manufacturing
2. Design a production system that minimizes quality errors
3. Work in a team to solve problems with selected problem-solving tools
4. Understand the role of behaviours and leadership in lean transformations
5. Select and apply new Industry 4.0 technologies to support the lean transformation
ContentThis course is organized as a block course with two full lecture days. Day 1 focuses on the fundamental lean production principles and practices. Students get intimately familiar with lean production through a hands-on and immersive serious game and integrated reflection rounds. Day 2 focuses on how new technologies challenge and enhance the classic lean principles through presentations, hand-on exercises, and discussions. After each day, students write reflection notes with peer-review. The course is useful both for students with no previous experience of lean as well as for students with extensive experience of lean.