The Lean Business Management program curriculum is designed to add the concepts of Lean Manufacturing to the Business Management degree at Zane State College. The concepts of Lean processing are applied to the manufacturing environment as well as general office / business management applications. The important concept of interrelation of all business activities is presented and the concept of Lean is applied to all business activities. Lean is a process that is based on eliminating waste and concentrates on customer wants & needs. Continuous Improvement is key to making ongoing changes that make all businesses succeed.
Lean Business is focused on establishing a high quality business process while improving efficiency and productivity. In an office environment, transactions, document flow, and information management are studied, improved, and controlled. In manufacturing, work flow, product waste, and elimination of non-value added work are key areas to investigate and improve. Detailed problem solving is the key to both manufacturing and general office / business management improvement.
Various tools are used in Lean, such as 5-S Visual Management, TPM Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Changeover, Standardized Work, Mistake Proofing, and Value Steam Mapping.