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Parent Programme
Bachelor of Business
MODULE NFQ
Level 7
MODULE CREDIT UNITS
ECTS: 5
MODULE TITLE
Lean Six Sigma (Elective)
Reference Code: BB7 711
STAGE
Year 3
Spring Semester 2
12 Weeks Full-Time X 2.40 Hours per week
12 Weeks Part-Time X 1.75 Hours per week

Lean & Six Sigma Module

Lean Six Sigma - Sources of Waste

lean six sigma  - the indicative syllabus of this module is outlined below::

Overproduction;

  • Idle time waste
  • Delivery time waste;
  • Waste in processes;
  • Inventory Waste;
  • Waste of rejected parts – handling returns;
  • Waste operator motions.
  •  layout of work stations - storage, bins, lines.

Customer Focus:

Lean Six sigma - customer focus

  • Capture the Voice of Customer (VoC);
  • Capture the Voice of Business (VoB);
  • Identify and define CTQs (Critical to Quality) measures;
  • Add regulatory and/or internal requirements;
  • Develop and analyse competitors matrix.

Costs of Quality:

Lean Six Sigma - roles of leadership and strategic planning in organizational settings that are crucial to effective and efficient lean six sigma initiatives.

  • Preventing the following quality costs by preventing poor quality of products;
  • Costs of products returned;
  • Costs of reverse logistics, storage;
  • Costs of client relationship management time;
  • Internal and External failure costs;
  • Compliance costs.

Six Sigma Tools:

Lean Six Sigma - the tools

  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD);
  • SIPOC – Suppliers/Inputs/ Process/Output/Customers; Kanban
    • Pull systems in warehouses; Jidoka
    • design of machines equipment;
  • 5S; Kaizen and Error proofing;
  • Value Stream process mapping.

Minimum Intended Learning Outcomes (MIMLOs)

Upon successful completion of this module, the learner should be able to:
LO 1
Design and document processes to identify the key sources of waste in manufacturing and services.
LO 2
Critique the roles of leadership and strategic planning in organizational settings that are crucial to effective and efficient lean six sigma initiatives.
LO 3
Apply lean six sigma tools in projects, including Quality Function Deployment; Critical to Quality requirements. (CTQ)
LO 4
Apply DMAIC methodology to lean six sigma projects
LO 5
Evaluate the causes of project failures, and change management initiatives.

Assessment

MIMLOs
Assessment
Percentage
LO1
CA
20%
LO4
Project
20%
LO1, LO3, LO5
Final Written Exam
60%

Reassessment Opportunity

Where the combined marks of the assessment and examination do not reach the pass mark the learner will be required to repeat the element of assessment that they failed. Reassessment materials will be published on Moodle after the Examination Board and will be aligned to the MIMLOs and learners will be capped at 40% unless there are personal mitigating circumstances.

Aims & Objectives

To enable the learner to understand how organisations aim to achieve waste elimination in manufacturing / services and how to plan, execute and control lean six sigma projects.

The module will focus on the key lean six sigma processes of Strategic Planning; Sources of Waste; Tools; Costs of Quality; Customer Focus and Supply Chain Management. The course will enable graduates to independently plan and run lean six sigma projects in organisations.

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