Lean enterprise is the practice of creating more value for consumers while using fewer resources and eliminating waste. The concept of Lean has become a feasible solution for organizations to transform themselves and become more competitive.
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering has worked with several companies and organizations, such as Boeing, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Link Belt, Newell/Rubbermaid, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Denso, Toyoda-Koki TRW Automotive, and Volvo Construction Equipment, implementing lean practices by applying the right tools for the right processes and developing a sustainable culture.
Thanks to this experience, we have developed a four-week summer program for students interested in learning about Lean and gaining experience in the methodology and applications.
A completely new way and paradigm shift in how to become a leader that designs processes in an organization. This approach is based on the fact that we can increase productivity and, at the same time, improving the quality of life of employee via stress level reduction.
You won’t just spend time in classes. You and your tram will have the chance to take the lessons you’ve learned and work with UT faculty and research staff to apply lean concepts in project in a real-world setting being exposed to cases where you can implement transformational change. This allow you to understand the real-world and implement the technical component.
You also will have the opportunity to work in a multicultural environment with students from Brazil, China, Mexico, South Africa, just to name a few, allowing you to understand different value systems.
The summer program is divided into five modules:
Your first week in the summer program will be spent in online classes delivered to your hometown.
After your first week, you’ll travel to the U.S. and spend the remaining four weeks at UT. You’ll have access to UT facilities for research, homework, relaxation, and leisure. You’ll also take day trips to local sites and landmarks of the region.
Upon your successful completion of the summer program, you will receive a certificate acknowledging your fulfillment of course and project requirements.
UT Lean Summer Program
Phone: (865) 974-3333
525K John D. Tickle Building
851 Neyland Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-2315
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996 | 865-974-1000
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