I thought the course was very thorough and easy to follow.
My instructor established an open line of communication and a quick turn-around to any concerns/questions.
The course material was easy to follow and with it being an online course I was able to complete it at my own pace and time.
The facilitator, Brian Furlong, provided in-depth responses to my questions and encouraged me throughout the course.
My facilitator Brian Furlong was extremely helpful and always responded to my questions. The staff at Rutgers and ed2go was very helpful. I would highly recommend both institutions to anyone who asked. In fact, in my new position I'm going to see if there's funding to have some of my co-workers attend the Lean Mastery course. I have been involved in Lean Enterprise for almost 10 years and this course covers everything an individual or organization needs to know in going forward with the implementation of lean systems.
For my job I have to travel 50% of the time and don’t always have access to the internet. A really nice feature of the course was the downloadable chapters in PDF format. This allowed me to take the course while flying and away from my home office.
My overall satisfaction is with the online flexibility while you are working. Thanks ed2go!
Course Code: GES404
Understand the fundamentals of Lean and its origins. Examine the benefits of Lean, how it compares to a traditional manufacturing model, and standard organizational changes associated with the process.
Learn about different types of waste and things that add or detract value from an organization. You’ll also cover the multiple Lean elements, as well as Lean rules and tools.
Master an understanding of Kaizen. You’ll learn about the philosophy behind Kaizen, its guidelines, and how to implement aspects of Kaizen into an organization. Move on to cover value stream mapping, including its purpose, technology behind it, and how to get started with creating your own value stream mapping.
Learn the fundamentals of Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), 5S, and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA).
Understand the ins and outs of Kanban. You’ll receive an introduction and definition of the technique, along with its functions and applications.
Cover remaining Lean tools that have not yet been discussed in the course, including visual workplace management, Poka-Yoke, Heijunka, and more. Finally, you will learn about how Lean and Sigma Six can work together, the role of accounting in Lean, and how to implement Lean in various types of organizations.
Brian Furlong is a seasoned senior executive with 30 years of experience in manufacturing and finance. After working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys, and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand, and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China, and India. He's a passionate advocate of lean enterprise and has successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Brian is the co-author of the book "The Elusive Lean Enterprise."
There are no specific prerequisites for this program. This program is for you if you're an executive, manager, supervisor, professional, or anyone who needs to learn how to substantially improve business performance.
This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers. The most commonly used lean forms will be available for download in Microsoft Excel format. Many of these forms are interactive and will perform calculations or build charts to be used in presentations. If you don't have Excel on your computer, you can use a free download for an Excel viewer, which will be provided.
Yes, because ed2go programs are online you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
All of our programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you're given six months to complete this program.
All the materials you'll need are included in this course and are covered by your tuition.
ed2go courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.
ed2go programs will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don't provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don't have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.
Yes, you can use a Mac for this program.
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The time allotted to complete your program has been calculated based on the number of hours for each program, so don't worry too much about not completing in time. If, after a concerted effort, you are still unable to complete, your Student Advisor will help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that a fee will be charged for an extension.