Optimising Methods in Manufacturing

    Course details

    • Code: WPRO.4058
    • Fee: $819*
    • Level: 4
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Wood Manufacturing
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to upskill students into current international principles and practices of manufacturing excellence. By use of case studies and real projects, students to gain experience in the use of manufacturing optimisation tools, used in the programs of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints, in particular.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. determine the use of manufacturing principles for optimising manufacturing outcomes;
  2. develop and apply optimising methods such as 5 S’s Workplace Management, Seven Wastes, and Value Stream Mapping for Projects within a manufacturing situation; and
  3. report on projected/real outcomes and improvements in that manufacturing situation.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017