16.852J / ESD.61J Integrating the Lean Enterprise

Fall 2005

A relational diagram showing how parts of a lean business are interrelated.
Diagram from Lecture 3 of this course shows the integration among business elements that is required for a lean enterprise. (Diagram by Prof. Deborah Nightingale.)

Course Highlights

This course features a full set of lectures and assignments, all relating to lean enterprise, and how it is implemented in business.

Course Description

This class addresses some of the important issues involved with the planning, development, and implementation of lean enterprises. People, technology, process, and management dimensions of an effective lean manufacturing company are considered in a unified framework. Particular emphasis is placed on the integration of these dimensions across the entire enterprise, including product development, production, and the extended supply chain. Analysis tools as well as future trends and directions are explored. A team project is a key component of this subject.
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Prof. Deborah Nightingale

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session



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