16.853 Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods
Covers the fundamental principles, practices and tools of lean six sigma methods that underlay modern organizational productivity approaches applied in aerospace, automotive, health care, and other sectors. Includes lectures, active learning exercises, a plant tour, talks by industry practitioners, and videos. One third of the course is devoted to a physical simulation of an aircraft manufacturing enterprise to illustrate the power of lean six sigma methods. Students taking the graduate version complete additional assignments.
This class has no prerequisites.
16.853 will not be offered this semester.
This class counts for a total of 2 credits. This is a graduate-level class.
In the IAP 2012 Subject Evaluations, 16.853 was rated 7.0 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the DSpace@MIT: 16.660 / 16.853 / ESD.62J Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods, January IAP 2008 site.
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