MTE 244: Lean Manufacturing Practices/Processes

Provides a study of the Toyota Production System (TPS), also known as Lean Manufacturing, Just-in- Time (JIT), Demand Flow, or Build-to-Order. The course covers the build-to-forecast batch-process method and compares it with TPS. The students study and develop in the lab the following TPS concepts/methods: customer expectations, seven fundamental wastes, plan-do-check-act cycle, kanban system and kanban types, material flow, group technology, manufacturing cells, point-of-use storage and support, and setup/changeover time reduction. This course also covers application of the following problem solving tools: flowchart, cause-and-effect diagram, check sheet, pareto chart, root cause analysis, statistical process control. Students investigate the basics of high-mix, low-volume manufacturing.
Primary Material Type:
Hybrid/Blended Course
Community College of Denver
Project Name:
CHAMP-Colorado Helps Advanced Manufacturing Programs
Funding Source:
Lean Manufacturing, MTE 244, CCD, CCCS, Community College of Denver, CHAMP, Manufacturing Processes, Kaizen

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
CHAMP Advisory industry members reviewed course competencies and curriculum
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Miscellaneous Manufacturing (339)
Management Occupations -- Industrial Production Managers (11-3051)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Technology Education/Industrial Arts (21)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Credential
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 weeks
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
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Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
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