Lean Manufacturing and Beyond: Management seminar at IIM Kozhikode

Start Date:2012-06-11
End Date:2012-06-14
Event Type:Operations Seminar

The program is designed for supervisors, engineers and middle-level managers, who will be taking active part in the Lean Manufacturing efforts of an organization. Even, the Graduate Engineer Trainees (GETs), Management Trainees (MT), the Entrepreneurs and CEOs of small and medium scale organizations, who are novice and having little knowledge about Lean Manufacturing can benefit from this programme.

Event Details:

Programme Fee

Residential - Rs.37500 + Service Tax 12.36%

Non Residential - Rs.30000 + Service Tax 12.36%

Last Date

21 May 2012


Programme director:

Pof. G. Anand & Prof. Bikram K Bahinipati


Companies around the world are attempting to improve their products and services while at the same time reducing waste and corresponding costs through various means such as Business Process Re-Engineering (BPR), Automation, Six-Sigma, Lean Manufacturing (LM), Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM), etc. Among these initiatives, the philosophy of Lean Manufacturing has attracted the attention of many industries. Successful implementation of a Lean Manufacturing improves an organizations market and financial performance. However, many aspects of Lean Manufacturing are counterintuitive to traditional manufacturing thinking and practices. Hence, it becomes important that organizations adopting a lean approach understand the scope, the different tools, techniques, practices, procedures, guidelines (in short, elements), and the potential capability of lean. This programme is designed to help you and naturally your organization gain an understanding of the scope of a lean effort. It provides valuable insight into lean elements, and recommends tips for an implementation roadmap. Lean efforts are not just limited to manufacturing; a lean mindset applies to any process. It can be used to reduce waste and add value to processes in the office, in maintenance, in R&D and even in supply chain. In particular, the impact of a lean approach in the entire supply chain can be even more dramatic than in manufacturing processes! This programme also equips you and your organization to understand the supply chain aspects, the impact of lean efforts on supply chain,

application of lean elements outside your organization and reduce wastes that happen in the entire




At the end of this programme, the participants will be able to:

Understand the fundamental concepts behind Lean Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
Appreciate the utility and capability of Lean Manufacturing
Utilise and implement various lean tools not only in manufacturing, but also in supply chain and other business processes
Adjust and adapt themselves to the lean culture that may prevamil within an organisation


Learning Theme
Lean Manufacturing
An overview of lean manufacturing: concepts, capabilities and limitations
LM elements concepts, applications and limitations
Implementation approach, hurdles and case studies
Assessment performance measures and methodology
Application of lean in other business processes such as R&D, maintenance
Lean Supply Chain
An overview of supply chain concepts
Impact of LM on supply chain
LM elements for supply chain
Applications and examples

Contact us: 

Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode,
IIMK Campus P. O.,
Kozhikode 673 570, Kerala , India
Email: mdp@iimk.ac.in 


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