The new Master of Science in Lean Manufacturing program is truly a unique and relevant manufacturing program. You will focus on lean and agile manufacturing, next-generation production processes & practices, quality systems, and leading-edge global manufacturing methods, among other key topics.
Lean manufacturing is a production strategy that involves optimizing efficiency and eliminating waste & unnecessary work to improve customer satisfaction, profitability, and worker morale. This degree aims to enhance your technical skills with lean methodology and analysis techniques. It will also equip you with management skills to complement your technical ability, enabling you to take a broader perspective on the manufacturing industry as a whole.
Kettering University, previously known as GMI, is a leader in this field. In 2012, and for 10 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Kettering's Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering department #1 in the country. Kettering also works very closely with manufacturing subject matter experts in industry to ensure this degree provides relevant, practical, and cutting-edge content to help you make a positive impact in your manufacturing facility. Kettering consistently receives top rankings and is a distinguished leader in engineering, manufacturing, science, and business programs.
You'll use your job as a laboratory. Class projects help you identify and use work situations to apply productivity improvements, safety advances, quality enhancements, and cost cutting strategies.
And our distance learning delivery means that you can "go to class" anytime, anywhere in the world. That means you save time by not having to commute to a local campus; you can fit class around your life (and not the other way around); and have the same class experience that on-campus students have...but from the comforts of your living room, a hotel room if you're traveling, or from anywhere in the world that you want!
The Globally Integrated Manufacturing Company
Six Sigma for Manufacturing
Lean Production Systems
Work Analysis for Lean Production Applications
Quality Assurance and Reliability
Metrics for Lean Production Improvement
Integrative Capstone Project