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Kennesaw State University    
  Dec 17, 2017
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MGT 8490 - Management Process Improvement

3 Class Hours 0 Laboratory Hours 3 Credit Hours
Prerequisite: MGT 8040 or equivalent.
This course introduces process improvement methodology to turn a business into a world class operation. The course begins with the process view for both service and manufacturing operations, and is broken into three phases. In the first phase, management of innovation and creativity problem solving (CPS) concepts are introduced. A thorough examination of CPS steps which consists of finding problem or opportunity, gathering information, generating solutions, and implementing solutions is performed. In the second phase, waste elimination techniques such as process mapping, kaizen event, manufacturing/office cells, mistake proofing, and quick changeover are introduced. In the third phase, in order to focus process improvement efforts, synchronous operations techniques such as bottleneck identification (weakest link) and management of bottleneck is presented.

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