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June 26, 2016
June 26, 2016
August 28, 2016
Lean manufacturing concepts have become more and more prevalent and important to understand and utilize for engineers in manufacturing and service industries. Many industrial organizations are mostly focused on increasing their process responsiveness and thereby creating a need for recruiting personnel with a good understanding of Lean engineering principles. Several courses are currently in place to increase the exposure on the application and practice of lean engineering principles. Though focused on teaching the same concepts, teaching methodologies being adopted span across several horizons. One of the most common hands-on simulation techniques for teaching Lean principles is observed to be the airplane assembly line simulation. Towards the effort of identifying an effective teaching methodology for imparting Lean Engineering principles, this paper intents to explore on if there is a significant difference of teaching Lean principles using hands-on simulation technique versus a computer aided simulation. The only difference among the methodologies explored are based on the fact that, one is based on a simulated hands-on assembly line, and the other on a computer aided simulation line using Arena software.
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