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Immersive Learning Using Lean Six Sigma Methodology In The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Course

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2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Lean and Six Sigma Education

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Manufacturing

Page Count

18

Page Numbers

15.665.1 - 15.665.18

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https://peer.asee.org/15668

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Alan Leduc Ball State University

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Gary Hadley Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis

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Gary Hadley is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis and adjunct faculty in the Department of Technology at Ball State University teaching in the Minor In Process Improvement (MIPI). Gary also is a charter member of the MIPI Advisory Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Iowa and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Midwestern University. Gary is a member of ASQ and an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt.

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Mark Ratzlaff 3M

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Immersive Learning using Lean Six Sigma Methodology in the Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Course

Abstract

This paper will discuss how Lean Six Sigma immersive learning projects were used to satisfy requirements for Manufacturing Engineering Technology (MfgET) capstone experiences and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification projects; as well as satisfying an important component of Ball State University’s strategic plan. The three driving components will be summarized and a history of how Lean Six Sigma projects became the core which links the three driving components will be provided. Seven Lean Six Sigma projects (four of which also served as MfgET capstone projects) performed in the first cycle for the Minor in Process Improvement (2009) will be briefly described.

The Driving Components

Lean Six Sigma immersive learning projects immerged as the core which was used to satisfy the requirements of three driving components:

1. B.S. Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Project as required by TAC/ABET Criteria. 2. Minor in Process Improvement which provides students Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and requires students to complete a commercial project if they desire professional certification. 3. Ball State University’s Strategic Plan which emphasizes the importance and stipulates specific criteria which defines immersive learning.

These components are depicted graphically in Figure 1 Lean Six Sigma Immersive Learning Project Core of Driving Forces.

Figure 1 Lean Six Sigma Immersive Learning Project Core of Driving Forces

Leduc, A., & Hadley, G., & Ratzlaff, M. (2010, June), Immersive Learning Using Lean Six Sigma Methodology In The Manufacturing Engineering Technology Capstone Course Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/15668

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