Summer 2007 Workshop
The first Lean Enterprise Foundations workshop (.doc, 55kb) was held on the WPI campus, on June 25-27, 2007. This workshop was based around the standard and customized Time Wise product simulations. Participants played roles in the simulations, and were introduced to support materials as well as the experiences of the PIs using the simulations. In discussion sessions, participants discussed teaching strategies, potential obstacles, learning objectives, and supporting materials (modules, case studies) for their educational setting. Including the PI institutions, 12 organizations (9 colleges, 2 Manufacturing Extension Partnership offices, and Time Wise Management Systems) participated.
During the 2007/2008 academic year, 7 colleges and universities have implemented simulation-based lean modules in a course for the first time.