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Beyond Lean: Simulation in Practice, Second Edition

Charles Standridge, Grand Valley State University

Lean thinking, as well as associated processes and tools, have involved into a ubiquitous perspective for improving systems particularly in the manufacturing arena. With application experience has come an understanding of the boundaries of lean capabilities and the benefits of getting beyond these boundaries to further improve performance. Discrete event simulation is recognized as one beyond-the-boundaries of lean technique. Thus, the fundamental goal of this text is to show how discrete event simulation can be used in addition to lean thinking to achieve greater benefits in system improvement than with lean alone. Realizing this goal requires learning the problems that simulation solves as well as the methods required to solve them. The problems that simulation solves are captured in a collection of case studies. These studies serve as metaphors for industrial problems that are commonly addressed using lean and simulation.


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Foundational Business Courseware

    BUS101: Introduction to Business     

Core Program

    BUS103: Introduction to Financial Accounting     
    BUS105: Managerial Accounting     
    BUS200/ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics     
    BUS201/ECON102: Principles of Macroeconomics     
    BUS202: Principles of Finance     
    BUS203: Principles of Marketing     
    BUS204: Business Statistics     
    BUS205: Business Law and Ethics     
    BUS206: Management Information Systems     
    BUS208: Principles of Management     
    BUS209: Organizational Behavior     
    BUS210: Corporate Communication     

Elective Courses

    BUS300: Operations Management     
    BUS301: Human Resource Management     
    BUS303: Strategic Information Technology     
    BUS305: Small Business Management     
    BUS306: Advertising and Promotion     
    BUS401: Management Leadership     
    BUS402: Project Management     
    BUS403: Negotiations and Conflict Management     
    BUS404: Risk Management     
    BUS501: Strategic Management