Quality Management Systems (QMS)
Students are introduced to fundamental concepts, principles, and practices used to improve quality in organizations. The need for organizational change is reviewed and paradigms of quality are introduced. An overview of areas of change, methods of quality planning, and methods for implementing quality policies are provided. Students will practice problem solving techniques, make decisions based on data, work in teams, troubleshoot, and demonstrate knowledge of implementing continuous improvement processes. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Students are introduced to a systematic, data-oriented approach to managing people for maximizing performance and quality. Data are used to measure and evaluate effectiveness of performance. Organizational and individual behavior will be studied in the context of increasing performance and quality. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces the concepts and skills of lean processing for manufacturing and service settings. Covers organizational readiness, 5S, value stream mapping, kaizen, and visual workplace. Examines the implementation of processing. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Provides insight into concepts and skills required to design the infrastructure for the successful planning, scheduling, and launching of a project. Promotes skills necessary to improve coordination of organizational resources, create effective teams, operate efficiently in a rapidly changing world, and minimize internal problems of system start ups. Teaches techniques to gain organizational acceptance for projects. Lecture: 3 Credits (45 contact hours).
Involves an in-depth examination of the function of planning, organizing, and conducting quality audits. Emphasizes planning, implementing, and reporting results of quality audits and taking corrective action. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).
Introduces methods of organizing information about processes. Examines presentation, description, and analysis of data. Emphasizes handling and interpreting numerical information, including histograms and control charts. Presents and applies concepts of probability to control charts to promote process understanding to improve quality of products and service. Investigates sampling principles. Uses computer generated analyses. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).