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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Special Topics- LEAN Management


Lean is a totally different approach to management that leads to extraordinary levels of performance. Organizations that apply lean thinking can become up to five times more productive than competitors which don't. Yet globally, most managers and leaders have little understanding of lean, what it can do for them, and how to overcome to the many challenges they will face when implementing it. Lean is designed to surface problems - in large numbers, of all sizes, and at all levels - prioritize them, and solve them well and quickly. There is a lot to learn to be able to build and lead an organization where employees are problem-solving and generating and implementing ideas that further the organization's strategic goals, on a daily basis, and as a matter of the organization's culture and the way it operates.
Course Details

Spring 2021

Feb 1, 2021 - May 4, 2021
Michele Burch
Base Cost: $2,100 ($700/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Feb 01, 2021
End date: May 04, 2021
Last day to add: Feb 12, 2021
Last day to drop: Feb 12, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Mar 29, 2021