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Supply Chain Management (including Lean SCM Green Belt Modules)

The Certificate in Supply Chain Management (SCM) is a part-time programme and consists of two parts:
(i) 3 modules in lean supply chain management (15 credits), and
(ii) 3 modules (15 credits) in information systems, operations management and relationship management.

Each module is delivered over a two-day seminar/workshop series in UCC complemented by a half-day review session. A notable feature of this programme is the inclusion of a Lean SCM Green Belt professional certificate for successful completion of part 1, delivered in conjunction with a practitioner partner (the Leading Edge Group) and accredited by the Institute of Industrial Engineers, Ireland (IIE). To achieve this award participants successfully complete a Lean Green Belt project in their organisation.

The programme design facilitates individuals who wish to study on a part-time basis and integrate their studies with their careers, as well as incorporate their working experience into an accredited learning process. The Diploma in SCM is offered in step format, after successful completion of the first year (Certificate) the candidate may then progress to the Diploma level in the second year of the programme.

Duration

1 year Certificate or 2 year Diploma

Course Certification

Certificate / Diploma NFQ Level 7 Attendance certificate issued by Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS), CIT

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Specialist Diploma in Quality Management, Lean Systems (Postgraduate

This Lean Black Belt course, aims to develop participants' process improvement skills. The diploma will provide education and practical application to a Black Belt level in Lean. The course will enable participating companies gain competitive advantage through the application of Lean principles to drive improvement with measurable results. A company-based project will form a key element of the programme, ensuring the integration of the various concepts in the participants workplace. It will provide participants with a practical application of Lean tools and techniques within their own organisation.

This project will need to result in significant improvements for participating company.
This programme forms part of the MSc in Strategic Quality Management Lean Sigma Systems. Those who have completed this programme may continue on to the MSc.
For Whom
The Diploma is aimed at managers, engineers, supervisors and technicians who have responsibility for quality or continuous improvement within their organisations and also those who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the area of Lean systems.

Duration

This programme takes 10 months and is run over two semesters, each 15 weeks, with 10 weeks project write up upon completion of the taught element. On-line / Distance Learning

Course Certification

Postgraduate Level 9

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Specialist Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems

This one-year, part-time Diploma course aims to promote an in-depth knowledge of the thinking and techniques behind Lean and Quality Systems in the workplace. Participants will gain knowledge of highly effective tools and systems for streamlining products, processes and services and minimising waste. Problem solving skills will be sharpened. A work-based Lean project will require participants to apply their knowledge to real-world scenarios.
The programme is delivered by blended learning, participants receive learning materials in both online and in hard copy format for each module. Materials are specifically designed for independent study and supplemented by supporting online learning resources.
There are 4 taught modules:
1. Problem Solving Tools & Techniques
2. Enterprise Modelling & Simulation
3. Lean Thinking & Lean Tools
4. Quality Science-Six Sigma
In addition there is a work based project module
The course is intended for those who wish to focus their skills with a view to moving into specialist and hybrid lean roles e.g. internal lean consultants, waste minimisation specialists, process optimisation advisors. It will allow those with basic engineering qualifications to up-skill and specialise in lean engineering if taken as a top up course. It will also allow those in declining sectors to convert their skills and transfer their experience to the sector e.g. unemployed manufacturing managers, operatives and technicians.

Duration

1 year part-time (September to June).

Course Certification

The Specialist Diploma is a minor award (of 30 ECTS) at NQF level 8 (honours B.Sc. level). The course is also approved by Engineers Ireland for CPD purposes (110 EI CPD credits).

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MEngSc Information Technology in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

This programme provides knowledge and practical skills in the area of applied information technologies to all phases of the building life-cycle.
Modules, which are especially relevant to Lean Construction are:
CE6016: Virtual Construction: The module addresses areas like (1) Lean Thinking, (2) Production and Lean Management, (3) Activity Based Planning, (4) Location Based Planning, (5) Integrated modelling of buildings, processes and cost.
CE6018: Automation in Construction: The module explains how Geometric models can be linked to (1) modern surveying technologies for automated construction progress monitoring, (2) modern (pre)manufacturing methods, such as numerically controlled manufacturing and robots.
CE6025: Virtual Enterprises: This module introduces to Business Process Modelling (BPM) techniques. It explains why and how business processes need to be planned and document in collaborative design and construction scenarios. Participants learn how BPM can be used as a basis for process re-engineering in companies. Finally, it explains how BPM is positioned within the overall Business Modelling Canvas.
CE6028: Information Modelling and Retrieval: This module introduces to open Building Information Modelling (openBIM). It highlights the needs and the benefits of standardised data and information models. It explains why standardisation is required in collaborative engineering and construction scenarios.
An overview of full programme can be found at: http://zuse.ucc.ie/master

Duration

Full time 1 year Part time 2 years

Course Certification

NFQ 9

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Lean Green Belt in Supply Chain Management

Understanding Lean in Supply Chain
Introducing Lean Thinking
Lean Tools and Practices 1: Improving Process Flow
Lean Tools and 11: Reducing Variation and Improving Quality
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Kaizen
5S
Introducing Lean Sigma
Managing Change Resistance
The Roadmap to Lean Implementation

Duration

Months - On Line

Course Certification

Level 7, 15 Credits

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Postgraduate Diploma / Masters in Supply Chain Management (Lean SCM Black Belt)

Adopting a Lean philosophy, students will apply lean tools and complete a Lean Black Belt project that achieves organisational and supply chain improvements. The programme is designed to improve supply chain processes with practical delivery of cost reduction and value-add for participants and their organisations. It is aimed at career minded practitioners who work in supply chain, manufacturing, quality, financial or related functions and who have responsibility for continuous improvement within their organisations.
Delivered in conjunction with the Leading Edge Group, this programme blends academic and practical expertise. Our aim is to create an interactive learning environment including workplace and classroom learning and in doing so enhance individual and company capability. A blended learning design (50% distance learning and 50% classroom) enhances access and supports learning across key areas of: strategic planning & implementation, advanced lean tools & practices, leadership, change & innovation management, information systems and managing lean projects. The Postgraduate Diploma programme culminates with the presentation of a Black Belt project that has achieved significant improvement within the participants organisation/supply chain.

Duration

This is a part-time programme delivered over 18 months (for the Postgraduate Diploma) or 2 years, incl. dissertation (for the Masters).

Course Certification

NFQ Level 9

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Masters in Strategic Quality Management, Lean Six sigma System

The course will create graduates that understand the theory and practical application of quality management tools and techniques, with particular emphasis on the areas of Lean and Six Sigma as they would apply to their own organisation. It will educate and train participants in specific quality management skills in both the lean and six sigma domains and in strategic and transferable business skills. A graduate of the programme will be considered a Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma.

For whom The MSc is designed for those with a responsibility for/or actively engaged in organisational improvement and development through the use or intended use of quality management, lean or six sigma methodologies. The programme is suited to a variety of industry sectors both in manufacturing and services, including the public sector.

Duration

2 to 3 years. Participants can take 1 to 3 taught modules each semester, until they complete the programme. Delivery is a hybrid of traditional distance education and online learning together with a number of on-campus tutorials (approx. 3 Saturdays per semester).

Course Certification

Postgraduate Level 9

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Lean and Sigma Introduction

Lean Sigma introduces the methods and tools used in both Lean and Six Sigma techniques. The course allows participants to select between Lean or Six Sigma, for their own future development and/or as the most appropriate method for their company. Participants have the option of applying for either the Lean Practitioner Programme or the Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification Programme. The course is run on request for organisations.

Day 1: Introduction to Lean
Introduce the participants to the background to Lean and introduce the concepts behind reducing waste.
Day 2: Introduction to Six Sigma
Explains how Six Sigma targets variation and introduces the concepts.

Duration

2 Days

Course Certification

Awarding Body CIT Attendance certificate issued by Centre for Advanced Manufacturing and Management Systems (CAMMS), CIT.

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