Lean Systems and Processes


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

This module is based on knowledge gained in the modules Digital Manufacturing Technology or Digital Manufacturing Models and Manufacturing Processes, Automation and Robots and Linear Algebra or the like.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Must have knowledge about Lean in production, service and innovation.

  • Must have knowledge about Lean philosophy and the use of principles based management.

  • Must know the different between Lean tools, Lean systems, and Lean principles.

  • Must understand the necessary organizational and leadership aspects of working with Lean systems and processes.


  • Must be able to understand processes, process mapping and process design.

  • Must be able to use relevant Lean tools to production, service and innovation, e.g., Value definition, 5S, Visual management, Kanban, Value Stream Mapping.

  • Must be able to carry out systematic problem solving based on A3, Toyota Kata, and on Appreciative Inquiry, as well as evaluating when to use what approach.

  • Must be able to design integrated improvement interventions that take a broad view on organisational aspects into account such as integrating organisational health and safety with productivity improvement.


  • Must be able to apply Lean principles to production, service, and innovation.

  • Must be able to design, manage and improve processes in production, serviceĀ and innovation.

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general form of teaching. Please see the programme cirruculum Ā§17.

Extent and expected workload

Since it is a 5 ECTS course module the expected workload is 150 hours for the student.



Name of examLean Systems and Processes
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleLean Systemer og processer
Module codeM-MOE-B4-8
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Production
DepartmentDepartment of Materials and Production
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science