Title: A new method to measure efficiency in learning by doing environment: a case study of assembly line simulation

Authors: Sami Hachmoud; Anwar Meddaoui; Hakim Allali

Addresses: Laboratory of Emerging Technologies Monitoring, FST-Settat, Morocco ' Laboratory of Structure Engineer, Smart Intelligent Systems and Electrical Energy, ENSAM-Casablanca, Morocco ' Laboratory of Emerging Technologies Monitoring, FST-Settat, Morocco

Abstract: Lean is a set of techniques used to manage a work environment by eliminating waste, organising workplace, streamlining procedures and establishing visual standards. This paper presents a lean laboratory learning experience based on physical parts assembling simulation, which could be used for both students and professionals. Lean laboratory simulation simplifies understanding of practical lean advantages on manufacturing process. The purposes of this paper are to measure the difference between theoretical learning and learning by doing, and also to propose a new lean manufacturing teaching model. Principal results of the presented case study are centred on three pillars, developing training efficiency, evolving trainee's ability to propose real time process improvements and proposing a new training efficiency measurement tool. Further researches could experiment proposed training model with other complicated products in different environment.

Keywords: lean manufacturing; learning by doing; action plan; teaching simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLT.2017.089909

International Journal of Learning Technology, 2017 Vol.12 No.4, pp.315 - 325

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 08 Feb 2018 *

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