JELA: An Alternative Approach to Industrial Engineering and Management student’s Lean Management Education

Sara Fernandes, Rute Cunha, Diamantino Torres, Carina Pimentel

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Abstract

This paper presents an Industrial Engineering and Management (IEM) students’ union, JELA, that was born at University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal. JELA is a junior lean company, with the purpose to provide its members with an opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge and competencies during their graduation in the Lean Management (LM) system, in cooperation with the IEM-UA teachers. The objective of this paper is to explore how JELA and such a kind of students’ union, fully committed to the development of the LM, can contribute to the IEM student’s education and individual learning, and to the integration and development of lean concepts and tools in small and medium companies. To this end, the paper is organized around three specific objectives: (1) to explain how this group emerged and what is its mission; (2) to show how this group contributes to IEM-UA students’ independent learning during their graduation; and (3) to describe this group role in the approximation of IEM-UA students with the labour market.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019
EditorsMonica Rossi, Matteo Rossini, Sergio Terzi
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages79-87
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-41429-0
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-41428-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019 - Milan, Italy
Duration: 11 Nov 201913 Nov 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
PublisherSpringer
Volume122
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

Conference6th European Lean Educator Conference, ELEC 2019
CountryItaly
CityMilan
Period11/11/1913/11/19

Keywords

  • Industrial engineering and management
  • Junior lean company
  • Lean management system
  • Students’ unions

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