Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Global Supply Chain

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Course Offerings

Lean Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul

Course Description

This course is the first of its kind to focus exclusively on Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul organizations. Participants will learn how to eliminate waste, improve quality, create flow, and enhance responsiveness to customer needs by applying lean principles plus the Theory of Constraints.  The course specifically addresses the low volume, high variation of the MRO environment.

Key Benefits

  • Improve customer lead times and product quality while reducing inventory, floor space and labor.
  • Learn to use existing resources to provide better customer value and grow your market.
  • Understand how to meet growth in demand by eliminating waste and how to work with uncertainty in work scope and material requirements
  • Participate in hands-on simulations that illustrate the principles specific to MRO.

Duration & Dates

One week (4.5 days)
Please contact us for more information.

Joe Buckley, Director
Phone: 561-441-1031
Email: jbuckl14@utk.edu


This course is offered as an open enrollment course on the UT campus or as a custom course at your preferred location.


Kenneth Gilbert

Kenneth Gilbert is special assistant in the Office of Research, Outreach and Economic Development, working with the Tennessee Digital Jobs Factory to provide training for industry certifications in data technologies.... Full Bio

Missie Bowers

Melissa R. Bowers, is an associate professor and the Beaman Professor of Business in the Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her teaching and research interests include... Full Bio


Cost includes most meals, single-room hotel lodging, on-campus transportation, materials/simulations and professional education credits, where applicable.