Executive Education

Short Courses

Custom Solutions

Courses can be conducted onsite at your organization or modified to suit your organization’s needs. We offer custom solutions in aerospace and defense, global supply chain management, healthcare and strategic leadership. Contact our industry representatives for more information.

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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.

Available Industries: Aerospace & Defense, Global Supply Chain

Duration & Dates

One week (4.5 days)

  • September 11, 2017 - September 15, 2017
  • November 13, 2017 - November 17, 2017

Please call +1 (865) 974-1616 for more information.
Peggy Jarrett, Director


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


Missie Bowers

Melissa R. Bowers, Ph.D., is Director of the Master’s in Business Analytics Program and the Beaman Professor of Business in the Department of Business Analytics and Statistics at ...

Kenneth Gilbert

Kenneth Gilbert, a Professor and Program Chairman, holds a B.S. degree in Mathematics from Berea College, an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee, and a Ph....

Mandyam Srinivasan

Dr. Mandyam Srinivasan joined the faculty in 1992. His current research interests are in performance modeling and evaluation of manufacturing systems. His teaching interests include performance evaluation, lean production systems ...



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