Aerospace & Defense

Executive Education 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)

  • November 13, 2017 - November 17, 2017
  • March 19, 2018 - March 23, 2018
  • September 17, 2018 - September 21, 2018
  • November 12, 2018 - November 16, 2018

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

Location

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

Faculty

Missie Bowers

Melissa R. Bowers, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor and the Beaman Professor of Business in the Haslam College of Business at University of Tennessee Knoxville where she is the ...

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 ...

Gary Adams
Gary is Director of Continuous Improvement for Delta Air Lines in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has worked for 20 years. He is a licensed aircraft mechanic, pilot, also possesses a first class FCC license. Gary received his original aviation training with the United States Marine Corps. Gary received his undergraduate degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and graduate degree from the University of Tennessee. Gary received lean training from the University of Tennessee and traveled to many parts of the world to study various businesses improvement techniques; He is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has consulted numerous organizations. Currently, Gary is a faculty member for Haslam’s Graduate and Executive Education Lean MRO course.

Cost

$4,500

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