Syllabus for Lean Management

Lean management


  • 5 credits
  • Course code: 1TG253
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Industrial Engineering and Management G1F
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
  • Established: 2015-03-10
  • Established by:
  • Revised: 2023-02-07
  • Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
  • Applies from: Autumn 2023
  • Entry requirements:

    Participation in courses of 35 credits in Industrial Engineering and Management, of which 30 credits must be completed.

  • Responsible department: Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course the student shall be able to:

  • give an account of theory and application in Lean
  • apply principles, working methods and tools in Lean
  • critically review advantages and disadvantages of Lean
  • give an account of how Lean can be related to total quality management.


Lean is studied in the context of total quality management. Lean principles, working methods and tools are applied to selected value flows in an organisation.


Lectures, guest lectures, exercises, seminarier, study visits.


Written assignments (4 credits). Seminars (1 credit).

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may decide to make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding targeted pedagogical support from the university's disability coordinator.

Other directives

The course cannot be included in a degree together with 1TG260 Lean for Quality Development.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Autumn 2023

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.

  • Liker, Jeffrey K. Nilsson, Björn The Toyota way : 14 ledningsprinciper för Lean i världsklass

    Andra upplagan: Stockholm: Liber, [2022]

    Find in the library

Last modified: 2022-04-26