Implementation of 5S Lean Methodology in Reviewing Competencies in a Higher Education Institution

Abstract

The potential of applying Lean Management in Higher Education Institutions has increased significantly in last few years leading to tremendous savings. Reviewing and updating competencies’ curriculum matrix is one of the critical and complicated processes that consume time and effort, and this has triggered searching for a scientific and sustainable approach to manage such review. This paper presents a novel approach of implementing Lean (5S) methodology in reviewing technical competencies required for the graduates of the Military Technological College in the Sultanate of Oman. The 5S framework has been imbedded into an action plan using the PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, and Act) Deming’s cycle. As a result, the method applied has helped in sorting out the actual required competencies, the team has identified the required (new, amended, and deleted) competencies in all of the targeted Engineering Departments, in addition, the major wastes within the overall process were identified and the future review process was standardised and documented.



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Jasim Al Dairi, Military Technological College, Oman
Yousuf Al Khamisi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman

Paper Information
Conference: ACE2023
Stream: Higher education

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To cite this article:
Dairi J., & Khamisi Y. (2024) Implementation of 5S Lean Methodology in Reviewing Competencies in a Higher Education Institution ISSN: 2186-5892 The Asian Conference on Education 2023: Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2024.11
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2186-5892.2024.11


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