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Experiencing production ramp-up education for engineers

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This paper presents a game of industrialisation, based on a paper airplane, that mimics real world production ramp-up and blends classical engineering courses together. It is based on a low cost product so that it can be mass produced. The game targets graduate students and practitioners in engineering fields. For students, it offers an experiment in which methods learned in separate courses can be applied. For practitioners, it affords an opportunity to engage in reflexive practices related to industrialisation. Both students and practitioners are able to experience integrated management, required by industrialisation, in a controlled environment: the laboratory.
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Keywords: gaming; learning by doing; production ramp-up; serious game

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, École Polytechnique de Montreal, C.P. 6079, Centre-VilleMontrealQuebecH3C 3A7, Canada 2: Grenoble Institute of Technology, Industrial and System Engineering, Grenoble, France 3: Laboratory G-SCOP,Grenoble INP, France

Publication date: 2011-08-01

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