Volume 7, Number 1

Sipoc Model in Moroccan Engineering Education Context: Lean Approach


Amine Hadek, Hind Chaibate, Soumia Bakkali and Souad Ajana, Hassan II University Of Casablanca, Morocco


Morocco country faces a set of challenges related to the global economic crisis which strongly affects the funding dedicated to different development sector. In this way, engineering schools are expected to respond to higher education's heightened requirement while using the minimum amount of resources. Lean thinking is a systematic approach to improve the efficiency of the educational process by promoting continuous improvement. It can be applied both to learning and administrative steps to eliminate activities that do not add value. In order to apply lean thinking principles in Moroccan engineering education we need to understand how process activities create value and interact together. The process approach is a powerful way of visualizing process flow and how inputs are transformed into outputs using different resources. The purpose of this study is to introduce the first two principles of lean thinking, namely value definition and process mapping, in Moroccan engineering education. Firstly we have chosen to study the ENSEM (National Higher School of Electricity and Mechanics) processes. We have described its learning system in order to define the value and elaborate the macro process mapping. Thereafter, we have built SIPOC process map in the ENSEM context.


Lean thinking, Moroccan engineering education, Lean principles, ENSEM, Value, macro process mapping, SIPOC.