Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

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Lean Six Sigma is the combination of the two most effective business improvement initiatives of the past two decades. Lean, pioneered by Toyota, seeks to minimise waste and maximise the speed of a process. Six Sigma, pioneered by Motorola, seeks to m... Read More

Lean Six Sigma is the combination of the two most effective business improvement initiatives of the past two decades. Lean, pioneered by Toyota, seeks to minimise waste and maximise the speed of a process. Six Sigma, pioneered by Motorola, seeks to minimise defects and maximise process capability. The marriage of Lean and Six Sigma has combined the best of both into a powerful weapon against waste and variation, enabling significant process improvements across all industries. This two day Yellow Belt course is an excellent package for a general introduction to the structured approach to problem solving and practise in using some of the tools and techniques to prepare candidates to participate on Lean Six Sigma project teams.

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What's covered?

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The course will be structured to giving participants a good understanding of the concepts and key tools of Lean Six Sigma on the first day and to simulate a Lean Six Sigma project on the second day using a core business process that can be identified in advance of the training. The output of the training will be candidates ready to participate on Lean Six Sigma projects. The course has little or no statistical content and will focus on identifying waste, using team tools, connecting knowledge based tools and identifying data collection requirements to improve process learning.

Introduction

  • Lean concepts – such as  VA, NVA, BNVA and 7 wastes
  • Six Sigma concepts – such as y=f(x), common vs special cause variation and controllable vs noise variables

Core Topics & Tools (introduced on day 1 with practical use on day 2)

  • DMAIC methodology
  • Project planning (Problem statement, goals, business case, scoping, milestones)
  • Process Mapping Techniques (SIPOC, Flow Charts, IPO maps, Spaghetti diagrams)
  • Brainstorming and cause screening
  • Data collection planning
  • Root cause analysis
  • Basic graphical analysis – Pareto, Histogram, Time Series Analysis
  • Creative thinking (Anti-Solutions)
  • Prioritisation techniques (PICK Charts)
  • Control Planning

Who should attend?

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This course is intended for anyone in the organisation intending to participate on Lean Six Sigma projects or progressing to Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt levels.

What will I learn?

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Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the programme;

  • To understand the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and their application to process improvement.
  • To understand the methodology of the DMAIC approach to business process improvement.
  • To practice the use of the basic problem solving tools used in a Lean Six Sigma project

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Duration
2 training days
Course Times

9.00am - 5.00pm

Delivery Mode
This programme is available In-House

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Great day. Lots of learning and materials very good. Practical details to take away.

– Elaine Hassett, Head of Recruitment, UCD

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