Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt

Improve business performance through applying the proven techniques of Lean & Six Sigma
Overview

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that combines the two proven philosophies of Lean (which focuses on speed, efficiency and removing waste from processes) and Six Sigma (which focuses on effectiveness and reducing variation). The Yellow Belt certification provides an ideal introduction into both of these approaches and how they complement and supplement one another.

Course Code
LSS2YB
Duration
2 Days
Delivery Style
Classroom
Course Type
Public or Private
Max Delegates
12
Available as Nutshell
No

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Purpose of this course

This 2-day Instructor led, Yellow Belt Foundation Course aims to develop understanding and awareness of the Lean and Six Sigma philosophies and introduces delegates to the core principles, tools, techniques and practices of both approaches.

Who is this course for

This course is suitable for anyone who is interested in Business/Process improvement and is seeking to understand and develop the skills and knowledge necessary to contribute to a Lean Six Sigma Project or team.

You will learn how to
  • Understand the basic principles and concepts of Lean Six Sigma
  • Understand the fundamentals of and be able to apply the DMAIC process and methodologies
  • Understand and be able to use some of the basic Lean and Six Sigma tools and techniques
  • Be able to actively participate and contribute to Lean Six Sigma projects and/or teams
Benefits for your organisation

This course will help provide your business with the skills and knowledge necessary to bring about significant performance improvements in a structured and controlled manner.

Train staff in a proven business improvement approach, equipping them with the tools to improve existing processes and develop effective new processes.

Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.

Benefits for you as an individual

You will gain or increase your awareness of Lean Six Sigma principles, tools and techniques.

You will become able to contribute to and work effectively within improvement projects and teams.

You will learn to analyse and refine processes in order to improve performance, reduce waste and variation, and improve quality and consistency.

Enterprise Overview

Lean History, Philosophy, Principles and wastes
Six Sigma History, Philosophy and the process equation
Lean Six Sigma Key Principles and the DMAIC Improvement Model
Continuous Improvement Organisation – Roles and Responsibilities
Team Based Approach – Practises, Evolution and Brainstorming
Other Improvement Methods – Design for Lean Six Sigma (DLSS)

Define Phase

The Voice of the Business and the Project Charter
The Voice of the Customer – CTQ’s \ Customer Segments \ Kano
The Voice of the Process – SIPOC diagrams
The Voice of the Stakeholders – Mapping and Communication Planning

Measure Phase

Discrete and Continuous Data
Measurement and Systems Analysis
Data Collection, Planning and Techniques
Descriptive Statistics and Sigma Capability, Defects and Yields
Deployment Maps and Transformation Diagrams

Analyse Phase

Value Analysis, Value Stream Mapping and Theory of Constraints
Cause and Effect Analysis – Ishikawa, the 5 Why’s and Hypothesis Testing
Correlation

Improve Phase

Stabilisation and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
Jidoka
Rapid Improvement Approach (Kaizen)
Creating Level Work Flow and Setup Reduction
Work Cells and Product Family Analysis
Solution Selection – Impact/Effort Evaluation

Control Phase

Common and Special causes of Variation
Statistical Process Control
Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
Control Planning
Visibility Principle
Project Handover

Prerequisites

A minimum awareness/understanding of basic mathematics and statistics.

More about the exam

The Yellow Belt certification consists of a two day course with an open book exam at the end of day two. The 60 minute exam consists of 50 questions and a mark of 32 or more is required to pass.

Exam results will be issued directly to candidates by APMG.  

Exam Fee
£146.00

About the Lead Trainer

No training is dull with Tim. He oozes a real pleasure in teaching people stuff they don’t know. Tim loves developing new courses and sharing his knowledge at many on-site customer locations. In addition to training, Tim is an experienced consultant, advising on company computing requirements.  Did we mention that he also likes to read computing books and blogs in his spare time?