Introduction

This 2 day internationally recognised training program is designed for those people who require working understanding of the techniques and principles of Lean 6 Sigma.


What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a set of principles, methods, tools and techniques for process improvement in all forms of work and business. Most of its principles, methods, tools and techniques have been developed over many decades and even centuries…however the term ‘Lean’ developed out of the effective implementation of these principles, methods, tools and techniques by Toyota car manufacturing in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s and the term ‘Six Sigma’ was coined by Motorola in the 1980’s as the name for their Quality improvement program.


Six Sigma, a data-driven approach to eliminate defects in processes, was introduced and developed at Motorola. Statistical analyses of processes are combined with organizational rewards. Six Sigma evolved side-by-side with Lean, and although can be used as independent entities, they also complement each other very well.


Duration

2 Days, 9.00-16.00 (including an exam on day 2)

Who should attend?

Lean Six Sigma is used across all sectors and all different sizes of business.

  • Manufacturing
  • Health Services
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Government Services
  • Education
  • Oil and Gas Services
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Services

Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt dives deeper into Lean tools and techniques and starts looking into Six Sigma methodologies (DMAIC) and is intended for those who would assist and participate in process improvement activities. This can include workers who physically work on the job, after all who knows better that the person / people using the process day in, day out?

The ‘Yellow Belt’ would normally assist the Green or Black Belt who are usually the project lead.

Course objectives

Lean Six Sigma provides a comprehensive and proven approach for the positive transformation of any organization by using the principles, methods, tools, and techniques to improve the key processes that make up the organization.

Lean Six Sigma specifically offers the following benefits:

  • Improved Quality of products and services
  • Lower amounts of defects, scrap, and rework
  • Improved delivery times
  • Reduced waiting times
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Improved employee morale

Course content

  • Recap basic tools covered in White Belt – Delegates DO NOT have to complete White Belt to commence Yellow Belt as all topics are covered
  • 5s, 8 Wastes, Visualization, Standardization
  • Kaizen Activities / Plan, Do, Check, Act (Adjust)
  • Process flow / Value Stream Mapping
  • Introduction: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control (DMAIC)
  • Benefits of data driven decision making
  • 7 Quality Tools

What are the benefits

In order to demonstrate a good understanding of the topics discussed, there is an examination on Day 2 of this course. This is a multi-choice open book exam. On successful completion, delegates can call themselves certified Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belts. Having a large percentage of the workforce trained to Yellow Belt will allow the organization to become pro-active in applying continuous improvement to make their processes Safer, Easier, Better, Faster and Cheaper resulting in improved customer satisfaction and business stability.


In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style of Delivery and Course Leaders

This course is delivered in partnership with Lean 6 Services. Our course leaders have extensive industrial experience. They are qualified and experienced Process / Operational Managers with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas

Certification

Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an ILSSI (International Lean Six Sigma Institute) Accredited training certificate.

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