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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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.

BRCGS Global Standard for Storage & Distribution Issue 4 Sites Training

BRCGS Global Standard for Storage & Distribution Issue 4 Sites Training Course The new Global Standard for Storage & Distribution Issue 4 was launched on 2nd November 2020. It ensures the quality and safety of products during their storage and distribution throughout the supply chain. The new Standard is specifically designed for logistics operations dealing with Food, Packaging, and Consumer Products. Duration 2 Days, 09.00 – 18.00 Who should attend? Technical & Quality Managers and their teams from manufacturing, retailing, and BRCGS Professionals. Prior knowledge Delegates must have read and reviewed a copy of the standard which can be downloaded free of charge from http://www.brcgsbookshop.com/. Course summary The intention of the course is to enable delegates to gain a full understanding of the general principles of the Standard, and how to comply with the requirements. Delegates will also gain an understanding of what to expect during the process of certification, and actions needed prior to, during and after the audit. This course is developed in modules and formatted for virtual or face to face learning. This blended approach reinforces understanding with individual and group activities including case study exercises and a post-course assessment. Course objectives This two-day course will provide delegates with an in-depth understanding of the revisions to the format and content of Issue 4, including particular reference to the changes made in response to the issues and concerns of the logistics industry. The course is designed to equip delegates with the skills and knowledge to successfully implement Issue 4 of the standard at their site. Key learning objectives: At the end of the course, delegates will be able to: Identify the aims of the BRCGS schemeExplain how to meet the requirements if the StandardDescribe what to expect from your BRCGS auditUtilise and understand the benefits of the BRCGS resources In-House Courses Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements. Style of Delivery and Course Leaders Our course tutors are approved training providers, approved by BRCGS. They are qualified and experienced with extensive practical knowledge across a wide range of sectors including food manufacturing, catering and retail. Certification This BRCGS course carries the following Assessment: 50 question exam: pass mark 75%. By understanding the requirements delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded a BRCGS Certificate issued by the BRCGS.

Lean Practitioner

Introduction This highly interactive 3 day internationally recognised training program is designed for those people who require a basic understanding of the techniques and principles of Lean. We do not touch on heavy statistical analysis during Lean Foundation or Practitioner program. Please see Lean 6 Sigma Programs. What is Lean? Lean is a set of principles, methods, tools, and techniques for process improvement in all forms of business. Most of its principles, methods, tools and techniques have been developed over many decades and even centuries…however the term ‘Lean’ was developed out of the effective implementation of these tools and techniques by Toyota car manufacturing in the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s. The intention is to eliminate waste therefore increasing value and making your processes Safer, Easier, Better, Faster and Cheaper. Duration 3 Days, 9.00-16.00 (including exam on the final day) Who should attend? Lean 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 Practitioner is intended for those who plan to lead process improvement project and / or problem-solving activities. Ideally, they would be supported by a number of staff who have completed the Lean Foundation course. Course objectives This course is for those businesses who feel they do not want or need to use heavy statistical analysis. Lean provides an understanding of a 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. The course is intended for the delegates to ‘think differently’ during their working day to work smarter, not harder. Lean specifically offers the following benefits: Improved Quality of products and services Improves efficiency Improved delivery times Reduced waiting times Reduced costs Improved customer satisfaction Improved employee morale Course content This course takes a deeper dive into some of the subjects already discussed in the Foundation element, in addition: Respect for people Building Lean Teams Visual Management Advanced VOC & CTQ Lean Metrics Advance Problem Solving Prioritization tools – Pugh Matrix Value Stream Mapping What are the benefits In order to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the topics discussed, there is an examination on Day 5 of this course. This is a multi-choice open book exam. On successful completion, delegates can call themselves certified a Lean Practitioner and have the knowledge to lead process improvement teams. Having several Practitioners within the organization will give ownership 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 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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