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Lean Six Sigma: Yellow Belt

COURSE TYPE

Foundation

Course Number

3991

Duration

2 Days
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In two consecutive half day sessions, this practical and hands-on Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course trains you to know the origin and aims of Lean, Six Sigma, and Lean Six Sigma, as well as understand the roles and responsibilities within a Lean Six Sigma Team. You learn the terms, tools, and DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methods and definitions, how to apply the basics of Six Sigma, and lean to a process. Use Lean Six Sigma tools to apply important measures and recover when a problem occurs. A toolbook and the after-training quiz are included.

Training accredited by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth:

Professional certification is a process in which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, as a basis, for performing a specific job. The proof comes in the form of a certification earned by passing quizzes, an exam, case studies, actual case or some combination of these items that are provided by an accredited organization. Accreditation is recognition that an educational institution has a certain standard of quality that other reputable organizations will honor. Without accreditation the certification provider may not provide the participant lasting value. Therefore, it is imperative that you receive your certification from a trusted, accredited institution. Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation is a non-governmental, non-profit, self-regulatory, peer review process based on rigorous standards.

You Will Learn How To

  • Practice developing a SIPOC with Input, Process, and Output measures
  • Learn how to develop current state Quality, Speed, and Financial Metrics
  • Practice building a Measure Phase Data Collection Plan
  • Design Cause and Effect Diagram linking root causes to the process issue
  • Practice creating a Pareto Chart that quantifies the significant root causes
  • Learn how to identify and write up a Solutions (Implementation) Plan
  • Practice writing a process Control/Response/Escalation Plan
  • Learn how to create a Charters Problem Statement that is measurable and linked to the Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  • Problem solve using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) model

Important Course Information

Who would benefit from this training?

Any direct employee, in office or operational areas; Managers/supervisors of processes; Quality department personnel; Others who want to learn a problem solving methodology that can be utilized in many aspects of work life.

Course Materials

Students will be provided with a PDF of the class materials.

All sessions are recorded, placed in a dropbox, and provided to participants for download to a computer in the event of a missed class or for review in the future.

Exam Information

Online, open book, multiple choice. Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, will issue a certificate of completion, in PDF format, to participants who complete the workshop with appropriate attendance and pass the take home quiz.

Course Outline

  • The Process / The Customers

What is a Process?

What Do Our Customers Want

Management, Core & Support Processes

  • Lean

Origins of Lean

what is Lean?

The 7 Wastes of Lean

Value Analysis

The Lessons of Lean

Analysis Tool: “Value-Add” Assessment

Takt Rate Analysis

Visible Workplace

  • Six Sigma Section

Six Sigma History

What is Six Sigma?

How Capable are your Products & Services

Why 99% Yield is Not Good Enough

Six (6) Causes of Variation

  • Lean Six Sigma Integration Section

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Why Combine Lean & Six Sigma?

The DMAIC Methodology

Funnel-Down Many Variables to the Critical Few!

High Level DMAIC Approach

  • Define

Define Activities and Tools

Project Charter Elements

Building an Opportunity or Problem Statement

Opportunity or Problem Statement Examples

Creating the SIPOC Map and Developing Metrics

Define Phase Completion Check

  • Measure

Measure Activities and Tools

Value Steam Map Example

Value Stream Map Symbols

Measure – What gets measured?

  • Analyze

Analyze Activities and Tools

Cause and Effect Diagram

How to Build a Cause and Effect Diagram

Cause and Effect Diagram Example

Pareto Chart

  • Improve

Improve Activities and Tools

Solution Plan

Solution Plan Example

Improve Completion Checks

  • Control

Control Activities and Tools

What is a Control / Response Plan?

Control / Response Plans Questions?

Control Completion Checks

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Attendee Benefits

After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.

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