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ASQ Approved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

ASQ Approved Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

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Learn the breakthrough methodology that can save your company millions of dollars!

The Six Sigma methodology is a systematic application focused on achieving significant financial results and increasing customer satisfaction. When properly deployed on carefully selected business projects, this methodology can substantially reduce and, in many cases, eliminate defects, process waste, and out-of-control processes, translating into dramatic business gains.

This course teaches participants the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology using case studies from various industries. Participants will learn to define improvement projects to satisfy customers and reduce variation. This training course will teach and prepare participants to implement the principles, practices, and techniques of 'Lean Six Sigma.' Green belts traditionally lead process stakeholders and may be assigned specific process-level improvement projects that generally do not require the statistical rigor demonstrated by a black belt. This course is quite intense and challenging yet satisfying in terms of the knowledge gained in 5 days.

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Course Methodology

This course is consultant-led and classroom-based. The instruction is a blend of lectures, applications, and individual and team-based exercises. Laptops will be used extensively during the course to practice Minitab. Various activities and an entire case study will be used to direct and illustrate the implementation of a project. Games and discussions will also be used to enrich course delivery.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Develop the Six Sigma methodology and execute its roadmap
  • Apply the principles of the Six Sigma 'DMAIC' performance improvement model
  • Examine in detail the various elements of building a complete project for improvement
  • Implement commonly used statistical analysis using statistical tools and software
  • Analyze types of waste and defects by applying Lean and Six Sigma
  • Collect, analyze, and quantify data that enable process improvements
Target Audience

Individuals from all organization departments, including finance, quality, business operations staff, and process owners. The course is also suited to those preparing for Green Belt certification as it covers the Body of Knowledge required for ASQ Green Belt Certification (CSSGB).

Target Competencies
  • Applying Six Sigma
  • Computing process capability
  • Understanding descriptive and inferential statistics
  • Interpreting statistical process control
  • Understanding Lean principles

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic statistics will help understand the statistical concepts used in the course. Familiarity with the seven basic problem-solving tools is also an advantage.

We suggest that participants bring a business improvement idea that positively impacts their organization (e.g., cost savings of $10,000 to $50,000). The knowledge and skills learned in this course will be applied to transform this idea into a project.

Participants must bring their laptops pre-installed with Minitab statistical software. The computer must have administrator privileges to allow participants to install Minitab software and access a USB.

Course Outline
  • Overview and Foundation of Six Sigma and Lean
    • Benefits of Six Sigma
    • History and origins
    • Cost of poor quality (COPQ)
    • Define phase: Tools and methods
    • Six Sigma project definition
    • Project selection process
    • Charter the improvement project
    • Define the scope and problem statement
    • Voice of Customer (VOC) and Critical to Quality (CTQ)
    • Kano model analysis
    • Drafting SIPOC
    • The case study
    • Essential Lean Six Sigma Metrics
    • Introduction to Six Sigma level calculations
    • Process capability, 'Cp' and 'CpK'
    • Project planning and management
    • Communication plan
    • Team dynamics and performance
    • Introduction and tutorial sessions on Minitab
  • Measure Phase: Introduction and Tools
    • Data collection and summary
    • Types of data
    • Importance of the CE matrix
    • Sample data collection
    • Sampling techniques
    • Measurement systems analysis: Gauge R&R
    • Advanced process capability
    • Data normality
    • Review of the seven quality tools
  • Analyze Phase: Introduction and Tools
    • Statistical process control
    • Control charts and stability
    • Process mapping
    • Qualitative analysis and quick wins
    • Graphical analysis
    • Probability and basic statistics
    • Histograms
    • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and multi-plot diagrams
    • Chi-square analysis
    • Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Improve Phase: Introduction and Tools
    • Piloting and implementation
    • Pre and post capability
    • Test of hypothesis
    • Not golfing like Tiger? Six Sigma can help
    • The catapult experiment
    • Control phase
    • Control plans
  • Introduction to Lean Enterprise
    • Lean or Six Sigma?
    • Lean tools and principles
    • Types of waste: Muda, Muri, and Mura
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Spaghetti Diagram for distance analysis
    • Other Lean tools (e.g., Pull system, POUS)
    • Visual Management (5S)
    • Mistake proofing
    • Project management and documentation
    • Tollgate questions
    • Tips and tricks to kick off your first project
American Society for Quality (ASQ)

Meirc is an approved training provider in the region for the American Society for Quality (ASQ), the world leading authority on quality. With more than 100,000 members worldwide, ASQ advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results and create better workplaces and communities. Meirc’s association with ASQ is indicative of our joint commitment to support ASQ in its mission in this region. We cover topics on several quality-related topics such as six sigma green belts, lean principles and preparation for the certified Manager of Quality/ Organization Excellence.

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