Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

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The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training is designed to provide delegates with an entry level understanding of Lean Six Sigma methods and prepare them to participate, as contributors, to Lean Six Sigma projects. Yellow Belts are not experts in the methodology, but understand the activities, deliverables and key concepts of team problem solving.

Lean Six Sigma first emphasizes the use of Lean methodologies and tools to identify and remove waste and increase process velocity, then follows that with the use of Six Sigma methodologies and tools to identify and reduce or remove process variation. As a Yellow Belt you will have a good introduction to the Six Sigma theory and be able to contribute to projects within your organization. Play your part in achieving operational and transactional improvements to save time and money and boost customer service delivery.

This interactive course will explore how Lean Six Sigma methodology can help your organization solve both technical and human challenges of sustainable projects and will improve the project management processes and mindsets alike.We will explore the lean six sima through a series of dynamic presentations, cutting edge videos, exciting group activities, and real-world applicable case studies.

Key Takeaways

  1. Be confident that your DMAIC and problem solving projects are effective
  2. Share understanding across your business of where and how to make improvements
  3. Improve efficiency, save time, cut costs and boost customer satisfaction
  4. Encourage professional development and motivate employees

 

*Successful completion of the course materials, and exam makes you a  Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt . You can use this designation on your resume and business card. 

*Earn Professional Development Units towards maintaining your relevant certification/license.

*Earn (Professional Development Credit) upon successful completion of this program toward SHRM.

Who Should Attend This Program 

Anyone who is involved in, or affected by…

  • Project Managers
  • Non-operational Business Owners / Managing Directors
  • Operations Directors
  • Operations Managers
  • Operations Leads / Supervisors
  • Customer Service Heads
  • HR Directors
  • HR Managers
  • Professionals and managers with management responsibilities in operations
  • Service or quality managers
  • Business and process managers and professionals
  • Project leaders responsible for designing and implementing change projects

Course Requirements

Delegates must meet the following criteria to be eligible for certificate of completion:

  1. Attendance – delegates must attend all sessions of the course. Delegates who miss more than two hours of the course sessions will not be eligible to sit for the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination.
  2. Successful completion of the course exam– Upon completion of this training course and examination you will receive your Lean Six Sigma yellow belt certification  which has been fully accredited by IASSC.

Topics That Will Be Covered

Introduction

  • The Basics of Six Sigma
  • Meanings of Six Sigma
  • General History of Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement
  • Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project
  • The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x)
  • Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee
  • Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities

The Fundamentals of Six Sigma

  • Defining a Process
  • Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQ’s)
  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Pareto Analysis (80:20 rule)
  • Basic Six Sigma Metrics: including DPU, DPMO, FTY, RTY Cycle Time

Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects

  • Building a Business Case & Project Charter
  • Developing Project Metrics
  • Financial Evaluation & Benefits Capture

The Lean Enterprise

  • Understanding Lean
  • The History of Lean
  • Lean & Six Sigma
  • The Seven Elements of Wastes: Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting.
  • 5S: Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Self-Discipline, Sort

 

Measure Phase

  • Process Definition
    • Cause & Effect / Fishbone Diagrams
    • Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map
    • X-Y Diagram
    • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Six Sigma Statistics
    • Basic Statistics
    • Descriptive Statistics
    • Normal Distributions & Normality
    • Graphical Analysis
  • Measurement System Analysis
    • Precision & Accuracy
    • Bias, Linearity & Stability
    • Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility
    • Variable & Attribute MSA
  • Process Capability
    • Capability Analysis
    • Concept of Stability
    • Attribute & Discrete Capability
    • Monitoring Techniques

Control Phase

  • Lean Controls
    • Control Methods for 5S
    • Kanban
    • Poka-Yoke (Mistake Proofing)
  • Six Sigma Control Plans
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Elements of the Control Plan
    • Elements of the Response Plan