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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course - Face to Face

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Course overview

The purpose of this Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course is to –

  1. describe in detail the DMAIC project methodology and ‘tollgates’

  2. explain a battery of essential lean tools and techniques to enhance quality, improve efficiency, and drive productivity

  3. demonstrate, using practical examples, visual tools, problem solving techniques, and statistical analysis

During this 2-day course, it will be explained how adopting six sigma boosts not only the organization’s growth but gives the advancement to an individual’s career.

the roles that Yellow Belts can play within Six Sigma projects is clarified

With a central focus on the DMAIC ‘breakthrough’ project management methodology, the course includes topics such as the lean enterprise toolkit, stakeholder management, creative-thinking tools, process approach (SIPOC), and value stream mapping (VSM) analysis.

Course details

The 2-day syllabus includes the following topics –

The Six Sigma methodology

  • Basics of Six Sigma

  • Meanings of ‘Six Sigma’

  • History of Six Sigma & Continuous Improvement

  • Deliverables of a Lean Six Sigma Project

  • Focus of Yellow Belt training

Define Phase – The Basics of Six Sigma

  • Voice of the Customer, Business and Employee

  • The Problem Solving Strategy Y = f(x) + ε

  • Six Sigma philosophy & methodology

  • Six Sigma Roles & Responsibilities

Define Phase – The Fundamentals of Six Sigma

  • Defining a Process

  • Critical to Quality Characteristics (CTQ's)

  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)

  • Pareto Analysis (80:20 rule)

  • Explanations of DPU (defects per unit), DPMO (defects per million opportunities), FPY (first pass yield) and RTY (rolled throughput yield)

  • Basic Six Sigma Metrics (including DPU, DPMO, FPY, RTY, Cycle Time & Takt Time)

Define Phase – Selecting (Lean) Six Sigma Projects

  • Nature of Six Sigma projects

  • Examples: Six Sigma project targets and impacts

  • Guidelines for ‘winning’ projects

  • Building a Business Case & Project Charter

  • Developing Project Metrics

  • Financial Evaluation & Benefits Capture

Define Phase – The Lean Enterprise

  • Understanding Lean

  • The History of Lean

  • Lean & Six Sigma

  • The Seven Elements of Waste (Overproduction, Correction, Inventory, Motion, Overprocessing, Conveyance, Waiting)

  • 5S Practice (Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize and Sustain/Self-Discipline)

  • Understanding Six Sigma ‘tollgates’

  • Define Tollgate

Measure Phase – Process Definition

  • Cause & Effect (Fishbone) Diagrams

  • Process Mapping, SIPOC, Value Stream Map

  • X-Y Diagram

  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Measure Phase – Six Sigma Statistics

  • Two components of the Measure Phase

  • Importance of data – and data focus

  • Different types of measurement and data

  • Data collection plan

  • Basic Statistics (Mean, Range, Standard Deviation)

  • Example: Machining shaft diameters

  • Descriptive Statistics (Run Chart & Histogram)

  • Exercise: Analysis of shaft diameters

  • Normal Distributions & Normality

  • Graphical Analysis & Anderson-Darling test

Measure Phase – Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

  • Precision & Accuracy

  • Bias, Linearity & Stability

  • Example: initial gauge study (bias and linearity)

  • Example: Type 1 Gauge Study – gauge variation study

  • Gauge Repeatability & Reproducibility

  • GR&R Study and interpretation of results

Measure Phase – Process Capability Studies

  • Capability Analysis (Cp & Cpk)

  • Concept of Stability – causes of process variation

  • Steps in attaining statistical control

  • Deploying SPC (Statistical Process Control)

  • Monitoring using the 8 industry standard tests

  • Measure Tollgate

Control Phase – Lean Controls

  • Control Methods for 5S

  • Kanban

  • Five ‘Ms’ (elements) of standard work

  • Poka-Yoke (Mistake proofing)

Control Phase – Six Sigma Control Plans

Cost-Benefit Analysis

  • Elements of the Control Plan (document)

  • Elements of the Response Plan

  • Control Tollgate

Extended Q&A session

Who should attend

The Lean Six Sigma course has no formal entry requirements and can be attended by anyone who is interested in business improvement.

no prior knowledge of statistics is required!

The 2-day course has been created for Team Leaders, Continuous Improvement Champions and Quality Professionals who want to become savvy with the values of the Lean Six Sigma.

Deliverables & benefits

On successfully completion of the course, all participants will receive their Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate.

They will then be able to work on ‘breakthrough’ projects with qualified Green and Black belts.


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