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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

A Two-Day Seminar

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is the 1st step into the world of process improvement, regardless of whether your employer is dedicated to the LSS methodology.

Yellow Belts can be front line employees who will participate on a continuous process improvement teams or management champions who will charter improvement projects and Kaizen events.  This course provides an overview of the essentials tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma. Certification is based on a multiple-choice test administered online.

The two-day seminar is a natural stepping stone toward Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Seminar Outline

Course Outline:

    • Introduction
      • Culture of continuous improvement
      • What is Lean?
        • Classic Lean example
      • What is Six Sigma?
        • Classic 6S example
      • How Lean and Six Sigma work together
    •  Essentials of Lean (Process Waste)
        • Value vs. Waste
        • Process Basics

      Best practices for eliminating waste

    • Essentials of Six Sigma (Outcome Variation)
      • Overview of DMAIC
      • Process Measures
      • Kaizen
    • Define Phase
      • Objective of this Phase
      • Required Inputs for this Phase
        • Project Charter
      •  Tools
        • Stakeholder Analysis
        • Voice of Customer
        • SIPOC
        • Process Maps
      •  Common pitfalls to avoid
    • Measure Phase
      • Objective of this Phase
      • Required Inputs for this Phase
        • Project Charter
        • SIPOC
        • Team
      • Types of data
      • Identifying pulse points
      • Measurement definition and data collection
      • Baseline measures (yield, times, etc…)
      • Common pitfalls to avoid
    • Analyze Phase
      • Objective of this Phase
      • Finding root causes
        • Pareto diagram
        • Trend chart
        • Scatter diagram
        • Fishbone diagram
      • Scope of improvement
        • Histogram
        • Process S-curves
      • Common pitfalls to avoid
    • Improve Phase
      • Objective of this Phase
      • Eliminating non-value-added activities
      • Brainstorming
      • Prioritize
      • Test
      • Implementing solutions
      • Common pitfalls to avoid
    • Control Phase
      • Objective of this Phase
      •  Tools
        • Standard work
        • 5S
        • Control Plan
      • Managing at the front line
      • Control charts
      • Poka Yoke
      • Common pitfalls to avoid
    • Conclusion
      • Certification
      • What to do when you get back to the office

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification will deliver fundamental process improvement skills that can be applied in any industry.

Who Should Attend

This program is ideal for individuals who need familiarity with the Lean Six Sigma process and basic process improvement tools, teams and organizations that are beginning to deploy Six Sigma, or individuals who want to improve their knowledge and skills in the DMAIC process and techniques. These include:

  • Process performers/subject matter experts
  • Front-line managers and supervisors
  • Executives and leaders who need to charter and evaluate improvement projects

Participants will be able to use basic quality tools as members of a process improvement team.

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