Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training,

An Overview of the Green Belt Training curriculum

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Outline

All the materials you will need for the completion of your Lean Sigma Green Belt Certification are contained in the student centre. Please study the materials in the order they are presented. Simply click on the title and the presentation will open up in a new browser window. When you are finished, close the window and continue on to the next section, ensuring you have also studied the videos to ensure understanding. -- Should you wish to download all the materials onto your pc in order to study when you don't have an internet connection, simply right click on the link and click ‘Save Target As’ to save to you desired location on your PC.

Once you have studied all the materials, you are ready to sit the Green Belt Exam.

You will need to achieve a minimum score of 70% to pass the exam. If you score less than this, you can retake the exam as many times as you need to. Once the exam has been passed, you will need to submit your Green Belt Project, along with any supporting documentation.

We suggest you use the Project Control Document as a template for this however, any format is acceptable, as long as it demonstrates that you have led / participated in a project following the DMAIC or PDCA methodologies that has delivered tangible results (Quality, Cost or Delivery). Using other formats will delay the marking and assessment process.

Complete the various sections of the Project Control Document as you work through the project (This will also guide you through the various stages of the project and keep you on track, focused and in scope) and save any supporting documentation (E.g. process maps, value stream maps, fmea, 5S audits, meeting minutes, Tollgate review results etc.) in a folder, along with it. These can all be e-mailed to us as part of the final project submission. There is no time limit for taking the exam or submitting the Green Belt Project documents - Some advanced practitioners will be able to complete all requirements within three months, whilst others with less experience may take anything up to two years. Remember, this is not a race. It is an investment in yourself and your future. It's more important that you can apply the things you learn, so don't rush simply to get through it. Recommended additional reading The following books are not mandatory for the Green Belt qualification, but they will help to complete your understanding of the philosophies and cultural aspects of change within any organisation The Toyota Way Jeffrey Liker The Six Sigma Handbook, Revised and ... Thomas Pyzdek The Secret of a Winning Culture Larry E. Senn, John Childress

Lean Sigma Overview – This section will take you through an overview of Lean Six Sigma and present some highly workable methods of applying the tools. The following modules are contained herein:

• Lean Sigma Overview

• Standard Business Roadmap - Overview

DMAIC – Define – This section will take you through the define stage of the DMAIC cycle. Learning points are:

• To develop a team charter.

• To define the customers and their requirements (CTQ Critical to Quality).

• To map the business process to be improved

• Define terms of reference (Charter the project)

The following modules are contained herein:

• Define

• DMAIC Project Control Documentation Save this file for use in your Green Belt Project

DMAIC – Measure - This section will take you through the Measure stage of the DMAIC cycle. Learning points are:

• To measure and understand baseline performance for the current process

• Voice of the process

Some of the tools you will learn are:

• Data Collection - 7 quality tools

• Tally charts

• Bar charts

• Pareto

• Run charts

• Control charts

• Cause & effect

• Check sheets

• Evaluate measurement systems

• Gauge R&R

• Select measures of performance

• Quality Function Deployment

The following modules are contained herein:

• Measure

• Basic Statistics

• Process Mapping

DMAIC – Analyse - This section will take you through the Analyse stage of the DMAIC cycle. Learning points are:

Seek to:-

• Prioritise

• Understand

• Clues

• Causes

• Monitor improvements

• Look for signals

• Investigate source of variation

• (Special cause / Common causes)

The following modules are contained herein:

• Analyse - Lean Sigma


• Problem Solving

• PDCA (Plan Do Check Act)

DMAIC Improve - This section will take you through the Improve stage of the DMAIC cycle. Learning points are:

• Customer protection

• Get control

• Improve process

• Prioritise improvements

The following modules are contained herein:

• Improve

• 5S

• Standard work overview

• Standard Operations

• Line Balance

• Takt Time

• Kaizen / Focused Improvement Teams

• 7 Wastes

DMAIC Control - This section will take you through the Control stage of the DMAIC cycle. Learning points are:

• Control the process

– Recover

– Prevent

– Monitor

The following modules are contained herein:

• Control

• Skills Matrices


• Performance Management Systems

Once full understanding of all materials has been attained, you should complete the Green Belt exam.

Upon successful completion of the exam paper (Pass mark 70%), you will then be eligible to submit your Green Belt project summary.

This should be in either PDCA or DMAIC format and we highly recommend using the Project Control Document supplied with this course. This summary should cover all aspects of the project, with examples, diagrams, graphs and any other supporting information included. You should also include any meeting minutes to verify plans, tollgates, agreements etc. and also any testimonials received during the course of the project or at it’s completion. Once completed, upload the Project Control Document and any supporting documentation to the student centre.

Upon successful completion of the exam and satisfactory project summary, your certification will be validated and relevant documentation will be available to you.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Black Belt Training will make the difference between survival and demise for your company.

Below is a brief description of Six Sigma and its origins:

Six Sigma

Sigma is a unit of statistical measurement, which in this context is used to illustrate the quality of a process. The sigma measurement scale (spreads from two to six) describes the probability of defects in parts per million. To simplify the concept, consider applying six sigma to written text. If defects were measured in misspellings, four sigma would be equivalent to one misspelling per 30 pages of text; five sigma, one misspelling in a set of encyclopaedias; while six sigma would find only one misspelling within an entire library (small sized, of course).

Most companies produce products that "weigh in" at four sigma. This standard of quality is considered average and acceptable among consumers. However, many companies are looking to change standards because reduced defects will result in reduced costs. Six sigma green belt training will mean that your company generates and substantially saves money by functioning on the highest level of efficiency. Furthermore, the company makes more efficient use of all resources and production line waste drops off.

Six Sigma was first conceptualised as a quality goal in the 1980's by Dr. Mikel Harry and others at Motorola. In 1985, Dr. Harry presented a paper describing the relationship of a product's early-life field reliability to the frequency of repair during the manufacturing process. Originally, the objective behind six sigma training was to eliminate the cause of a problem before it became necessary to identify and repair defects. However, soon after it was implemented, six sigma was also found to reduce defects in non-manufacturing operations such as order entry and other kinds of cost saving. The traditional way of thinking is that improving quality costs money. In the past, it was prudent to ship some defects because it saved money. Now that is definitely not true. Improving sigma capability in both product and process, results in a product which is virtually latent defect-free, and also results in the lowest manufacturing costs. The warranty costs will be reduced as well, thus achieving higher levels of customer satisfaction with actually less cost.

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