Why should your business TRAIN your employees in Six Sigma and Lean?
Did you know that, when taught and applied correctly, Six Sigma will ….
Once your problems are understood and fixed using Six Sigma, the Lean tools and techniques can be used to correctly engage your customers. Two models are available.
The details of the Training course
Six Sigma Green Belt with Lean Practitioner course, presented as a combined single course, in which all the SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT AND LEAN competencies will be taught across 5 sections. The competencies have been grouped.
The course addresses the development of the delegate knowledge in order for the delegate to progress towards the competency requirements defined in ISO18404.
To prepare the delegate for the Six Sigma Green Belt with Lean Practitioner course, Jonathan Smyth-Renshaw & Associates Limited will issue a delegate pre-course information document. This course is taught in situ within the business - time is taken to implement the tools and techniques learnt within the business.
Section 1 – Introduction
This section addresses the knowledge required for the following competencies - Lean Practitioner competencies 1, 4 and Green Belt competencies 1, 2, 8. The introduction of the course is to provide an overview of Six Sigma and Lean – this section includes the use of ImR control charts and capability assessment. As in general Six Sigma is used to address situation where no data exists or the measures at not stable and predictable, or if the process is stable and predictable the capability is low resulting in problems both internally and/or for customers. The use of Lean is more appropriate in situations where processes are stable, predictable, and capable to ensure flow to Customer where there are minimal problems or issues encountered by the end customer.
Section 2 – Culture management
This section addresses the knowledge required for the following competencies - Lean Practitioner competencies 3, 8 and Green Belt competencies 3, 20. As both the implementation of Lean and Six Sigma are change programmes the need to introduce and understand change and the impact of change within company culture is clear. Those on the training will encounter a degree of resistance to change. This section teaches how to address resistance to change and strategies to unblock situation where resistance is encountered.
Section 3 – Self
This section addresses the knowledge required for the following competencies - Lean Practitioner competencies 5, 13 and Green Belt competencies 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 15, 18, 21. Independent of Lean and Six Sigma there are several competencies which relate to knowledge which is related to self-development. For example, to highlight two competencies, creativity thinking and statistical concepts are areas of knowledge which can be used in situations in which Lean or Six Sigma are not being used. However, to master the knowledge of Six Sigma and Lean these competencies are necessary, but their knowledge allows the application in a wide range of other areas of business and life in general.
Section 4 – Structure
This section addresses the knowledge required for the following competencies - Lean Practitioner competencies 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 and Green Belt competencies 4, 12, 13, 16, 17, 19, 22, 23. Having knowledge of company culture and how to address resistance to change (section 2), and the knowledge of competencies which create the ‘right’ mindset for understanding Lean and Six Sigma (section 3), this section provides the knowledge and detail of Six Sigma (DMAIC) and Lean.
Section 5 – Reporting
This section addresses the knowledge required for the following competencies - Green Belt competencies 14. Having completed improvement the need to report the results and outcomes is the final step. The knowledge required to report successfully to taught in this section of the course.
The competency number indicates the section where the knowledge of that competency is taught.
Day 10 - Open Book Examinations in Six Sigma and Lean
EXCEL is used and Minitab (optional)
Help fix long standing and complex problems
Fix business cash flow
Fix customer issues