Six Sigma Green Belt

This course teaches specific Lean Six Sigma tools, methods and techniques for performing business improvement and root cause analysis projects. Six Sigma performance benchmarking allows organizations to continuously strive towards perfection. Emotional decisions are replaced with logical fact-based decision-making tools. The Six Sigma Green Belt Team Leader is an important part of fostering a Six Sigma business culture by providing direction and vision to the team members as well as people in their organization. This ensures the team's contributions make for a successful project. The course links Lean Six Sigma principles with team activities and people development to enhance measurable results in operational excellence and ensures a thriving business environment.

Class Details

Class Name:
Six Sigma Green Belt
Project team leaders, process improvement managers, operation excellence managers, people involved in Quality improvement and root cause analysis
5 Day Course

Learning Objectives

Team leaders will learn how to select a project and perform root cause analysis to identify the true root cause of an unknown problem. This will allow the team leader (Green Belt) and the team members (Yellow Belts and subject matter experts) to determine the solutions to solve the true problem (not the symptoms). These solutions will provide significant savings for the organization in terms of costs, increased efficiency, high-quality products, and increased bottom-line figures. By teaching with accelerated learning techniques (class exercises and hands-on experience), participants can easily grasp and understand the five stages (DMAIC) of a Six Sigma project. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. Each of these topics is explained thoroughly and used as the basis of a Six Sigma project.

Outline At-a-Glance

Day 1: Define:

  • Purpose and benefits of Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma roles and expectations
  • Project selection techniques
  • Hard and soft savings
  • Define problem
  • Create top level process maps and SIPOC diagrams
  • Identify “Quick Wins” and whether to implement them
  • Team selection/team management
  • Develop a project charter
  • Perform a tollgate review

Day 2: Measure:

  • Introduction to Measure phase
  • Develop current state spaghetti diagrams, Swim Lane Maps, Detailed Process Maps, Value Stream Maps
  • Understanding data indicators, types and measures
  • How to create check sheets for data collection, operational definitions, measurement plan, graphically display data
  • Understand mean, median, mode, standard deviation
  • Create control charts to use as baseline data (Statistical Process Control), the normal bell curve
  • Calculate Sigma
  • Day 3: Analyze:

    • Value added analysis
    • Predictors and responses
    • Cause and effect diagrams
    • 5 Why’s to determine root causes
    • Root cause analysis
    • Understanding Correlation and Regression

    Day 4: Improve:

    • Hands on simulation to calculate sigma of a batch production system
    • Lean concepts-Poka Yoke, 5S, Kanban, Single Minute Exchange of Dies, Cell Manufacturing
    • Using Inventory Management & Production Scheduling to reduce process variation
    • Solution based brainstorming methods (out-of-the-box thinking)
    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
    • Hands on simulation using Six Sigma tools to improve batch production system & measure sigma improvement

    Day 5: Control:

    • Validate improvements and savings
    • Replication-Identifying similar opportunities
    • Transition plan, training plan, control plan, sustainability plan
    • Managing change reactions
    • Quality Management Systems
    • Visual documentation
    • Creating and presenting a Project Storyboard
    • Lessons Learned
    • Reward contributors and celebrate success
    • Project closure report

    Six Sigma Green Belt - 5 Days Classroom / Workshop Exam: 85% or higher must be achieved on the final exam to obtain certification or certificate of attendance.

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