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SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT

Six Sigma Green Belt course focuses on providing students with an understanding of the various Six Sigma and Lean tools and techniques useful to improve the production process and minimize defects in the end product with a greater focus on the practical implementation of these tool and techniques in the organization.

Course Type
Course Price

E-Learning

£ 236

Classroom

On Request

Virtual

On Request

Target Audience

This course is highly recommended for employees and organizations requiring a standardized approach to problem solving for the purpose of continuous improvement in Quality Management.

Course Information

LSSGB course is ideal for classroom, virtual and online self - paced learning.

Prerequisites

Preferably Six Sigma Yellow Belt (But Not Mandatory)

Exam Format

  • Multiple Choice
  • 100 questions per exam
  • One mark awarded for every right answer
  • No negative marks for wrong answers
  • 120 minutes duration
  • Proctored online exam

Course Syllabus

Introduction to Six Sigma

  • History of Quality (Deming, Juran, JIT, Ishikawa, Taguchi, etc.)
  • Evolution of Six Sigma
  • Defining Six Sigma – philosophy and objectives
  • Overview of Six Sigma DMAIC process
  • Stakeholders & Setting up a Six Sigma Project

Identifying and Documenting stakeholder requirements 

  • Identifying stakeholders and customers
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Determining critical requirements

Project Selection Criteria

  • Identifying performance metrics
  • Using Financial criteria to evaluate project benefits
  • Maximizing project benefits for the organization

Project Planning

  • Creating Project Charter
  • Charter Negotiation
  • Managing Team Dynamics
  • Initiating teams
  • Stages of team evolution
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Motivation Techniques
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques
  • Management / Leadership styles
  • Roles played by people in a project

Important project management & planning tools

  • Six Sigma Methodology – Define
  • Inputs – Need for Six Sigma project, Executive management sponsorship, core team
  • identified

Tools
a. Organisation hierarchy
b. High level process maps
c. High level Pareto charts
d. Idea generation and categorization tools
Outputs
a. Project charter
b. Established metrics
c. Problem statement
d. Roles & responsibilities
Six Sigma Methodology – Measure
Objectives of Measure Phase
Inputs – the outputs of the Define phase
Tools
a. Data collection tools and techniques
b. Measurement scales
c. Validation techniques (Gauge R & R)
d. Statistical distributions
e. Data mining
f. Run charts
g. Process map
h. Stakeholder tools
i. Process costs
Outputs
a. Well defined processes
b. Baseline process capability
c. Process parameters affecting CTQs
d. Cost of poor quality (COPQ)
e. Measurement system
Six Sigma Methodology – Analyze
Objectives of Analyze Phase
Inputs – outputs of the Measure phase
Tools
a. Ishikawa diagram
b. Failure mode and effects analysis
c. Hypothesis testing
d. Process capability study
Outputs
a. Important causes of defects
b. Special and common causes of variation
c. DPMO and sigma level

Six Sigma Methodology – Improve
Objectives of Improve Phase
Inputs – outputs of the Analyze phase
Tools
a. Returns on investment
b. Solution design matrix
c. Design of experiment
d. Taguchi robustness concepts
e. Response surface methodology
f. Project planning and management tools
g. Prototypes
Outputs
a. Cost / benefit for different solution
b. Selection of solutions for implementation
c. Implementation plan
Six Sigma Methodology – Control
Objectives of Control Phase
Inputs – outputs of the Improve phase
Tools
a. Control plan
b. Statistical process control
c. Lean enterprise
d. 5S
e. Kaizen
f. Kanban
g. Total productive maintenance
h. Measurement system reanalysis
Outputs
a. Implemented solutions
b. Revised measurement system
c. Control plan for sustaining benefits
d. Improves process capability
e. Lessons learned
More on Lean
A Value Stream Map
Lean is Speed
Total Supply Chain
Lean Six Sigma Logistics

Case Study
Case Study Part 1
Case Study Part 2
Case Study Part 3