Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven methodology for reducing variation in any process. The Six Sigma methodology-driven by the DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control) process-is executed by Six Sigma green belts, Six Sigma black belts, and overseen by Six Sigma master black belts. Green belt training participants receive a subset of the more advanced black belt training course, with an emphasis on developing a structured problem-solving strategy for addressing business improvement projects by using intermediate quality tools within the Six Sigma methodology.  

Objectives and Topics

  • Introduction to Six Sigma history, applications, benefits, and the DMAIC methodology
  • Define Phase
    • Define tools – matrix diagrams, work breakdown structures, pareto diagrams, histograms, process mapping, value stream mapping, flow charts, trend charts, financial analysis, and the supplier-input-output-customer (SIPOC) technique.
    • Project selection tips
  • Measure Phase
    • Measuring approaches- house of quality, teams in action, process baseline definition, benchmarking
    • Tools for measuring- basic statistics, box whisker plots, cause and effect diagrams, check sheets, interrelation diagrams, process capability and performance indices, goodness-of-fit tests
      • Measurement system analysis- gage stability, linearity, repeatability & reproducibility analysis
  • Analyze Phase
    • Statistical analysis methods- analysis of variance (ANOVA), design of experiments (DOE)
    • Lean enterprise methods
    • Statistical analysis with statistical software
  • Improve phase
    • Cost of poor quality
    • Tools used to improve- pareto & prioritization matrix, failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA), process decision program charts (PDPC)
    • Preventing failures
  • Control phase
    • Control tools- statistical process control (SPC) charts, process capability studies
    • Maintaining improvements- measuring and realizing bottom line impact, applying knowledge elsewhere

Simulations/Exercises/Application Techniques

In addition to lecture material, this course utilizes various forms of hands-on simulations, exercises, and case studies to demonstrate Six Sigma concepts.  The course also utilizes and demonstrates the use of statistical software applications for statistical analysis.

Certification

This course includes a Six Sigma green belt certification exam, to be administered on the last day of the training.

Course Length:

40 hours

Class Size: 

Typically 10 to 20 participants (different class sizes can be considered)

Cost: 

$25,000 to purchase an entire class for your company (Not including travel costs)

$1,685 per person for open enrollment, which includes a $85 per person materials/consumables fee.

Customized course content, delivery schedules and methods are available
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