What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a management system, methodology and statistical analysis tool for streamlining business processes via the elimination of defects. By implementing Six Sigma organisations can improve and sustain quality, eliminate waste and increase profit. This is achieved by:

Reducing variations in processes.
Defining, Measuring, Analysing, Improving and Controlling processes.
Involvement and commitment of the whole organisation including top level management.

Six Sigma was originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1986. Since then Six Sigma has spread far beyond its roots in manufacturing and is now used extensively to improve service based and transactional business processes.

What does Lean mean?

The core idea is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste. Simply, lean means creating more value for customers with fewer resources. A lean organization understands customer value and focuses its key processes to continuously increase it. The ultimate goal is to provide perfect value to the customer through a perfect value creation process that has zero waste.

To accomplish this, lean thinking changes the focus of management from optimizing separate technologies, assets, and vertical departments to optimizing the flow of products and services through entire value streams that flow horizontally across technologies, assets, and departments to customers.

Eliminating waste along entire value streams, instead of at isolated points, creates processes that need less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time to make products and services at far less costs and with much fewer defects, compared with traditional business systems. Companies are able to respond to changing customer desires with high variety, high quality, low cost, and with very fast throughput times. Also, information management becomes much simpler and more accurate.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - 10 days

The Six Sigma Black Belt Conversion Training course is aimed at delegates who have already achieved Six Sigma Green Belt Certification. Delegates who have not attended Six Sigma Green Belt training should first attend our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training course and complete a Six Sigma project before attending.

Six Sigma Black Belt Conversion Training Course Content

Delegates should bring a well defined Six Sigma project with them to the course, including SIPOC, Process Map and Data. You will be able to undertake live Six Sigma project work during the course and in the month’s gap between the two weeks of training.

Define – Week 1
Understanding Variability
Thought Mapping
Project Charter
Basic Statistics
Cost of Poor Quality
QFD/Voice of the Customer
Process Maps

Measure - Week 1
Measurement Basics
Equipment R & R/MSA
Sigma Levels & DPMO
Scatter Plots
Yield Calculation
Process Capability
Sampling Techniques
Gauge R & R
Confidence Intervals
Implementing the measurement
Data Collection

Analyse - Week 1 / Week 2
Data Analysis
1.Pareto charts
2.Run charts
3.Frequency charts
Process Mapping and Analysis
1.Value Stream Analysis
Cause-Effect Diagram & 5 Why’s
Confidence Intervals
Capability Studies
Central Limit Theorem
Design of Experiments (DoE)
1.Full Factorial
3.2k Fractional
8.Box Plots

Improve – Week 2
Hypothesis Testing
4.Chi Square
Selecting solutions
Developing solution options
DoE in Optimisation
FMEA risk analysis
Remedy Selection Matrix

Control – Week 2
Statistical Control
Mistake Proofing
I, X Bar and R Charts
Control Charts
Response Charts
Process Scorecards

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt ---5 days

Project teams lie at the heart of Six Sigma improvement and redesign activities. These teams consist of people who want to use their knowledge and skills to improve the performance of business processes. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training is for developing team members understanding and application the Define Measure Analyse Improve and Control (DMAIC) model which is the cornerstone of most Six Sigma projects.

The focus of Six Sigma is fundamentally quality, cost and customer focus. Lean focuses primarily on cost and speed. This course blends a Lean concepts and tools into the Six Sigma DMAIC model. Team leaders and members are the muscle and brains behind the Lean Six Sigma programme, so it is critical that they are equipped with the skills and tools to enable them to deliver current (and future) improvements.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training Course Content

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course, which has a case study running through the five days, covers:
Understanding Variability
Project Charter
Communication Plan
Stakeholder Analysis
Identify and segment Key Customers
Critical to Quality (CTQ) Requirements Verifying CTQs
Process Vision
Project Plan
Hi-level Process map

Measurement Basics
Measurement process and plan
Selecting Measures
Data definition and sources
Gauge R & R
Implementing the measurement plan
Measuring yield and capability

Data Analysis
1.Pareto charts
2.Frequency charts
3.Run charts
Process Mapping and Analysis
1.Value Stream Analysis
Cause and Effect Analysis
Verifying causes
1.Scatter diagrams
2.Design of Experiment

Brain storming
Process Vision
Lean principles
Theory of Constraints
Evaluating solutions
1.Decision Analysis
2.Impact Effort Matrix
Selecting solutions
Business scenarios
Developing solution options
Pilot testing
Implementation planning
FMEA risk analysis
Force field analysis

Simple and appropriate documentation
Mistake Proofing
Statistical Control
2.Control Charts
3.I, X Bar and R Charts
Response Charts
Process Scorecards
Process Management
Project Close and Handover

Benefits of Training

Able to improve technical expertise, managerial skill Able to improve technical expertise, managerial skill and ability to apply quality methodologies to drive business improvements.
1.Organizations can reduce cost and improve profit by implementing six sigma methodology.
2.Employability of students improves.
3.Accredited by American International Accreditation Organization.
4.Opportunity for career development inside the organization improves.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow belt : Rs.10000
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt : Rs.20000
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt : Rs.30000