Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) in manufacturing and business processes using a set of quality management methods. It creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (“Black Belts”, “Green Belts”, etc.) who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets. In recent years practitioners have combined Six Sigma methods with lean manufacturing to yield a methodology named Lean Six Sigma.
Our Lean Six Sigma Team Member course describes the methods and objectives of Lean Principles and the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology. It contains definitions for the terminology utilized in these practices and gives a view as to how the Lean and Six Sigma tools are applied to lead to improved business processes.
The Lean Six Sigma methodologies are best applied through the use of Project Teams. This course prepares people to participate and contribute to these team activities. It prepares the participant to serve effectively as a Team Member on an improvement project.
Course and Learning Objectives:
At the end of this course, you will be able to understand the various elements involved with Lean Six Sigma. In addition you will learn how to:
- Process Management in Six Sigma
- Quality concepts and the cost of poor quality
- 5S Principles
- The seven areas of waste
- Poka-Yoke Methods
- An overview of DMAIC
Additional reference materials are not required for this course.
Anyone directly involved in a Lean Six Sigma project team or project effort.