Lean Six Sigma Training Courses
What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is a proven methodology for improving businesses and making them much more efficient. Lean Six Sigma does this by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. It originated in the Motorola company where all Motorola employees underwent training, and Six Sigma became the standard for all Motorola business processes. Lean six sigma training was originally designed for use in manufacturing. However, over time it has evolved to a point where it can now be applied to any industry, and any size of company irrespective of whether they are small, medium-sized, large or multinational corporations. One of the main benefits of lean six sigma training is that it can be used by the whole company (which is recommended for best results, as Motorola did) by a single department or even on an individual level.
Likely, you will also hear the name ‘Toyota’ mentioned when talking about companies being lean because Toyota invented the ‘Toyota Production System’ (TPS) a system also considered to be a good example of a lean system.
The Lean Thinking world grew rapidly with a focus on reducing non-value-adding activities or waste. The Japanese word for this kind of waste is Muda.
The tried and tested strategies implemented as part of a Lean Six Sigma training course have been instrumental when it comes to changing minds and influencing working cultures. The way Lean strategies work is that they encourage you and your employees to ask the right questions in your workplace:
Are We Doing Things the Best Way? How Could We Improve?
Continuous improvement (Kaizen in Japanese), allows businesses to constantly evolve, develop, and review working practices, this ensures that your business continues to move in the right direction.
Thanks to Lean & Six Sigma training courses, you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to measure and enhance your business, question or get to a root cause as to why the process, whether supplying a service or product, is failing, being delayed or creating increased costs.
Becoming Six Sigma certified can help your team to grow and develop your company, whatever its size. Using Lean Six Sigma strategies, you’ll be able to enhance your business, eliminate waste and encourage efficiency across your company. While Lean & Six Sigma are two separate methodologies, they work hand in hand with each other; the 2 methodologies complement each other throughout the business to create a truly effective and practical strategy to enhance your business and offer continuous improvement – Kaizen.
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Lean Six Sigma Training
Whatever your role in a company, Lean Six Sigma training can dynamically enhance your department and your business, as a whole. Anyone in the organisation can benefit from Lean Six Sigma training. Whether you’re a project manager, department manager, part of a Human Resources, finance or IT department, or even a member of the sales team, Six Sigma and Lean Practices will play a huge role in how you view your job and help you with any issues you are facing.
You may want to evolve or look for ways to improve processes, reduce time, reduce costs or improve the customer experience of the business, but lack the tools to do it. Perhaps you’re struggling to understand why your business or department isn’t doing as well as it could.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training includes a one-two day classroom course followed by an on-job project that will usually take around 6-8 weeks to complete. The purpose of this project is to ensure you can use all the tools correctly leading to an increase in productivity or cost savings that could improve the company’s profit margin by a minimum of £10,000. During this period you will receive weekly mentoring sessions. During these meetings, our trainer will ensure that your project is on track and that all the right tools are being used. At the end of the project, there will be a final sign-off meeting followed by a six sigma certification. The Lean & Six Sigma Yellow Belt training will give you a deeper understanding of how these methodologies can enhance & improve the business.
The main objectives of the six sigma yellow belt course are as follows
- To explain the origins and philosophy of six sigma
- Show how six sigma is relevant and where it can be applied
- Learn how to evaluate the voice of the customer (VOC)
- Apply the DFSS (design for six sigma)
- Apply the DMAIC Process (Define, measure, analyse, improve and control)
- To explain process, capability and variability
- We will explain how to apply SPC (statistical, process, control)
- Teach clients to identify parts of their business where six sigma can be used effectively
- Help you develop an implementation plan specific to your business aimed at saving a minimum £10,000
Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Content:
• Systems Thinking
• Organisational Design
• Lean principles
• DMAIC – a structured approach
• Voice Of the Customer
• Improvement & Problem statements
• As- Is process mapping
• Value Stream Maps
• Statistical Process Control
• Variation analysis
• Non Value & Waste analysis
• Root cause analysis
• Cause Mapping / 5 why / fishbone analysis
• Pareto analysis
• Selecting solutions
• To- be process mapping
• Error Proofing
For further information regarding our six sigma yellow belt training courses, or to enquire about booking six sigma yellow belt training for your company, please call us today at +44 (0) 1704 889325 or complete our online contact form below and we will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. We provide a full range of lean six sigma training, along with yellow belt training, we can also provide green belt six sigma training and black belt six sigma training.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Six Sigma Green Belt training consists of 5 days of classroom theory and practical experiments. An on-the-job project follows, which involves using all tools correctly and enhancing the company’s profit by a minimum of £50,000 through a cost-saving or increase in productivity. Trainers are expected to meet with delegates every 3-4 weeks during the project’s 4-6 month duration. Our trainer will check that they are on track with their project (in terms of using the right tools, passing each stage, and saving money). There will be a final meeting at the end of 4-6 months to validate that they have used the correct “tools”, made the right saving, and earned their Six Sigma Green Belt certification
The Objectives of the Six Sigma Green Belt Course are as follows:
- To Fully Explain the philosophy and origins of Six Sigma
- To Define the relevance of Six Sigma and how and when it can be applied
- To Evaluate the Voice of the Customer
- Application of the DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) Process
- Application of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control)
- Make use of a wide range of tools and techniques appropriate for each step in the DMAIC process
- The Application of (Statistical Process Control)
- Identify areas within your business where six sigma can be applied
- Develop a plan specific to your business that can be implemented to save more than £50,000
Six Sigma Green Belt Course Content
The 5-day classroom part of the course is based around the DMAIC process within which we will endeavour to ensure students get a comprehensive knowledge of lean six sigma and how it can be applied in the workplace. The course outline is as follows
Day 1 – Define: Defining the problem, Project Charter raising & all methodologies/tools
Day 2 – Measure: Measuring the problem, how serious is, obtaining facts, not hearsay or “white noise”
Day 3 – Measure & Analyse: Measuring the facts and then analysing these facts to get to the root cause
Day 4 – Analyse & Improve: Analysing the facts and then looking at how to improve, trials or pilots. Remeasuring to see the Sigma change along with cost savings.
Day 5 – Control & Lean: Controlling the improvements so they don’t slip back to the “old way” & understanding how to implement improvements for long-term benefits.
Some of the questions we will address include
- What is six sigma
- Where can it be used
- What is the link between six sigma and lean
- Is the training for anyone
- What is lean
- The history of lean
- Who uses it
- How will it benefit the company
- Why do you need it
The course will also cover the tools used for both lean and six sigma which include:
- 7 wastes what are they and have we got them in our business
- VA&NVA What is it
- 6S and 6S interactive
- Visual Factory What is it
- Kanban System
- Root Cause Analysis
- Project Charter – What is the defect and Scope of the Project
- Bell Curve
- Cause & Effect Matrix
- Cause & Effect Diagram
- Y= f(x)
- Sigma Values (DPMO
- Process Maps
- Benefits Matrix
To find out more about our six sigma green belt training courses, or to book green belt training for your company, please call us today at +44 (0) 1704 889325 or complete our online contact form below and we will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. In addition to green belt training, we also offer a comprehensive range of lean six sigma training.
Lean Six Sigma Back Belt
With Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt training, you’ll gain a greater understanding of how the two methodologies can be utilised to improve & enhance your business. The course will involve 10 days of classroom theory, which will include practical learning exercises.
Next, two on-the-job projects involve the use of all tools efficiently and an increase in productivity that would enlarge company profits by not less than £100,000 each. It is also possible to complete one project of £100,000 within 6 months and demonstrate a history of 3 years in a role of quality management, as well as experience in process improvement projects.
Trainers will meet with delegates once a month during the project stage. The aim of these meetings is for them to find out if they are on track with their project (in terms of using the right tools, passing each stage, and saving money).
On completion of the projects, a final meeting will be held to validate that the correct tools have been used, the right savings have been made and for certification as a six sigma black belt. Applicants should be aware anyone looking to undergo six sigma black belt training must already hold green belt certification.
The objectives of the Six Sigma Black Belt Course are:
- Ensuring you know how to apply black belt sigma tools and methodologies to projects
- You understand how to administer every stage of a project to black belt requirements
- To Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the application of the blackbelt six sigma DMAIC
- The Implementation of Defined Solutions
- Learn to Apply operational change management techniques within their defined scope or domain
- Take the Lead on large-scale black belt improvement projects
- Mentoring green and yellow belt holders
- Understand how to identify areas within a business where six sigma black belt projects can be applied
- Run projects within a company to save more than £100,000 per project
- The building of process models to help make improvements.
Six Sigma Black Belt Training covers the 5 DMAIC Phases in depth and consists of
- Six Sigma Basics
- Six Sigma Fundamentals
- Selecting Lean Six Sigma Projects
- Understanding the Lean Enterprise
- Process Definition
- Six Sigma Statistics
- Measurement System Analysis
- Process Capability
- Patterns of Variation
- Inferential Statistics
- Hypothesis Testing
- Hypothesis Testing with Normal Data
- Hypothesis Testing with Non-Normal Data
- Simple Linear Regression
- Multiple Regression Analysis
- Designed Experiments
- Full Factorial Experiments
- Fractional Factorial Experiments
- Lean Controls
- Statistical Process Control
- Six Sigma Control Plans
For further information regarding our six sigma black belt training courses, or to enquire about booking black belt training for your company, please call us today at +44 (0) 1704 889325 or complete our online contact form below and we will be in touch to discuss your enquiry. We provide a full range of lean six sigma training, in addition to black belt training, we can also provide green belt six sigma training and yellow belt six sigma training.
Why Choose Sales Training International for Lean Six Sigma Courses?
At Sales Training International, we are proud to offer a diverse range of courses focused on Lean Six Sigma in the workplace. Whether you’re looking to improve your business, a specific department or even implement the strategies of Lean Six Sigma as part of your sales strategy, we are here for you. Just some of the reasons Sales Training International is one of the world’s most popular providers of Six Sigma Courses include:
- All of our Lean Six Sigma course are certified via CPD.
- We’re Incredibly proud of our 95% pass rate.
- We’re committed to our students. Instead of a quick online self-study course, we ensure that all our delegates are fully-equipped by delivering only face to face pr live virtual lean six sigma courses, with the right knowledge, tools and mentoring to integrate their new skills immediately on return to the workplace by undertaking a live fully mentored) project.
- We continue to work with international clients to implement Lean Six Sigma across the world. Some of our clients include Ministry of Defence, Vodafone, ICBC Bank, Heathrow Airport, Dubai Duty Free, BMW, Agility Logistics, Ford, Yodel, Etisalat, Barlays Bank, Just eat, Oman Airports, Abu Dhabi National Oil Co and many more.
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How Does Lean Six Sigma Work?
Whether you’re suffering from common business problems such as failing to deliver on-time, a below-quality product or service or struggling to keep your budgets in control, our training courses are here for you.
An important part of Lean Six Sigma is asking the right questions, some of the most important questions that you should be asking yourself include:
When things in your business aren’t right, how do we investigate what went wrong?
How do we identify where it went wrong? How can we, as a company and as individuals, put new systems and processes in place to stop these problems developing again?
Should we introduce Permanent Correct Actions (PCAs) to allow our business to constantly evolve? How do we move our company forward with Continuous Improvement (CI) commitments?
Ultimately, how do change mindsets and the working culture in our business to encourage growth, solve problems and drive success?
Lean Six Sigma isn’t just about looking what has gone wrong with your business. It’s just as important to focus on your customer’s needs. It isn’t just a matter of customer service or product attributes – thanks to Lean and Six Sigma, you’ll be able to develop a deeper understating of your customers or clients. Once you understand your customers, you’ll be able to dynamically improve your business and workplace with their goals, ideals and needs in mind.
Lean Six Sigma Methodology
Lean methodology focuses on “Waste” – waste within the business and specifically the processes that are performed to provide a service or product – in this case, the sale process. Any processes will have “Waste,” Lean aims to eradicate or at least reduce this “waste.”
There are 8 types of waste:
Transport, Inventory, Motion, Waiting, Overproduction, Over-processing, Defects, Skills – Unutilized talent
The 8 wastes are often known as TIM WOODS
Kanban boards and value stream mapping are tools we use to look at a process and flow in relation to lean.
Listening to the Voice of the Customer (VOC) we can fully establish what the customer really requires. A customer requirement is paramount to the service or product we provide, as, if we do not listen to what they require, we do not give them what meets their needs, at the delivery time required and at the cost they want to pay. Obviously, we have to take into full consideration what our abilities are to fulfil these contractual requirements, but unless we take time to look at the process and methodology of finding out what our customers need – which is what Lean gives us, we are at the mercy of failing our customer in terms of what we offer them, at what cost, in what time…
Six Sigma methodology focuses on “variation” – variation within the processes that are performed on a regular basis, which are the driving force behind many of our normal daily activities to produce the service or product based on our VOC – in this case, the sales process. All processes have variations over a period of time. It establishes if this variation is within what we expect, or has it gone out of our specified time or measured scale that we will accept. If we are out of specification or something has changed, maybe the VOC, time period for sign-off, business needs or the working environment has changed, then we have to then establish why the variation has affected the business. If we don’t seek to establish the root cause of this change, we have the risk of increased costs, failure on contract time scales, reduced quality, and offering the wrong solutions, all of which not only affects our customer but also affects our financial business – both are unacceptable. We must always remember that we have both Internal and External customers, who all have inputs to any process outputs.
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The DMAIC 5 Step Roadmap for Success:
Sales Training International’s Lean Six Sigma course provides you with a DMAIC 5 step roadmap to help you develop your business. Understanding the benefits that this DMAIC 5 step roadmap can provide to your business is an integral part of making the right choices when it comes to strategizing for your company.
The five phases of DMAIC are:
Define the Problem
First of all, you need to look at the whole process, or even just a segment of the process, to define your problems. As part of this step, you could also look at what your customers expect from you, which you currently aren’t offering.
Measure the Severity of the Problem
You need to understand how bad the problems in your business are. This step is about collecting data and information on the stage of the process which has a problem. You could also collect data from customers to understand what it is they actually want from your business.
Analyse the Cause of Your Problems
It is important that you understand the cause of your problems, including the identification of thematic issues. Use the information you obtained in the previous step to understand where the blockage or difficulties are in your business.
Improve the Process
Once you know what is wrong, you need to review and attempt to understand how you can change it. It can be a good idea to run a pilot on your process to understand how minor variations will have a larger impact on your system.
Control the Changes
Once you’ve instigated the variations and improvements, you need to make certain that you are actively controlling the changes. Control remains the permanent phase of an effective Six Sigma strategy. You need to continuously track essential data and evolve your company to drive innovation and development.
Lean Six Sigma Training
Six Sigma Certification is a proven way of improving any business’ profitability. Thanks to Yellow, Green and Black Belt Sigma training, you’ll be able to instigate company-wide strategies to help you save money and reduce waste.
Whether you’ve already started on your company’s Six Sigma journey, or you’re just starting to save money and improve profitability with Lean & Six Sigma, we are here for you.
For more information on our diverse range of training courses, including online or in-house Six Sigma certification, get in touch today. You can reach our experienced team today by calling +44 (0) 1704 889325. If you prefer, you can also use our simple online contact form, and we’ll get back to you at a time that is convenient for you.
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