Six Sigma Green Belt Training Programme
A five day workshop
Introduction and course aim
Developed in the 1980’s by Toyota, Ford and Motorola Lean & Six Sigma are tried & tested methodologies that allow you to use different tools & ways of thinking to statistically analyse what is happening within the business. Looking at your specified processes or work flows, to establish the pain points, the bottlenecks, where things are going wrong, whilst adhering to the ever changing voice of the customer (VOC). The objective is to achieve an error/defect rate of just 3.4 errors per million opportunities, Six Sigma.
The achievement of Six Sigma is dependent on a structured approach. Those responsible for its implementation are categorized according to their knowledge level, and each level is defined by a ‘coloured belt’ system similar to that used in martial arts.
Six Sigma Green Belt holders require an overall insight to the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, “tools” and improvement methodologies. Green Belts can lead projects on their own, GB projects would typically “save” in excess of £50,000 using all the “tools” they have been trained with. GB’s will also use YB’s for their own projects along with mentoring/guiding the YB’s in their projects but GB’s will also be used by Black Belts in their own specific projects as a core team member or subject matter experts (SME).
This course will present the key requirements required for attainment of the Six Sigma Green Belt level as defined by the ASQ (The American Society for Quality). It will also provide a springboard for the candidates to decide on a pain point or customer concern for a dedicated project, which will enable them to drive cost saving or increase productivity by a minimum of £50,000.
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By the end of this course, participants will:
- Understand the philosophy and origin of Six Sigma
- Understand the relevance of Six Sigma and where it can be applied
- Understand and be able to evaluate the “Voice of the Customer” (VOC)
- Understand the DFSS (Design for Six Sigma) Process
- Understand and Apply the DMAIC Process (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control).
- Use a wide variety of tools and techniques appropriate for each step in the DMAIC process
- Understand process capability and variability
- Understand and apply SPC (Statistical Process Control)
- Identify areas within their business where Six Sigma can be applied.
- Develop a specific implementation plan to their company to save in excess £50,000
Six Sigma Green Belt
- Day 1 – Define : Defining the problem, Project Charter raising & all methodologies/tools
- Day 2 – Measure : Measuring the problem, how serious is is, obtaining facts not hearsay or “white noise”
- Day 3 – Measure & Analyse : Measuring the facts then analysing these facts to get to the root cause
- Day 4 – Analyse & Improve : Analysing the facts 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 Lean and how it fits with Six Sigma
- What is Lean?
- Who uses it?
- How can it benefit the company?
- Why do we need it?
- Lean chaos experiment!
- 7 wastes, what are they & have we got them in our business?
- VA & NVA : What is it?
- 6S & 6S interactive exercise
- Visual factory : what is it?
- Kanban system.
- Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
Six Sigma : Green Belt
- What is Six Sigma?
- Where can it be used?
- How does it link to Lean?
- Can anybody have the training?
- What benefits will it bring?
- DMAIC – principles & methodology (interactive exercises in all phases)
- House of Continuous Improvement
- Operational definition (interactive exercise)
- Gauge R & R (interactive exercise)
- Process Maps (interactive exercise)
- Data collection (how, where, when & why)
- “Waste” video (interactive exercise)
- Project identification
At the end of Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt training you will have a greater knowledge of how the 2 methodologies can improve & enhance the business.
All Staff would be trained for Lean & Six Sigma Green Belt methodologies, this would involve 5 days of classroom theory inclusive of practical experiments, followed by project work, which involves cost saving or increase in productivity that would enhance the company profit by a minimum of £50,000 for each candidate. Over a 1-5 month period the trainer would expect to meet with the delegates again (face to face for at least 1 hour per week) to go through their individual projects, validate that they have used the correct “tools” and ultimately certify them as Six Sigma Green Belts at the end of the 4-5 month period. Each phase, D M A I C, would take approx. 3-4 weeks for the candidate to complete if they allocate 2-3 hours per week dedicated to their respective project giving the 4-5 month time period for full completion/certification.