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Yellow Belt Program
Our acclaimed Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification training program is a powerful workforce development activity that is structured to teach a core group of process improvement tools. Participants will learn how to work in cross functional teams to solve relevant job related problems through application of these tools during this highly interactive learning opportunity.
During this interactive three day program, participants will begin working in teams on specific work related problems using the first four phases of the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve). The outcome will be a set of recommendations from each team on steps forward toward an improvement strategy for management’s consideration.
The following topics will be presented during the three day training session:
Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Approach to Improvement
This is an approach to process improvement that merges the complementary concepts and tools from both Six Sigma and Lean approaches. The resulting approach will have greater impact than one that centers on only Six Sigma or Lean. Participants will learn a short history of each approach and how they can complement each other. They will be introduced to the nine wastes, the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) improvement process, and some of the key tools associated with each stage.
Problem Solving Process/Tools
These tools help to define the problem, determine the root causes, and identifying and implementing strategies for improvement. They are tools for to assist teams to understand, organize information, and reach consensus.
This method of thinking about processes is to note that all work occurs in a series of connected processes; and that one primary objective of process improvement is reduction of variation in these processes. Participants will be introduced to statistical thinking with examples, and will learn how to become “process thinkers” to reduce variation in their areas.
5-S and Visual Controls
Participants will learn what is involved in implementing a sustainable 5-S program. They will be taught the steps in 5-S, what a 5-S audit should look like, and they will have a classroom game exercise that will reinforce the center concept of 5-S and why it is not simply a “clean-up” program. Participants will see examples of visual controls that will stimulate their thoughts on how they can apply these concepts to real world situations
Improvement involves change and change comes hard for some individuals. We will discuss the reason why change fails and strategies to create an environment within which change is accepted.
Our Yellow Belt program is also available as a contract onsite program held at your organization.
$750.00 per individual
$2,000 Teams of 3 - 5 people
Director of Business Development
Open Yellow Belt Schedule
During this interactive three day program, participants will begin in teams on specific work related problems using the first four phases of the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, and improve). The outcome will be a set of recommendations from each team on steps forward toward an improvement strategy for management’s consideration.
Schedule for 2016
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma, Key Define Stage Tools
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Define Stage, Measure & Analyze Tools
8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Improve and Control Tools, Team Presentations
* Dates are subject to change.
- Day 1 will focus on an introduction to Lean Six Sigma and the key define stage tools, including flow charting.
- During Day 2 the define stage will be completed and the participants will focus on the measure and analyze tools.
- Day 3 will center on the improve and control tools and conclude with team presentations of their projects including recommendations for future actions.
Management is encouraged to attend presentations beginning about 2:00PM.