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Six Sigma Belts

Lean Six Sigma “Belts” function as skill levels within Lean Six Sigma. Similar to understanding martial arts, your knowledge and specialized skill level vary widely dependent upon belt level. 

Yellow Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course is designed for everyone who plays a role in a Lean Six Sigma project. This practical and hands-on Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course trains students to perform the role of a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and successfully participate in Six Sigma Projects.
The comprehensive curriculum covers everything within the Lean Six Sigma D-M-A-I-C body of knowledge and the problem-solving strategy is demonstrated throughout the course. Various Statistical and Business Improvement tools help students understand the flow and process of the methodology.

Acquired Skills

  • At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to do the following:
  • Problem-solving and process improvement methods
  • Plan and manage a real Lean Six Sigma DMAIC project
  • Identify the elements of Cost of Poor Quality and waste in a process and develop a realistic business Case for their projects
  • Understand basic concepts of Project Risk Management
  • Structure a measurement system and identify the appropriate metrics to support quantitative process improvement efforts
  • Root cause analysis and value analysis methods
  • Process Improvement strategies

Green Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course aims to prepare students to perform the role of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. The comprehensive curriculum covers everything within the Lean Six Sigma D-M-A-I-C body of knowledge and the problem-solving strategy is demonstrated throughout the course. Various Statistical and Business Improvement tools help students to understand the flow and process of the methodology.

 Acquired Skills

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Understand the concept of Six Sigma and the DMAIC approach to process improvement
  • Understand the tools involved in the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control phases
  • Understand the use of the tools in characterizing processes, analyzing process data, solving problems and controlling processes
  • Use the key tools to solve practical business problems
  • Lead small Six Sigma project teams or assist Black Belts to deliver tangible business results on larger project

Black Belt

A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt plays a critical role in Six Sigma projects. Black Belts are responsible as project managers for the ultimate result of these projects. This intensive Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course trains students to perform the role of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and successfully execute Six Sigma projects.

The comprehensive curriculum takes a practical and problem-solving approach to cover the data-driven D-M-A-I-C improvement cycle as defined in the International Lean Six Sigma Body of Knowledge. Various Statistical and Business Improvement tools help students to understand the flow and process of the methodology.

 Acquired Skills

At the completion of this course, participants will be able to do the following:

  • Simultaneously improve both quality and speed by combining Lean with Six Sigma
  • Understand the Lean Six Sigma methodology and improvement processes
  • Properly define, scope and work on Lean Six Sigma projects
  • Gather Voice of the Customer and analyze survey data
  • Construct a Value Stream Map and apply the map to identify improvement opportunity
  • Learn to recognize waste
  • Apply Lean tools to analyze process flow and delay times and focus on the separation of "value-added" from "non-value-added" and work with tools to eliminate the root causes of no-value-added activities
  • Incorporate a comprehensive set of statistical analysis tools to problem-solving
  • Provide a means for quantifying and eliminating the cost of complexity
  • Investigate basic queuing problems
  • Implement quick improvements using a structured Kaizen Event
  • Learn to mistake-proof a process to reduce rework