Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training and Certification
Problem-solving of activity flows, simple statistical quality problems & Lean Six Sigma deployment
“Easy to understand, hands-on and fun learning methods will make it enjoyable to learn Lean Six Sigma.”
A 4-day training workshop to discover how Lean management refers to process optimization and waste elimination; and how Six Sigma projects are connected to quality improvement and client satisfaction. We will help you understand what Lean Six Sigma is and show you how you can use it to improve processes / eliminate waste.
- Learn how to improve business flow in Kaizen Event mode
- Learn to eliminate waste, streamline operations and prevent malfunctions
- Learn how to improve a process for the benefit of all stakeholders (customer, worker, owner)
- Understand the philosophy, principles and tools of Lean Management
- Learn how to deploy a Lean Six Sigma program
- Learn how to identify and define the problem to be solved and the improvement objective of the project
- Learn how to scientifically and sustainably solve simple quality (statistical) problems
After our 4 day program you will be able to act and think like a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt member.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training style : easy to understand, hands-on and fun learning methods.
Our workshops and business case programs use teaching methods which focus on the mental, physical and emotional development of participants. Their contents are specifically tailored to the training goals, the participants and your organizational culture.
Our teaching methods are both participatory and collaborative, involving problem solving, role-playing and project management. They offer motivating challenges and stimulate participants to invest in their training.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?
Essentially, a Yellow Belt is versed in the basics of Lean Six Sigma Methodology and is primarily a support for operational excellence or improvement projects or someone who handles smaller teams and processes.
A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training can help the executives use appropriate problem-solving tools to define exceptional opportunities in their daily operations.
A Yellow Belt should also be able to come up with a set of metrics that the executives and the whole company can use to measure success and improvement. The Six Sigma part is all about numbers and hard data—so it’s your job to determine how to effectively tell if your changes are working.
The controlling aspect of a Yellow Belt’s expertise involves overcoming hurdles and difficulties when the Black Belts have moved on to another project in need. This means that you will continue to focus on the problems and the processes that will improve customer satisfaction by delivering cost effective products and services on a consistent basis.
As yellow belt, and in close collaboration with the Black Belt you also have to eliminate resistance, facilitate cooperation and determine which products, services or processes to target in order to start your company’s transformative change.
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Solving simple statistical quality problems
Lean Six Sigma deployment
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Lean Thinking (Business Game)
Kicking our Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training off with a little story about Lean principles and TPS (Toyota Production System). It shows you the Eastern way of thinking in improving processes. The two days are focused on a Lego Serious Play Production Plant Business Game helping you to understand Lean tools like the Value Stream Map. In this part you will understand value preservation focusing on eliminating non-value added resources or activities (waste) and a set of techniques and tools used for process improvement.
Days 1 and 2 – Lean Management module
- History and positioning of Lean Six Sigma
- DMAIC and Kaizen Event method
- Process capability: cycle time and Takt time
- Work in process, stocks, waiting time and Little’s law
- Value Stream Map (VSM)
- Load chart
- Analysis of added value and elimination of wastes
- Process Cycle Efficiency and Overal Process Efficiency
- Theory of constraints and line balancing
- Pull flow and kanban
- Visual management, poka-yoke, 5S
- Maximum Work in process (WIPmax)
- Flowcharts and process mining
- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
- Kata and Short Interval Control
- Toyota Way
- Advanced operational optimization (self-study for those interested):
- Capacity management in the presence of variability
- Inventory optimization and sizing of kanban systems
Serious game: the group experiments in the classroom the Lean improvement method (Kaizen Event) on a role play simulating an end-to-end business process (receipt of orders, processing, billing, shipping).
Day 3 and 4 – Six Sigma Yellow Belt module
- History and positioning of Lean Six Sigma
- Deployment of Lean Six Sigma:
- Overall governance
- Process Management System
- Ambition and roadmap
- Lean Six Sigma Organization
- Roles & responsibilities (Champion, Sponsor, Process Owner, Belts)
- Project selection and follow-up process
- Expected benefits
- Typology of DMAIC problems and projects
- The 3 voices
- Critical To Satisfaction
- Kano model
- Problem statement, project objective and opportunity
- Project Charter v1
- MAIC method of solving simple statistical problems
- Problem metric
- Measurement plan
- Measurement system validation : precision and accuracy (agreement analysis)
- Defective rate
- Project Charter v2
- Analysis of Pareto
- Five Why’s
- Project Charter v3
- Search and selection of the solution
- Business Case
- Implementation of the solution
- Improvement validation
- Dashboard for monitoring the performance of the process
- Response plan
- Critical study of a case of DMAIC project
- Lean Management exam:
MCQ – 1,5 hours – 25 questions – closed-book.
- Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam:
MCQ – 1 hour – 20 questions – closed-book