FORMAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

Learn why and how the Lean Six Sigma methodology can assist you in making better decisions. Will also answer the question if an advanced Lean Six Sigma course is an appropriate career path. White Belt training provides a basic understanding of what Lean Six Sigma is and how it is used within the organization. It enables you to understand terminology and key tools used in Lean Six Sigma projects.

Why Lean Six Sigma?

  • Making better decisions based on FACTS
  • The importance of understanding cause and effect: y = f(x)
  • History and background of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Lean Six Sigma in pharmaceutical industry
  • The Six Sigma DMAIC process (Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve – Control)
  • Introduction to selected Six Sigma tools
  • Contributing to Lean Six Sigma projects

Anybody interested in Lean Six Sigma, including Lean Six Sigma team members, process owners, managers and those people interested in participating in an advanced Lean Six Sigma course (Yellow, Green, Black Belt course).

Secora’s training programs give your business and employees the necessary advantage over the competition.

3 training days

Learn how the Lean methodology assists you in making better decisions regarding process waste and inefficiency.

Why Lean Six Sigma?

  • History of Lean
  • The Six Sigma DMAIC process for Lean
  • Kaizen
  • 5s
  • SMED
  • Shingo-style and classical Value Stream Mapping
  • Managing Work in Process (WIP): Kanban Systems
  • Lean Lab approaches
  • Lean for services
  • Application of Six Sigma data analysis tool within Lean projects

Managers and employees involved in process optimization and/or redesign. This course can be visited by those interested primarily in Lean or combined with the Green Belt course.

Yellow Belt training focuses on the Lean toolset. Lean assists in streamlining processes, eliminate waste, remove bottlenecks and reduce process lead time. Yellow Belt training shows you how to apply Lean tools in a highly interactive hands-on classroom simulation.

Lean 6 Sigma - Green Belt Certification

DMAIC or DFSS  – 10 training days

Green Belt training focuses on Six Sigma and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies. The Six Sigma toolkit assists in finding and removing the root cause for defects in existing processes. DFSS assists in designing new processes, devices or production lines right first time.

During this course you will learn how to apply Six Sigma methodology hands-on in highly interactive classroom simulations.

  • History of Six Sigma
  • DMAIC and DMADV processes for Six Sigma and DFSS
  • Identifying potential root causes, cause-effect analysis (y=f(x))
  • Graphical analysis
  • Detailed process mapping, including Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Sample size
  • Basics of Six Sigma statistics
  • Methods of Measurement System Analysis: Kappa-Study, Type 1 Study, Gage R&R
  • Process capability determination
  • Hypothesis tests for numerical and attribute data
  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE) and its application to ICH Quality by Design
  • Statistical Process Control (Control Charts)
  • Determination of sample size (AQL)
  • Requirements Analysis for DFSS: Quality Function Deployment (House of Quality), Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP)
  • Concept Selection toolkit: FAST, Morphological Box, Pugh-matrix, Value Analysis
  • Risk Management Methods: FMEA and FTA

Managers and employees interested in applying Six Sigma or Design for Six Sigma tools in root cause analysis, in the design of new processes, services or devices, as well as in fact based decision making in general. Participants can receive Green Belt Certification after successfully completing and submitting a Green Belt project. A project can be selected before, during or after attending the course.

Participants must have attended the Lean Six Sigma White Belt before attending this course. This course can be visited with or without attending Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Participants are required to bring a Laptop computer with the software MINTAB version 16 or higher installed.

Lean 6 Sigma - Black Belt Certification

DMAIC or DFSS  – Green Belt plus 10 training days

Learn how to manage non-standard and cross-functional projects. Use advanced decision making tools to pin-point root causes for various process business pains. Advanced instruction in numerous decision making tools with emphasis on quality, effectiveness, and efficiency.

Building on the Green Belt instruction as a foundation, Black Belt training provides an in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and decision-making tools. As a Black Belt you will be able to solve complex and non-standard problems. During the course you will learn how to apply advanced Six Sigma methodology hands-on in interactive classroom simulations.

  • Decision making with Six Sigma statistics in case of non-standard situations
  • Hypothesis testing and process capability for non-normal data
  • Advanced ANOVA and Regression Analysis, Measurement System Analysis (Gage R&R) for destructive testing
  • Advanced Design of Experiments: Response Surface Methodology, Mixture and d-Optimal Experiments, DOE for Design
  • Space characterization for ICH Quality by Design, DOE for Robust Design
  • Multivariate Analysis: PCA and Partial Least Squares
  • Sample size determination and AQL
  • Design for Six Sigma and Robust Design: Design Knowledge Matrix, p-Diagram and Robustness Checklist
  • Introduction to Reliability
  • Risk Assessment using Monte-Carlo simulation
  • Advance control charts
  • Process simulation

Participants must have attended Green Belt training prior to attending this course. Participants are required to bring a Laptop computer with the following software installed: MINTAB version 16 or higher.

Participants must have attended the Lean Six Sigma White Belt before attending this course. This course can be visited with or without attending Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Participants are required to bring a Laptop computer with the software MINTAB version 16 or higher installed.

Lean 6 Sigma - Master Black Belt Certification

DMAIC or DFSS – Black Belt plus 10 training days

Learn how to identify, select, and define standard, non-standard, and cross-functional projects. Coach and mentor other belts to project completion. Instruct White-, Yellow-, Green-, and Black Belt courses. Become the “go-to” person for Lean Six Sigma questions.

Building on the Black Belt instruction as a foundation, Master Black Belt training provides additional in-depth understanding of Lean Six Sigma and decision-making tools (You will become the methodology and tool expert). Master Black Belts are the “go-to” people for all things related to the success of the deployment from project identification, selection, and definition through resistant to change to knowledge transfer and successful project completion.

This course addresses the integration of business strategy into the Lean Six Sigma deployment planning, looks at general and specific scheduling, addresses participant selection methods and the project selection process.

  • Advanced Statistics
  • Advanced Minitab
  • Critical Thinking
  • Change Management
  • Leadership Skills
  • Coaching Skills
  • Project Management
  • Portfolio Management
  • Project Idea Evaluation
  • Program Office Management
  • How to lead and mentor Black Belts

Those wanting to become a process improvement experts.

Black Belts looking to mentor others who lead larger process improvement projects within an organization.

Employees that want to teach the Six Sigma methodology to Green Belts and Black Belts internally.

Participants must have attended Black Belt training prior to attending this course. Participants are required to bring a Laptop computer with the following software installed: MINTAB version 16 or higher.