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  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2 Days)

Lean Six Sigma; Yellow Belt (2 Day)


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Quick Overview

Operational managers, Supervisors and Team/Department Leaders who wish to improve their processes and increase their outputs or who are responsible for implementing lean and quality improvement initiatives. Strategic leaders who want to gain a greater understanding of how their organisation generates wastes and the basic principles to eliminate these.

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This two-day course introduces you to Lean Six Sigma which is a combination of Lean methods and Six Sigma approaches. It covers the basics of Lean Six Sigma and shows you the tools and approaches for eliminating waste and improving quality within an organisational process. The course has classroom based practical exercises that demonstrate the tools, techniques and approaches in action and illustrates their results and culminates in an APMG foundation examination. Course modules follow the DMAIC improvement model and include:

Enterprise Overview - Lean history, philosophy, principles and wastes; Six Sigma history, philosophy and process equation; Lean Six Sigma Key Principles and the DMAIC Improvement Model; Continuous Improvement Organisation ‐ Roles and Responsibilities; Team Based Approach ‐ Practices, Evolution and Brainstorming; Other Improvement Methods ‐ Design for Lean Six Sigma & DMADV.

Define Phase - Voice of Business - Project Charter; Voice of Customer ‐ CTQs/Customer Segments/Collection/Kano; Voice of Process - SIPOC Diagrams; Voice of Stakeholders ‐ Mapping and Communication Planning.

Measure Phase - Discrete and Continuous Data; Measurement Systems Analysis; Data Collection, Planning and Techniques; Descriptive Statistics and Sigma Capability, Defects and Yields.

Analyse Phase - Value Analysis, Value Stream Mapping and Theory of Constraints; Cause and Effect Analysis ‐ Ishikawa, 5 Whys and Hypothesis Testing; Correlation.

Improve Phase - Stabilisation and TPM; Jidoka; Rapid Improvement Approach; Creating Level Work Flow and Set-up Reduction; Work Cells and Product Family Analysis; Solution Selection - Impact/Effort Evaluation.

Control Phase - Common and Special Causes of Variation; Statistical Process Control; Failure Mode and Effect Analysis; Control Planning; Visibility Principle; Project Handover.

What examinations are taken on the course?

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam: 40 Mins, closed book, 50 multiple-choice questions

Additional Information

Course Type Yellow Belt Master SSY/2D

SPOCE delivers accredited training courses across the country. The following is a list of SPOCE's training venues. Residential accommodation (A) can be arranged at our Bournemouth venue. Refreshments (R) are provided at all venues. Lunch (L) is also provided at all venues except London.

Birmingham (L,R) - Hallmark Hotel - Strathallan, 225 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B16 9RY

Bournemouth (A,L,R) - Hallmark - West Cliff, Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, Dorset, BH2 5JS

Fareham (R) - IPSO, Forum 3, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Fareham, Hampshire, PO15 7FH

Fleet (L,R) - GBS Corporate, Ancells Business Park, Oakmere, Barley Way, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 2UT

Leeds (L,R) - Jurys Inn, Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 1NE

London (R) - SPOCE, 2nd Floor, New London House, 6 London Street, London, EC3R 7LP

Manchester (L,R) - Cheadle House, Royal Crescent, Cheadle, Stockport, SK8 3FS

Nottingham (L,R) - Eastwood Hall, Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottingham, NG16 3SS

Oxford (L,R) - Oxford Witney Four Pillars, Olney House, Ducklington Lane, Witney, Oxfordshire, OX28 4EX

Southampton (L,R) - The Learning Centre, 14 Annealing Close, Eastleigh, Hants, SO50 9PX

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