six sigma green belt certification

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

2018 Case Study – Barrday Corporation

Course instructor: Dave Margil – Consultant, Lean Six Sigma

Course Description
Regardless of whether you are manufacturing products, delivering services, or engaged in knowledge work, processes govern much of how we run our businesses every day. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification training provides students with an objective, time-tested approach to identifying and eliminating problems that prevent our processes from operating optimally. This course will introduce and cover the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC) approach to process improvement.

Who Should Attend
The course is open to anyone who is interested in learning about continuous improvement. The individual can come from any transactional or manufacturing environment and should have a good understanding of what it is the customer is concerned about and a desire to solve problems in all facets of the company.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Objectively frame-up projects and set goals for success
  • Understand process measures and how to analyze measurement systems
  • Apply robust but easy-to-use statistical analysis to analyze and understanding their processes
  • Conduct root-cause problem solving to eliminate problems at their sources
  • Establish, test, and refine process improvements targeted to achieve their goals
  • Create a plan to sustain process improvements over time

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
    • Fundamental components of a Lean Enterprise
    • Overview of structured problem solving
  2. Project frame-up
    • Describing problems with data
    • Describing impact of problems
    • Goal setting
  3. Project selection
    • Where do projects come from
    • What makes a good DMAIC project
  4. Basics of change management
    • Stakeholder analysis
    • Questions you should be prepared to answer
  5. Understanding customer needs
    • Kano’s model
    • Introduction to House of Quality
  6. Transforming data to knowledge
    • Basics of measurement planning
    • Measurement system analysis for variable and attribute data
  7. Fundamental tools of Lean
    • 5S
    • Takt time and level-loading of resources
    • Kanban
    • Changeover reduction
    • Mistake proofing
    • Visual management
    • Standard work
  8. Process mapping
    • Techniques
    • Collecting process data
    • Seeing value vs. non-value
  9. Root cause analysis
  10. Using statistics to understand and improve (SPC)
    • Product capability
    • Sampling vs. population and Central Limit Theorem
    • Confidence intervals
    • Hypothesis testing
    • Control charts
  11. Decision making tools
  12. Developing countermeasures
  13. Introduction to FMEA & Control plans

All students will receive a license to SuperEasyStats, a data analysis package designed to support Green Belt projects. SuperEasyStats is an Excel for Windows plug-in that we will use to analyze data throughout the course. Sample data files will be provided.

Course Format
The course is offered over nine weeks, with two sessions per week for the first three weeks, and one session per week during the final six weeks. Students will be expected to use the time between classes to frame-up and commence a Lean Six Sigma project, with savings, based on the in-class learnings. The final class session will include an examination. Final Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification will be granted upon:

  • Attending all training sessions
  • Successful completion of the exam
  • Completing a Lean Six Sigma project
  • Having the project report written in DMAIC format approved by QSG

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