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Lean Six Sigma - Black Belt Certificate

8-9 Sept, 2-3 & 29-30 Oct, 20- 21 Nov, 15-16 Dec 2014
Bewleys Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
10 Days
Purpose: 

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification program will equip participants with the technical competencies, team leadership skills and change management skills to lead Lean Six Sigma projects using the Lean Principles and DMAIC (Define Measure Analyse Improve Control) methodology. The 10-day program will cover the most contemporary process improvement practises adopted by leading organisations and proponents of Lean Sigma Transformation in manufacturing, service, healthcare, financial, public sector as well as many other industries.

Business success in any organisation requires vision, products and services that add value, processes that are efficient, people who are competent and a culture that supports the behaviours of improvement and development. This course will address all these aspects with a significant focus on the cultural change and the role of the Lean Sigma Black Belt in the facilitation, change management and application of the tools to change a culture.

The role of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a business improvement professional that is able to support the Lean and Six Sigma implementation journey in organisations, including assisting systems and tools implementation. They possess the ability to mentor multiple teams, monitor performance of all activities and engage leadership support to deliver genuine business improvements.

This programme will run over 5 months and will focus heavily on the application of the tools rather than their academic understanding.

The course covers the phases of a typical Lean Transformation utilising Lean Principles and Six Sigma: Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control.

The methodology follows a structured sequence of problem solving techniques and cultural change management to arrive at a solution. Statistics aid in the decision-making process and help to validate the success of changes. Cultural facilitation embeds that change.

Suitable for: 

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training Course is recommended for all those in an organisation who will lead medium or large improvements and who will act as coaches or mentors to others involved in the improvement programme.

It is suitable for managers, internal consultants, change agents, project managers, team leaders, business improvement leaders or facilitators.

It is a pre-requisite that participants possess a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or equivalent and have identified a significant improvement project that they will implement over the duration of the course.

Process improvement/cost savings project that will be done in conjunction with training.

  • Laptop Computer
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Minitab Statistical Software
What’s good about the course? : 

A comprehensive and practical course from top class international specialists who are excellent trainers.

Option to prepare for the ASQ (American Society of Quality) Black Belt Certificate (see www.asq.org)

The role of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a business improvement professional that is able to support the Lean and Six Sigma implementation journey in organisations, including assisting systems and tools implementation.

They possess the ability to mentor multiple teams, monitor performance of all activities and engage leadership support to deliver genuine business improvements.

This programme will run over 5 months and will focus heavily on the application of the tools rather than their academic understanding.

Objectives:

The role of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a business improvement professional that is able to support the Lean and Six Sigma implementation journey in organisations, including assisting systems and tools implementation.

They possess the ability to mentor multiple teams, monitor performance of all activities and engage leadership support to deliver genuine business improvements.

This programme will run over 5 months and will focus heavily on the application of the tools rather than their academic understanding.

Benefits:

Learn from two of Ireland's top professionals in Business Transformation and Continuous Improvement.

Top quality professional training service from Trigraph - a supplier to most of Ireland's major employers across all sectors

Detailed Content:

Lean Six Sigma Principles and Overview

Enterprise-wide overview

  • History, foundations, integration of Lean and Six Sigma, business processes and systems and LSS applications

Lean Transformation Roadmap

Lean Assessment

Leadership

  • Responsibilities, roadblocks, change management, projects, Six Sigma roles and responsibilities

Organisational Process Management and Measures

  • Impact on stakeholders, Critical to x (CTx) requirements, Benchmarking, Business performance measures, Financial measures

Project Selection

  • NPV (Net Present Value) Analysis

Value Stream Mapping

Management of change

  • Lean Six Sigma Teams

Hoshin Kanri strategy deployment

Define Phase

Voice of the customer

Project charter

  • Problem statement
  • Project scope
  • Goals and objectives
  • Project performance measures

Project tracking

Project Stakeholder Analysis

Measurable Customer Requirements

Requirements Statements

Process Mapping

SIPOC

Measure Phase

Process characteristics

  • Input and output variables
  • Process flow metrics
  • Process analysis tools

Data collection

  • Types of data
  • Measurement scales
  • Sampling methods
  • Collecting data

Measurement systems

  • Measurement methods
  • Measurement systems analysis

Basic statistics

  • Basic terms
  • Central limit theorem
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Graphical methods
  • Valid statistical conclusions

Probability

  • Basic concepts and Distributions

Process capability

  • Process capability indices
  • Process performance indices
  • Short-term and long-term capability
  • Process capability for non-normal data
  • Process capability for attributes data
  • Process capability studies and
  • Process performance vs. specification

Analyse Phase

Data Analysis Overview

Pareto Analysis

Gap Analysis

Root Cause Analysis

Waste Analysis

Run Charts

Histogram/Frequency Plot

Cause and Effect Analysis

Scatter Plot or Correlation Diagram

Multi-Variant Analysis

  • Correlation coefficient
  • Regression
  • Multivariate tools
  • Multi-vari studies
  • Attributes data analysis

Inferential Statistics Primer

Hypothesis testing

  • Terminology
  • Statistical vs. practical
  • Significance
  • Sample size

Design of Experiments Overview

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Improve Phase

Generating Creative Solutions

Brainstorming

Analysing and Selecting Solutions- Decision Matrix

5S

Autonomous Maintenance / TPM

Quick Changeover / SMED

Line Balancing/Operator Balance Charts

Continuous Flow Layouts

Kanban/Pull Systems

Kaizen Events

Pilot Testing

Full-Scale Implementation

Creativity and Innovation

Eliminate, Combine, Redesign, Simplify (ECRS)

Design of Experiments (DOE)

Waste elimination

Cycle-time reduction

Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz

Theory of constraints (TOC)

TRIZ

Risk analysis and mitigation

Control Phase

Control Plan Elements

Statistical Process Control

Statistical process control

  • Objectives
  • Selection of variables
  • Rational sub-grouping
  • Control chart selection
  • Control chart analysis

Other control tools

  • Total productive maintenance
  • Visual factory

Maintain controls

  • Measurement system re-analysis
  • Control plan

Sustain improvements

  • Lessons learned
  • Training plan deployment
  • Documentation

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Frameworks and Methodologies

Common DFSS methodologies

Customer Expectations

  • House of Quality
  • Critical to Quality Deployment
  • Critical Parameter Management
  • Design for X (DFX)

Robust design and process (Special design tools)