Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Training

Course Outline
Course Objectives

Intended Audience

All employees.

Time To Complete

1.5 hours (0.2 CEUs)

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma represents a business philosophy leading to the elimination of waste and the reduction of variation. With Lean Six Sigma, costs are reduced, productivity is raised and customer satisfaction is enhanced. The effort starts with understanding “value” through the eyes of the customer. Anything that does not add value is waste. Any variation from the target or ideal state is a potential source of added cost. Lean Six Sigma efforts tackle both waste and variation with a focus on customers and their needs. Lean and Six Sigma are part of a continuum in which efficiency (Six Sigma) is coupled with effectiveness (Lean) to create a robust improvement environment.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Online Training

This course introduces learners to the fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma as complementary, additive methodologies that focus on both waste and variation reduction. An overview of the supporting infrastructure needed to sustain the effort is covered as well as examples of Lean Six Sigma application in manufacturing, the office, order entry, warehousing and distribution, sales and R&D. Organizations often use this course as their White Belt training.

This Training Enables Learners To…

  • Understand the scope and breadth of a Lean Six Sigma initiative.
  • Gain an understanding of what waste is and how to identify it so that it can be reduced.
  • Become aware of variation and techniques to reduce it.
  • Become familiar with the DMAIC team project model.
  • Be aware of the infrastructure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma effort.

Recommended Prerequisites

  • None.

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  • Lean for Business Processes – Online training that provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of how Lean Manufacturing works in a transaction-based/non-manufacturing business or job function.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Course Outline

Lesson 1 | What is Lean Six Sigma

  • Lean Six Sigma Philosophy
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodologies

Lesson 2 | Improvement Methodologies

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Elimination of Waste
  • The 5S’s
  • The DMAIC Project Cycle

Lesson 3 | Supporting Infrastructure

  • Components in the Supporting Infrastructure:
  • Leadership team
  • Champions
  • Black Belts
  • Green Belts
  • Project Teams
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • DMAIC Project Management

Lesson 4 | Application and Outcomes

  • Lean Six Sigma in:
    • Manufacturing
    • The “Office”
    • Order Entry
    • Warehousing and Distribution
    • Sales
    • R and D

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner’s progress in this course.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Course Objectives

  • Understand the scope and breadth of a Lean Six Sigma initiative.
  • Gain an understanding of what waste is and how to identify it so that it can be reduced.
  • Become aware of variation and techniques to reduce it.
  • Become familiar with the DMAIC and 8D team project models.
  • Be aware of the infrastructure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma effort.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Course Outline

Lesson 1 | What is Lean Six Sigma

  • Lean Six Sigma Philosophy
  • Lean Six Sigma Methodologies

Lesson 2 | Improvement Methodologies

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Elimination of Waste
  • The 5S's
  • The DMAIC Project Cycle

Lesson 3 | Supporting Infrastructure

  • Components in the Supporting Infrastructure:
  • Leadership team
  • Champions
  • Black Belts
  • Green Belts
  • Project Teams
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • DMAIC Project Management

Lesson 4 | Application and Outcomes

  • Lean Six Sigma in:
    • Manufacturing
    • The "Office"
    • Order Entry
    • Warehousing and Distribution
    • Sales
    • R and D

Challenge

  • An assessment of the learner's progress in this course.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Course Objectives

  • Understand the scope and breadth of a Lean Six Sigma initiative.
  • Gain an understanding of what waste is and how to identify it so that it can be reduced.
  • Become aware of variation and techniques to reduce it.
  • Become familiar with the DMAIC and 8D team project models.
  • Be aware of the infrastructure needed to support a Lean Six Sigma effort.