Training | Six Sigma & Focused Improvement Tools

Six Sigma Black Belt

Six Sigma emphasizes quality improvement, but it is more than statistics and tools. The proven Six Sigma methodology is a systematic application that is focused on achieving significant financial results. When properly deployed on carefully selected business projects, this methodology can lead to a significant reduction—and in many cases, elimination—of defects and out-of-control processes, which saves valuable corporate resources. That translates into immediate—and dramatic— financial profitability. Six Sigma Black Belt training teaches and prepares change agents and technical leaders within an organization to implement the principles, practices, and techniques of Six Sigma in order to deliver breakthrough business improvement results time after time.

Six Sigma Green Belt

Green Belts provide value within the organization’s Six Sigma initiative in a variety of ways. They serve on Black Belt project teams to help collect and analyze data, develop process maps, assist the Black Belt in certain levels of statistical analysis, and develop experimental designs for a particular project. These activities serve to both support and accelerate progress in every project—which helps to maximize the organization’s return on its investment, and adds capacity to deliver even greater numbers of breakthrough improvement projects throughout the company.

Six Sigma Champion

The Champion will acquire the skills and tools to select projects, implement improvements, execute control, and alleviate roadblocks to success. The goal of this training is to increase your knowledge of the Champion roles and responsibilities to effectively lead a team of Black Belts. As a Champion, you will learn to identify the elements of a well-written business case as well as learn the importance of project selection. Finally, you will learn about the tools used to complete successful projects as well as your responsibilities throughout the DMAIC process.

Implementing Statistical Process Control

You have collected informative data, but now what? It’s nearly impossible to control processes – let alone improve them – without the application of statistical tools. Statistical process control may seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. This course will help you understand the powerful statistical tools that are available and be able to use them to make the most of your organizational processes. Learn ways to control your processes and thus ensure that they meet established performance criteria. Discover different ways to plot data using control charts that are appropriate to the type of data you want to examine. Understand the different types of control charts. Be able to determine which control charts are most appropriate in which situations and with which kinds of data sets.

Understanding and Measuring Process Performance Do not jeopardize your performance with a too-narrow focus. Organizations are often managed in functional units (e.g., sales, engineering, manufacturing, servicing, etc.). Because of this silo approach, problems occurring during the interactions of the various functions often cause people to stay focused on their own units rather than on the needs and wants of the end customer  or the overall performance of the organization. Learn how to effectively switch from a functional approach to a process approach, and how to stay focused on process interactions (handoffs), where most problems occur. Understand how processes behave by recognizing and measuring the critical variables that impact process performance.