Calling all Six Sigma Green Belts and future Black Belts
One of the reasons manufacturers lose momentum with their continuous improvement initiatives, is because their Green Belts have lapsed in leading and practicing the core skills, and use of the key tools involved in their Six Sigma projects. Additionally, we often find delegates attending our Black Belt training would have benefitted from a refresh of their Green Belt knowledge. Especially around the analysis phase, working with data and decision making based on fact rather than legacy assumption.
The manufacturing Institute has developed a unique, online Green Belt Refresher programme that helps to revitalise and reboot an organisations existing talent, rather than continuing to train new practitioners. The course gives existing Green Belts the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the key DMAIC tools and create new momentum around the mindset required to not just lead, but drive momentum around existing and new continuous improvement projects by using real data-driven decision making.
Who is this course for?
Six Sigma Managers and Team Leaders looking to re-boot and enhance their existing green belt knowledge, whilst reflecting on the impact Six Sigma projects and outcomes. This is a fast paced, intensive course that will reinvigorate your green belt thinking and prepare you for blackbelt. It is for people who want to use their data to enhance decision making based on true facts not fiction.
During this course, you will revisit a number of enhanced key competencies including:
Session 1: INTRODUCTION
Introduction and definitions, recap on the basic Six Sigma principles and concepts. Your business mindset in the context of DMAIC and the benefits. Business goals and objectives, understanding customer requirements and identifying SMART project goals. Where have you found resistance from stakeholders in the organisation?
Session 2: DEFINE
Chartering projects. Reflection on what has been critical to your success and why? Mindset, obstacles and influence. Process mapping – a review of key Six Sigma mapping techniques.
Session 3: MEASURE
What have you discovered about your customer requirements? Impact study of root cause analysis. Data gathering – for both soft and hard data.
Session 4: ANALYSE
Effective measurement and analysis, understanding the drivers of poor performance in a process and GEMBA re-focussing on areas for improvement actions, waste and root cause analysis. Develop a factual and accurate picture of the current state of process performance, identifying areas of weakness within the process for further investigation, achieving and reflection of ‘quick win’ improvements where possible. Use of data-driven decision making, not assumption or ‘urban myth’.
Session 5: IMPROVE
Standardisation and simplification, risk assessment and mitigation (mistake proofing). Optimisation of your critical X’s understanding the input and process variables.
Session 6: CONTROL
Leading change. Re-visit, develop and implement new optimum, sustainable solutions with minimum resistance. Creative thinking and solution prioritisation. Understand how to verify project solutions which have been implemented effectively and ensure the improvements are sustainable.