Lean Six Sigma Training Center currently offers the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course. The Black Belt course is under development and will be available very soon. Both courses are instructor led, either at one of our training facilities or at a host facility. The course length is five days, Monday through Friday.
Utah Lean Six Sigma Training Center offers courses based on a “Lean Biased” curriculum. This means we teach approximately 80% Lean concepts and 20% Six Sigma concepts. We do this because Lean is generally accepted as the basis for continuous improvement and those skills are widely applicable to anyone in almost any industry. Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts and Black belts will be able to identify and remove waste in processes as well as identify and improve key performance metrics.
Professional credentials in the form of a “Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate” or “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate” may be obtained following the course. Students who pass the certification exam will be awarded the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt certification from the American Association for Lean Six Sigma Certification (AALSSC). The certification exam, which is included with tuition, is offered in the afternoon of the last day of training. For more information about AALSSC, please visit aalssc.org.
Course Objective: For students to learn the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma and immediately be able to immediately work in a Lean environment. A graduate from this course is able to understand the basic expectations of a Lean organization and their role within it
• (Principles of Lean, Cost of Quality, 8 Deadly Wastes)
• Lean, originally pioneered by Toyota Motor Company in the 1940’s, is a methodology aimed at identifying and eliminating waste. This class introduces students to the very real but sometimes difficult to identify cost of poor quality, then covers the eight deadly wastes that appear in any organization and the basic principles of lean.
Root Cause Analysis
• (Fishbone diagram, Run chart, 5 Why analysis, Pareto chart, FMEA [Failure Mode and Effects Analysis])
• Building upon Lean Introduction and Foundational Lean Tools, this class pivots from making sure things are going right to what happens when something goes wrong. Students will learn how to perform a robust root cause analysis in order to identify the cause(s) of a problem, correct the associated defects, and prevent them from recurring.
Foundational Lean Tools
• (5S, Standard Work, Visual Management)
• Building upon Lean Introduction, this class introduces the basic tools of Lean. 5S – a physical organizational strategy upon which all other improvements are based – combined with standard work and visual management allow an organization to have consistent, efficient, and effective work flow. Students will learn how to implement 5S in a way that makes sense and minimizes disruption to the overall process. Students will also learn the difference between visual display and visual control, and how standard work can minimize errors by promoting a consistent process.
There is a total of 8 classroom hours.
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Course Objective: For students to learn the foundations of Lean Six Sigma and develop problem solving, process improvement, and facilitator skills. A graduate from this course is able to effectively implement solutions that result in lower costs, faster delivery, higher quality, and increased safety of operations.
Course Description: Project based curriculum that leverages the use of simulations, case studies, and team dynamics for the most effective learning experience. Students learn and practice the skills necessary to map, analyze, and improve work processes, implement change management strategies, apply structured problem solving methods, apply root cause analysis tools, and implement proven Lean Six Sigma countermeasures.
There is a total of 30 classroom hours with an additional 4-5 hours of study to be completed after class hours. The previous day’s content will be reviewed at the beginning of days 2-5. A final team presentation and submission of project documentation is required for course completion.
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Course Objective: For students to advance their knowledge, skills, and abilities to lead change initiatives and strategic planning sessions at the executive or strategic level of their organization.
Course Description: Project based curriculum that leverages the use of simulations, case studies, and student interactions for the most effective learning experience. Students learn and practice the skills necessary to implement statistical process control (SPC), facilitate and use various strategic planning tools and methods, optimize machine up-time rates, alleviate organizational bottlenecks, calculate various financial metrics, and to lead change initiatives in any organization.
There is a total of 30 classroom hours with additional 10-20 hours of reading, studying and homework to be completed prior to course and during instructional week (see homework schedule). Students will be required to lead graded discussions and presentations (see syllabus).
Prerequisite: Lean, Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (or equivalent) training or certification. Including, but not limited to: training or certification from employer, job training programs, private training centers, universities, or online courses. Documentation can be mailed, emailed or faxed to Utah Lean Six Sigma prior to class start or hand carried to the first day of class.