Six Sigma

Overview

Six sigma is a powerful strategy for improving the performance of any business process for the benefit of the process owners and the customers of that process. During the past twenty years, the effectiveness of the six sigma methodology has been proven by many organisations, in manufacturing, service, and transactional environments.

Courses

Yellow Belt

Six Sigma: Yellow Belt Training

Course Description

This is an introductory course which explains the fundamental aspects of six sigma and the define-measure-analyse-improve-control (DMAIC) methodology, and how it may be applied to a variety of business processes. A key objective of Yellow Belt training is to enable and motivate all personnel in the organisation to become active supporters and contributors within the six sigma strategy.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically 2 days (1 day executive / overview sessions can be delivered to suit your needs).

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Personnel from all functions, who will support or contribute to a six sigma project. Executive level / overview sessions can be developed to meet the needs of specific personnel.

Benefits

  • Helps to embed an understanding of the six sigma strategy.
  • Enables personnel to contribute more effectively to six sigma projects.

Course Summary

  • Six sigma overview
  • DMAIC methodology
  • Infrastructure for six sigma
  • Selecting and managing six sigma projects
  • Data collection
  • Basic tools and techniques
  • Principles of process capability
  • Six sigma metrics

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Green Belt

Six Sigma: Green Belt Training

Course Description

Green Belts have a key role within the six sigma programme. Typically a Green Belt will lead a six sigma project in their work area, or contribute to a project led by a Black Belt. This course includes all of the content of the Yellow Belt training and extends the learning to a wider range of methods, tools and techniques. On completion of Green Belt training a candidate may extend their learning to Black Belt level.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically 8 days, with a delivery pattern distributed over several weeks. (Note: To achieve certification as a Green Belt, a candidate must complete a satisfactory six sigma project.)

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Personnel from all functions, who will actively lead, or contribute to a six sigma project.

Benefits

  • Enables your organisation to achieve six sigma gains by utilising the skills of one or more competent Green Belts.

Course Summary

  • Six sigma overview and DMAIC methodology
  • Infrastructure for six sigma
  • Selecting and managing six sigma projects
  • Defining a process and understanding key customer requirements
  • Measurement systems analysis, data collection, basic tools and techniques, introduction to hypothesis testing
  • Process capability and six sigma metrics
  • Root cause analysis
  • Process control charts
  • Use of Minitab® software (Please see Minitab® page)

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Black Belt

Six Sigma: Black Belt Training

Course Description

Black Belts have a major role within a six sigma programme. Often on a full-time basis, a Black Belt will lead and deliver a number of six sigma projects over a period of time, achieving significant gains. This course includes all of the content of the Green Belt training and extends the learning to a wider range of methods, tools and techniques.

Duration/Delivery Mode

Typically 20 days (or an extension of 12 days to the Green Belt training) with a delivery pattern distributed over a number of months. (Note: To achieve certification as a Black Belt, a candidate must complete a satisfactory six sigma project.)

Target Audience

Multi-disciplinary: Personnel from all functions, who will actively lead six sigma projects.

Benefits

  • Enables your organisation to maximise the gains from the six sigma methodology by utilising the skills of one or more competent Black Belts.

Course Summary

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Minitab®

Minitab – Use of Minitab® Software

Course Description

Minitab® software is synonymous with data analysis, quality and continual improvement. For the benefit of those participants with an interest in Minitab®, relevant use of this package is demonstrated during the selected course. Course participants are welcome to bring a laptop computer preloaded with Minitab® software and to follow through the examples presented during the course, many of which are ‘real world’ data sets. Participants who currently do not have access to Minitab® may wish to download a free 30-day trial version from www.minitab.co.uk and use this during the course.Please note that Icanthus Limited does not supply software.

Benefits

  • Participants will gain an understanding of the use of Minitab® software in support of the training received during their selected course.
  • Participants will gain an appreciation of the significant benefits of using Minitab® software.

Course Summary

  • Please see details on relevant course page

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