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    Enhance management approaches with Lean Six Sigma

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    Remove waste and ensure quality delivery

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    Work through the Lean Six Sigma Belt levels with Pentagon Training

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    Improve processes whilst decreasing costs

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    Acquire knowledge of DMAIC and DMADV methods

Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation. It combines the ideologies of Lean manufacturing/Lean enterprise and Six Sigma to eliminate the different kinds of waste (muda) which are:

  • Transporting
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Waiting
  • Over-Processing
  • Over-Production
  • Defects
  • Under Utilisation of employees

 

Lean Six Sigma is a joint venture of Lean and Six Sigma. While Lean aims to achieve continuous flow by tightening the linkages between process steps, Six Sigma focuses on reducing process variation, thereby enabling a tightening of those linkages. Just like Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma also uses the DMAIC phases. Lean Six Sigma builds upon the 5S Lean technique used to keep the production workspace in order and the workforce committed. This 5S technique includes the 5 steps described below:

  • Sort – remove unnecessary waste
  • Straighten – everything is in place 
  • Shine – keep the workplace clean
  • Standardise – conform to the guidelines
  • Sustain – maintain steps 1-4

Lean Six Sigma Training Courses

Course Information

Lean Six Sigma provides expertise to it's users at various levels.

The first level in the Lean Six Sigma series is the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. This is an introductory course that teaches delegates the basics of Lean Six Sigma.

The second stage is the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. A Green Belt is supposed to be familiar with the concepts of the Yellow Belt, however, the Green Belt covers Yellow Belt concepts within it's course content. A Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified professional is capable of handling a team of Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belts.

The third phase is the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.  To qualify for this stage, the delegate must be a Green Belt holder. They should also be capable of handling Green Belt Projects (at least ten of these).

The last stage is the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. To attain the Master Black Belt, delegates must have at least 7 years of professional experience, and a minimum of 2 years experience in executing continuous improvement projects based on Lean Six Sigma framework. The delegate should also be currently guiding continuous improvement Lean Six Sigma projects.

 

Delegates will become aware of DMAIC and DMADV models. 

DMAIC is a cycle that depicts what happens following changes to a process. DMAIC stands for:

  • Define - the process and problem
  • Measure - the process' current performance
  • Analyse - the process for issues and root cause
  • Improve - determine and apply improvements
  • Control - sustain the improvements

DMADV is the method used for development of existing products. DMADV refers to:

Define - the project purpose and problems, and customer requirements to outline project objectives

Measure - the requirements and scope of the project

Analyse - define performance goals and the impact of processes

Design - come up with specifics and achieve design authentication

Verify - test the design and come to a conclusion

 

Why should I take up Lean Six Sigma training?

There are many reasons why you should engage in Lean Six Sigma training, some of which are listed below:

  • Manage excess waste and increase productivity by building on Lean Six Sigma techniques
  • Lean Six Sigma techniques can be applied to any industry
  • Lean Six Sigma helps increase salary perks
  • Lean Six Sigma uses the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) method.
  • Certified Lean Six Sigma instructors teach the courses

 

What are the benefits of Lean Six Sigma training?

Some of the benefits of Lean Six Sigma include:

  • With the implementation of Lean Six Sigma and streamlining processes, an organisation’s profits can increase
  • The implementation of Lean Six Sigma leads to increased efficiency, as the organisation can deliver better products or services to it's customers
  • With Lean Six Sigma processes in implementation, employees can actively participate in team matters to build a good team
  • Processes of Lean Six Sigma help to build trust as the organisation has transparency in all it's processes

 

Why Choose Pentagon Training?

All Pentagon Lean Six Sigma trainers are certified and have years of experience in the field. As such, the delegates receive quality support at Pentagon. Pentagon's Lean Six Sigma training courses provides various levels of expertise to increase productivity while removing unnecessary waste.

 

 



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