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Training Online, Self-Paced Online, Self-Paced Online, Self-Paced
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CEUs 1 CEU 3 CEUs 2 CEUs
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Introduction Phase

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What is Lean Six Sigma? Y Y Lean Only
Benefits of Lean Six Sigma Y Y Lean Only
Who Uses Lean Six Sigma? Y Y Lean Only
Lean Six Sigma Roles Y Y N
The 8 Wastes Y Y Y
DMAIC Overview Y Y N

Define Phase

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Green Belt

Lean

Project Charter – Tool Y Y A3
Problem/Opportunity Statement Y Y N
Voice Of the Customer (VOC) – Tool Y Y Customer Value
Defects Y Y Y
SIPOC (High Level Process Map) – Tool Y Y Y
Stakeholders Y Y Y

Measure Phase

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Selecting Measures Y Y N
Data Collection Planning Y Y N
Operational Definitions Y Y N
Capturing Baseline Data Y Y N

Analyze Phase

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Lean

Process Analysis Y Y Y
Rework Loops Y Y Y
Redundancies Y Y Y
Bottlenecks Y Y Y
Inspections & Decisions Y Y Y
Handoffs Y Y Y
Foundation of Lean Six Sigma Y Y N
The Five Whys Y Y Y
The Fishbone Diagram – Tool Y Y Y
Pareto Charts – Tool Y Y Y
Develop a Hypothesis Y Y N
Confirm Hypothesis With Data Y Y N

Improve Phase

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Lean

Lean Principles Y Y Y
Create Flow Y Y Y
Batching Y Y Y
Cross-Training Y Y Y
Parallel Processing Y Y N
Standard Work Y Y Y
Mistake-Proofing: Poka-Yoke – Tool Y Y Y
Visual Management Y Y Y
5S Y Y Y

Control Phase

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Lean

Process Control Plan – Tool Y Y N
Monitoring & Reponse Plan – Tool Y Y N
Documentation Y Y N
Storyboard Y Y N

Green Belt Adds

Yellow Belt

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Kano Analysis N Y N
Affinity Analysis N Y N
Tree Diagram N Y N
VOC Translation Matrix N Y Y
Process Gemba Walk N Y Y
Organizational Level Process Map N Y Y
Value Stream Map N Y Y
Swimlane Map N Y Y
A3 N Y Y
Stakeholder Analysis N Y Y
Meeting Productivity (RACI) – Tool N Y Y
Stratification N Y N
Data Collection Sheets – Tool N Y N
Sampling N Y N
Measurement Systems Analysis N Y N
Value Stream Analysis N Y Y
Value Analysis N Y Y
Pie & Bar Charts N Y N
Run Chart N Y N
Box Plot N Y N
Team Member Review N Y N
Brainstorm Solutions N Y N
Lean Improvement Principles N Y Y
Single Piece Flow N Y Y
Batch Size Reduction N Y Y
Changeover Reduction N Y Y
Work Cell Design N Y Y
Workload Balancing N Y Y
Kanban & Supermarkets N Y Y
Future State Map N Y Y
Impact/Effort Matrix – Tool N Y N
Weighted Criteria Matrix – Tool N Y N
Pilot the Solutions N Y Y
Multi-Phase Implementation N Y Y
FMEA (Failure Mode Effect & Analysis) – Tool N Y N
Control Chart N Y N

Lean Adds

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Green Belt

Lean

History of Lean N N Y
PDCA N N Y
Customer Value N N Y
Rapid Improvement Events (Expanded) N N Y
Standard Work (Expanded) N N Y
Visual Management (Expanded) N N Y
Quick Wins (Expanded) N N Y
Pilots (Expanded) N N Y
A3 (Expanded) N N Y
Process Walk (Expanded) N N Y
Spaghetti Chart (Expanded) N N Y
Leader Standard Work N N Y
Leader Task Board N N Y
A3 Coaching N N Y
Leader Process Performance Board N N Y
Leader Huddle Meetings N N Y
Leader Process Walk N N Y
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Why Should I Pick GoLeanSixSigma.com Over Any Other Online Training Program Or Provider?

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Four reasons: Quality, Fun, Cost and the Bandwagon!

  1. Quality: Our Lean Six Sigma training is one of the highest quality online training programs out there. GoLeanSixSigma.com uses state of the art software to bring the training to life for students. In addition, we have an excellent team of Master Black Belts that have designed the program for effective student learning.
  2. Fun: Our online training is more engaging and fun than any other online program. The GoLeanSixSigma.com development team created a virtual place, the Bahama Bistro in the training program. The Bahama Bistro is filled with characters and opportunities to apply process improvement. Many of the examples and tools use Bahama Bistro to help connect how the tools apply in the real world.
  3. Cost: On other Lean Six Sigma programs, individuals and companies are spending a great deal of money, sometimes in excess of $8,000 per individual, to become trained. GoLeanSixSigma.com has broken the cost barrier and is able to bring high quality, online training programs to interested students for a fraction of the cost. And if these reasons aren’t enough, let’s throw in one more…
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What Are The Main Points Of Lean?

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A lot of people think that LEAN stands for Less Employees Are Needed and believe that Lean is about reducing head count. This is not true.

The definition of Lean is to maximize value to the customer while reducing waste. People are not a waste. People are an organization’s important asset. People are often wasted on wasteful activities or tasks. Lean is about reducing waste and wasteful activities, not people.

This is the main point of Lean. In order to eliminate waste, it is important to first define who the customer is (or customers are) and define value from the customer perspective. Once that work is done, employees can learn the 8 Wastes of Lean and start to identify where waste exists in the processes that deliver value to the customer. This is when employees start to see with fresh eyes to reduce waste and wasteful activities. Once waste is identified, employees then work to minimize and/or eliminate the waste.

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Which Lean Six Sigma Training Should I Get? Yellow Belt or Green Belt?

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If you’d like high-level, awareness training that teaches you the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma process improvement, you should register for Yellow Belt Training & Certification. Upon completing the course, you’ll see the world with new eyes and understand how Lean Six Sigma can transform your workplace or home. Learn more about Yellow Belt Training or view the Yellow Belt Course Outline.

If you’d like in-depth training that enables you to complete Lean Six Sigma process improvement projects from start to finish, you should register for Green Belt Training & Certification. Green Belts carry more recognition and can deliver measurable, sustainable improvement by finding the root causes of problems and streamlining processes. Learn more about Green Belt Training or view the Green Belt Course Outline.

We want you to have confidence in the quality of our globally recognized Green Belt Training & Certification prior to investing in it – so we’ve made our Yellow Belt Training absolutely free. This allows you to get a feel for our practical approach which ensures you not only know Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools, but that you’re able to apply them and begin improving processes immediately.

You can compare the courses in detail here!

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QUESTION:
Am I Able To Use Lean Six Sigma In The Aerospace Industry?

ANSWER:

Absolutely! In fact, Boeing actively applies Lean Six Sigma to its processes, as do many of its suppliers. See this recent article from “Global Manufacturing.” The story proclaims that “In 1998 it took Boeing 71 days to assemble its 777 aircraft – today it takes just 37. . . .the aerospace giant also managed to shave an incredible nine days off the final assembly of its 737, going from 20 days to 11.”

Here’s a specific process example from the same article that demonstrates the Lean concepts of “creating flow” and managing constraints in order to increase throughput:

“Plant engineers struggled with a time-consuming bottleneck due to having to lift the plane’s [757] heavy seats up to its doorway and inside for installation. Once the seats came to the plant, they were fitted with wheels, lifted by an overhead crane to the airplane doorway, unloaded, rolled into the cabin, divested of their wheels and finally installed. The process from beginning to end took 12 hours.

Members of Boeing’s ‘Moonshine Shop’ – a team of people tasked with developing ideas in late night thinking sessions – began searching for a more effective process. They asked the question: “If not cranes, then what?”

The team attended county fairs and studied Ferris wheels; they looked at ski lifts and automated roofing carriers but nothing quite fit the bill. Eventually one of the team members mentioned the hay loaders on farms near his home. Could they be adapted to ferry heavy seats up to the plane for installation?

The team began looking into the workings of hay loaders and finally found a rancher who could develop a viable machine that met their exact specifications, adding safety guards. The new hay loader was put into production and shaved an astonishing 10 hours off seat installation.”

For more examples, check out this video for the 737. It steps through the application of Lean in building this aircraft and shows examples of reducing waste related to transportation and motion, along with demonstrating:

It also looks like they have the “hay loader” in operation in this aircraft.

Since all work is a process, and Lean Six Sigma on improving processes, you can apply the principles to any industry.

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Is It Possible To Use Lean Six Sigma In An Assembly Line?

ANSWER:

Yes! Henry Ford’s automated assembly lines are some of the earliest forms of Lean. Taiichi Ohno, the head engineer of Toyota, came over to study them before developing the famous Toyota Production System, another landmark in the development of Lean thinking. I’ll list a few of Lean Six Sigma techniques that are particularly applicable to assembly lines:

  1. Standard Work – This is a basic concept but important to reduce defects or variation in the products. If Standard Work has not been established, it’s time to conduct a Process (Gemba) Walk to determine what techniques are being used at each stage and what constitutes the “better” practice at present. There is an opportunity to engage the line in multiple rounds of tweaking and improving those practices in pursuit of perfection
  2. Single Piece Flow (Batch Size Reduction) – Getting as close as possible to single piece flow will help the process meet customer demand. If there is any current batching, review the real need for the batches and consider reducing the size to as small as financial feasible.
  3. Changeover Reduction – If there is more than one product being produced on the line, then there is some form of changeover taking place. There are always opportunities to reduce the time it takes to switch from one product to the next and reduce the non-value adding time when the line is idle.
  4. Cross Training – In case you have specific expertise required of some line workers, cross training increases planning flexibility for management as well as decreasing any worker boredom which increases job satisfaction.
  5. Kanbans, Supermarkets and Water Beetles – This trio can be very helpful if there are parts and materials that have to be present at any stage along the line to keep the line moving. The Kanbans are the signals (cards, etc.) that indicate when inventory is required, the supermarkets are shelving or storage along the line with parts and materials for the workers, and Water Beetles are the people checking stock levels in the SuperMarkets to ensure each station has the right level of supplies.
  6. 5S and Visual Management – Is the process easy to follow? Are tools and parts easy to find? Always in the same spot? Are there enough parts and tools but not too much? Is the signage on the walls up to date? Are parts and tools color-coded for correct use? Does everyone know the system? 5S and the resulting Visual Management are foundational and hi-impact techniques to make use of in an assembly line.

These are some of the most useful concepts for your area, but there are many more to consider. I hope this was helpful!

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