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    How To Reduce Your Electricity Bill Using Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma can help you improve anything from business processes to reducing your energy consumption at home. Want to save money on your energy bill or simply view a Lean Six Sigma project example? Check out this easy to follow example. View more examples of projects and ways Lean Six Sigma can help you improve at...

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    How To Lose Weight Using Lean Six Sigma

    Lean Six Sigma helps you improve everything from business processes to problems you may be having at home. It can even improve your life by helping you look and feel better by helping losing weight. We show you how in this project example. Click here for more examples of projects and ways Lean Six Sigma can...

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    How Lean Six Sigma Helps You Get A Job

    Lean Six Sigma can be applied anywhere since its foundation is basic problem solving: find the root cause(s) of a problem and then determine the best solution(s). In this example, we show you how Lean Six Sigma can help you become more effective at finding and getting a job. Operational Definition(s): What To Know...

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    What Is a Rapid Improvement Event? A Rapid Improvement Event (also known as a Kaizen Event) involves key process participants focusing on solving a narrowly scoped process improvement opportunity. A Rapid Improvement Event usually takes about 1 to 5 days to complete.  Rapid Improvement events enable teams to Work ON the process versus IN the process. These...

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    In this audio presentation, Elisabeth Swan and Tracy O’Rourke (both VPs of Content Development at GoLeanSixSigma.com) focus on fun, new ways to engage your team and organization in learning and applying Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools. Click here for full event coverage of The 2015 ASQ Lean and Six Sigma Conference in Arizona....

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    How To Build a Lean Culture: Using Leader Standard Work

    So your organization is embarking on a Lean Journey. Congratulations! The Lean journey can be transformational and exciting for an organization. It can also be daunting and frustrating too. How do leaders figure out how to transform the people, the processes and the performance of an organization? Hopefully, leaders consider how they should change...

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    Don Quixote prioritized imagination, commitment, passion – and fused them with purpose. How might employing his character as a role-model for our journey through Quality affect our results? Borrowing from the work of James G. March,1 professor emeritus at Stanford University, what insights concerning quality can be drawn from observing Cervantes’ character of Don...

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    Burn The Popcorn: Stop Traditional Brainstorming

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Lean Six Sigma Online Training & Certification Pricing

Concept/Tool

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Lean

Training Cost FREE $699 $449
Certification Cost $79 Included Included
Estimated Completion Time 1 Day / 8 Hours 3 Days / 24 Hours 2 Days / 16 Hours
Training Online, Self-Paced Online, Self-Paced Online, Self-Paced
Certification Online, 50 Multiple Choice Questions Online, 125 Multiple Choice Questions Online, 100 Multiple Choice Questions
CEUs 1 CEU 3 CEUs 2 CEUs
PDUs 8 PDUs 24 PDUs 16 PDUs

Introduction Phase

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Lean

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

Yellow Belt

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

Yellow Belt

Green Belt

Lean

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

Green Belt

Lean

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

Yellow Belt

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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No matter what training you receive, it’s up to you as the individual to apply the concepts. GoLeanSixSigma.com’s training material is geared toward practical application, but without the motivation to apply and learn in real life, there’s no guarantee that ANY training makes someone a practitioner at something. Effective LEARNING usually includes both.

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How Can I Apply The Lean Six Sigma Concept In A Mining Company?

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Mining has many applications for Lean Six Sigma! There’s a great return on investment when it’s applied to projects that can increase utilization of expensive equipment and improve work practices of highly skilled people. Here’s some project outcomes:

  • Improving conveyor belt maintenance and use to have belt life greater than 2000 hours
  • Improved maintenance of large haul truck tires increased hours of use, thus deferring tire replacement by 3 months
  • Reducing soft tissue injuries of underground mining staff by active use of a fitness coach and exercise to strengthen muscles
  • Reducing inventory by 50% by tracking forecast accuracy on a line item basis, increasing the forecast frequency, and focusing on no stockouts for standard items. Customers were able to reduce inventory on hand where before improvement they carried one month’s inventory to ensure available stock

Keys to the success of these projects were selecting a key performance measure that tied to a specific process that could be studied. I hope this gives you an idea of how you can apply Lean Six Sigma at your mining company!

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That’s a great question.

Our Training & Certification is globally recognized and highly reputable. You can learn more about us here.

It’s important to note that there is no official governing body for Lean Six Sigma Training or Certification. We do not use third parties such as independent governing bodies to determine the curriculum and requirements of our Training & Certification courses. Our Experts, who have over 20 years of success using Lean Six Sigma in virtually every industry all over the world, have carefully selected specific content which is tailored to be practical, not just conceptual. This helps our students apply Lean Six Sigma, not just simply “know the concepts and tools.”

That being said, we cover more than what is required of most third parties and have a much higher standard of quality.

In addition, you can visit this link on our website to know that students from the schools pictured in the logo have registered with us and that we also work directly with schools like University of Georgia, University of Texas, University of Minnesota, and University of San Diego.

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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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