About the course
This course will give students an overview of the Six Sigma methodology, and some of the tools required to deploy Six Sigma in their own organizations. Six Sigma is a data-driven approach for eliminating defects and waste in any business process. You can compare Six Sigma with turning your water faucet and experiencing the flow of clean, clear water. Reliable systems are in place to purify, treat, and pressure the water through the faucet. That is what Six Sigma does to business: it treats the processes in business so that they deliver their intended result. The word ‘sigma’ a statistical term that measures how far a given process deviates from perfection. Sigma is a way to measure quality and performance. The central idea behind Six Sigma is that if you can measure how many “defects” you have in a process, you can systematically figure out how to eliminate them and get as close to “zero defects” as possible.
What will I learn?
The Course Topics include:
1. Understanding Lean
2. Liker’s Toyota Way
3. The TPS House
4. The Five Principles of Lean Business
5. The First Improvement Concept (Value)
6. The Second Improvement Concept (Waste)
7. The Third Improvement Concept (Variation)
8. The Fourth Improvement Concept (Complexity)
9. The Fifth Improvement Concept (Continuous Improvement)
10. The Improvement Toolkit
Benefits of the course
Course Objectives are as follows:
1. To develop a 360 degree view of Six Sigma and how it can be implemented in any organization
2. To identify the fundamentals of lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, and lean principles
3. To describe the key dimensions of quality – product features and freedom from deficiencies
4. To develop attributes and value according to the Kano Model
5. To understand how products and services that have the right features and are free from deficiencies can promote customer satisfaction and attract and retain new customers 6. To describe what is required to regulate a process
7. To give examples of how poor quality affects operating expenses in the areas of appraisal, inspection costs, internal failure costs, and external failure costs
8. To use basic techniques such as DMAIC and how to identify Six Sigma Projects
9. To use specific criteria to evaluate a project
10. To discover root causes of a problem
11. To design and install new controls to hold the gains and to prevent the problem from returning
Who is this course for?
Managers who want to remove parts of their process that don’t work or are leading to wastage in terms of time and money etc.