Practitioner/Green Belt provides additional data analysis and lean tools for participants to lead well scoped process improvement projects related to their regular job function or within their business unit. Upon completion of this course (and Foundation) and on successfully achieving one improvement project you can become a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
During this one week course we’ll cover the following aspects of improvement:-
- Further process visualisation – value stream mapping
- Evaluating and improving measurement systems
- Understanding process performance and process stability
- Understanding variation in terms of precision and accuracy
- Inferential statistics and hypothesis testing
- Understanding the importance of sampling and determining sample size
- Using inferential statistics to evaluate the benefits of changes
- Making rapid improvements through Kaizen
- Using set up reduction, pull systems and production control to drive fast benefits to processes
- Developing control plans
At the end of this course you will be equipped to use data to drive decisions on making changes to processes as well as apply specific lean based tools to improve process operation.
You will learn how to assess how good your measurement activities are and how to improve them in order to collect high quality data as a basis for decisions. The importance of high quality measurement underpins many aspects this week including how to assess your processes for stability and capability. By being able to stabilise a process by removing assignable causes you will see how process performance becomes predictable and that once a process is stable it can be assessed against the needs of the customer to determine its capability.
Carrying on with the data theme, you’ll then see how sampling can provide insight into long term performance for a lower cost and how sample based statistical techniques can be used to make statistical decisions on both assessing process performance and the effectiveness of improvements. You will also learn how to take a statistical conclusion and bring that back into the practical world to make business related decisions.
On the ‘lean’ side, you will learn that reducing set up times associated with processes can drive lead time and batch size reduction; how pull systems and production control can reduce within process inventory levels to managed levels and improve flow.
Finally, you will learn how to develop and implement a full control plan so that everyone working in the new process can execute it effectively.