Posted by William Mullane | June 11, 2015
What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a well-known approach for achieving operational excellence and does more than simply improve production processes. Lean Six Sigma combines the process improvement benefits of the Six Sigma method with the cost reduction benefits of Lean production. Lean Six Sigma emphasizes taking advantage of the “value-added” focus offered by the Lean method, while maintaining the statistical rigors of the Six Sigma methodology. It can help leaders discover opportunities far beyond operations, enhance financial performance and create organizations that have an inherent inclination toward innovation.
Why sign up for TechHelp’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training?
TechHelp’s lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) workshop covers the basics of Six Sigma and is augmented by the instructor’s ability to relate their knowledge to your unique situation, with active project work that will allow the participant to apply what they learn to an actual project in their organization. We pride ourselves on the transfer of knowledge so participants can take charge of their continuous improvement journey.
Who should attend?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB) is an ideal course for every aspiring professional who wants to grow their career in the continuous improvement/quality sector. Six Sigma Green Belts are employed in many industries, and spend their time on both large and small process improvement projects. They analyze and solve quality problems, and are involved with Six Sigma, Lean or other quality improvement projects.
How will this help me and my company?
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt professional will be able to develop and assist project teams and lead Lean Six Sigma projects from start-to-finish. At the conclusion of the LSSGB training, participants will be able to:
- Discuss the basics of Lean Six Sigma
- Understand and use Lean tools to eliminate waste and improve process flow
- Describe how to identify an improvement project in the Define phase
- Explain how to measure process and product in the Measure phase
- Perform data analysis and hypothesis testing in the Analyze phase
- Identify the possible improvement actions for the performance of variations in the Improve phase
- Define efficient operating levels for inputs and outputs in the Control phase
What kind of knowledge, skills & education does one need to succeed with LSS?
Experience tell us that most organizations do not require people with statistics and advanced mathematics backgrounds to enjoy the benefits of Lean Six Sigma. In fact, most of the principles and tools can be quickly and easily used by anyone. Some of the most powerful tools include being able to identify waste through a new set of trained eyes. Drawing a simple process map on a board to identify gaps, over-laps, disconnects, or bottlenecks in a process. Even asking “Why?” 5 times to get at the root cause. All employees should know what the customer needs are and should be able to bring great ideas to the table on how to solve problems.
Why Lean and Six Sigma together?
Lean and Six Sigma are not mutually exclusive. They actually complement each other. Lean improves the speed and throughput for your business. Lean is about simplifying the business, doing more with the less. More about “efficiency”. Six Sigma improves the quality of products and services by reducing defects and variation. Focuses on doing things right the first time. More about “effectiveness”. This allows you to then combine efficiency and effectiveness which can give you dramatic positive results.