What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?
All of our instructors have over 20 years world class experience including deep expertise in the implementation of best practice in work optimisation, supply chain management and the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies
What do The Knowledge Academy provide me on the course?
We provide pre-course reading, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, certificates and refreshments.
Is there pre-study work?
Yes, following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate. This work consists of; Course Preparation Guide & Pre-course Reading PDF
Are there any prerequisites for the examinations?
There are no prerequisites for the Yellow Belt examination, however, candidates must achieve a pass at the Yellow Belt level before completing the Green Belt examination.
What is the structure of the exams?
The Yellow Belt exam is multiple choice and the Green Belt exam is multiple choice
Are there exams included
Yes, both Yellow & Green Belt exams are provided
What time shall I arrive at the venue?
Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am
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The Knowledge Academy Materials and Trainers
The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course materials are designed to ensure delegates receive a consistently high
standard of training. Our Green & Master Black Belt trainers have over 20 years world class experience including deep expertise in the implementation of best practice in work optimisation, supply chain management and the use of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies. They have worked at leading management consultants working on high profile assignments with significant experience managing & implementing Lean Six Sigma best practices in the manufacturing, utilities, retail, life sciences, engineering, construction and central Government sectors.
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt events are designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the Lean Six Sigma training
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate.
This work consists of - Course Preparation Guide & Pre-course Reading PDF
The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma event training event is an intensive 5 days course that includes the Lean Six Sigma Yellow and Green Belt examinations within the course. Upon booking, Joining Instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will also be emailed.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination
A 50 question multiple choice examination with a pass mark of 70%. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as a practitioner member of an improvement management team using the Lean Six Sigma method within a process improvement environment supporting Lean Six Sigma. Please note that success in the Foundation examination (yellow belt) is a pre- requisite for that candidate to move forward to the Lean Six Sigma green belt examination.
During The Knowledge Academy’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 3 day course, delegates will spend time preparing for both the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt examination and a case study project taken on the final day of the course (please note case study on the final day is optional, dependent on group size).
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 3 day course covers the following topics:
- Project Charter
- Business Case
- Stakeholder Analysis Communication Plan Voice of the Customer
- Identify and Segment Key Customers
- Critical to Quality (CTQ) Requirements Verifying CTQs
- House of Quality
- Hi-level Process Map (S.I.P.O.C)
- Project Plan
- Understanding Variability
- Measurement Basics Measurement Process and Plan Selecting Measures
- Data Definition and Sources
- Measuring Yield and Capability
- Implementing the Measurement Plan
- Data Analysis
- Pareto Charts
- Frequency Charts Run Charts Scatter Diagrams
- Variation and Defect Analysis
- Process Mapping and Analysis
- Value Stream Analysis
- Cause and Effect Analysis
Improve Process Vision Brain Storming Lean Principles
- Enabling the Flow
- Level Scheduling
- Visual Management
- Theory of Constraints Selecting Solutions Developing Solution Options
- How to Run Kiazen events and Improvement Teams
- Risk analysis
- FMEA Risk Analysis
- Implementation Planning
- Simple and appropriate documentation
- Mistake Proofing
- Statistical Control
- Control Charts
- I, X Bar and R Charts
- Process Management
- Lean Six Sigma Scorecards
- Project Close and Handover
- The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma courseware folder
- Experienced Instructors
- “The training was delivered professionally and efficiently. This has given me the knowledge and confidence to take on lean sigma improvement projects. Will probably look at more training in the near future. Thank you!”By Kenny Tong (Quality Control) from Croydon
- “I personally found the trainer’s style and delivery both motivating and engaging. I also enjoyed that the trainer was willing to share with the group their significant knowledge and experience to bring to life the theories and explain them on a practical level. I found this incredibly inspirational. I hope to do additional courses with the Knowledge Academy and will be seeking to progress with more training in 2012.”By Connie Hooper (Quality Supervisor) from London
- “The trainer was both informative and encouraging, and did an excellent job going through a lot of difficult material.”By Jeet Singh (Quality Control Supervisor) from Leeds
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An Overview of the Six Sigma Methodology
No other quality management methods have piqued so much interest as Six Sigma has over the past few years. The Six Sigma methodology was originally developed by Motorola and has since been adopted by hundreds of companies such as; General Electric, Ford and Allied Signal. It is routinely taught to thousands of professionals by Six Sigma training courses and books around the world. However, despite this there are many managers and engineers who still fail to understand Six Sigma and how it can benefit them. The basic elements of Six Sigma are not new to the industry. Its statistical control, failure mode analysis, gage repeatability and reproducibility have been used within the industry for a long time – they just haven’t been used together before.
Six Sigma offers a framework which unites these basic qualities with high level management support. The key to Six Sigma’s success is its commitment of resources and methodology which works to identify and eliminate any sources of variability. Any Six Sigma practitioner within any company should expect to use these tools alongside older more established tools in their pursuit for continual improvement and customer satisfaction
Many professionals around the world often call us here at The Knowledge Academy asking; what is Six Sigma? To be quite frank, Six Sigma is a narrow statistical quality objective which identifies the variability of a process in terms of the original specification of the product. For Six Sigma it is important that the requirements and quality meet the expectations of the customer in today’s demanding society. To be specific, Six Sigma looks at the process capability which generates 3.4 defects per million opportunities. Moreover, moving to Six Sigma and its processes can be a challenge as the organisation must improve the DMAIC – define, measure, analyse, improve and control. This process is vital to achieving the break through which Six Sigma promises. The successful use of this concept will help organisations; large and small to eliminate waste, hidden rework and undesirable variability.
In order to employ Six Sigma successfully, the executives and professionals should have the following characteristics;
- A realistic outlook
- A positive approach
- The habit of questioning the status quo
- The desire to follow up
The overall goals of Six Sigma;
- Reduce the defects
- Improve the yield
- Improve customer satisfaction
- Reduce variation
- Ensure continual improvement
- Increase shareholder value
When employing the use of Six Sigma, there are several approaches to it however, the Motorola approach is by far the most popular. Their approach can be seen in 6 different steps;
- Identify the product – either the product you create or service you provide
- Identify the customers and determine what they consider to be important
- Identify the company’s needs
- Define the process for doing the actual work
- Mistake proofing the process and eliminate any wasted efforts
- Ensuring continual improvement by measuring, analysing and controlling the improved process.
When attempting to solve a problem with the use of Six Sigma, it is important to recognise that Six Sigma is an extremely formal, systematic approach to solving any problem. However, when trying to use this method to solve a large problem which concerns the entire company, it is vital to take a more holistic approach. This can be done by following the below instructions;
- Define the problem
- Diagnose the problem
- Remedy the problem
- Hold the gains by checking the performance and monitoring the control system
By employing Six Sigma within your organisations, you will notice that it integrates the use of technology, the company assets, management and employees with continual improvement practices such as;
- Project Management
- Team problem solving
- Statistical process control
- measurement system assessment
- Process FMEA
- Mistake proofing
- Team building
- Applied statistics
- Design of experiments
- Cost of quality
- Process mapping
- Product reliability and other disciplines.