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 Statistics Without Tears & The Machine that Changed the World books, 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; Intro to Lean Six Sigma file (required to read) Excel Logistics from Harvard Business School (optional) Six Sigma Meets the Service Economy from Harvard Business School (optional) Six Sigma What It Is and How To Use It From Harvard Business School (optional)
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.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Pre course work:
The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Green Belt events are designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the Lean Six Sigma training environment.
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the Pre-Course work to the delegate. This work consists of;
- Intro to L6S v5.4 PPT file (required to read)
- Excel Logistics from Harvard Business School (optional)
- Six Sigma Meets the Service Economy from Harvard Business School (optional)
- Six Sigma What It Is and How To Use It From Harvard Business School (optional)
Statistics without Tears by Derek Rowntree is provided in addition
The pre-course work on a The Knowledge Academy course along with the “Statistics without tears” will require around 20 hours of study prior to the course start date. 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:
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)
Measurement Process and Plan
Data Definition and Sources
Measuring Yield and Capability
Implementing the Measurement Plan
- Pareto Charts
- Frequency Charts
- Run Charts
- Scatter Diagrams
- Variation and Defect Analysis
Process Mapping and Analysis
- Value Stream Analysis
Cause and Effect Analysis
- Enabling the Flow
- Visual Management
Theory of Constraints
Developing Solution Options
How to Run Kiazen events and Improvement Teams
FMEA Risk Analysis
Simple and appropriate documentation
- Control Charts
I, X Bar and R Charts
Lean Six Sigma Scorecards
Project Close and Handover
- The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma courseware folder
- The Statistics Without Tears book
- 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 (Rating: 4.8 out of 5, 23/04/2012) 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 (Rating: 5 out of 5, 01/05/2012) from London
- “The trainer was both informative and encouraging, and did an excellent job going through a lot of difficult material.”By Jeet Singh (Rating: 4.8 out of 5, 06/03/2012) from Leeds
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Lean Six Sigma Training; The Way To SucceedSix Sigma is being used to generate increased production and sales by enhancing product improvement methodology, doing innovations and improving customer relations. These three components are the essence of Six Sigma training. No doubt almost all kinds of industry as diverse as hospitals, hospitality, prisons, defence, local government departments and the MNCs are using Six Sigma to make their products or service a brand name. It is for this reason that Six Sigma courses are much sought after since all the employees of an organisation get involved in it once it is decided to launch one.
Six Sigma is a data driven method for achieving near perfection. To achieve perfection is in born desire of human beings but to use it in business was the brain child of Motorola who first deployed it in 1986. The success of Six Sigma methodology inspired Ford and GE to adopt the same and then there was no looking back as all the industries whether in manufacturing or service providing started using it. The companies started sending their employees for Lean Six Sigma course or Six Sigma training fully aware that their absence of a few weeks from place of duty will be well compensated by the profits they would bring in when a Six Sigma project succeeds.
Statistically speaking Six Sigma training is a metric which amounts to 3.4 defects per million opportunities. A defect is defined to mean an item which when produced does not meet the quality specifications as laid by the design department. An opportunity means the places or phases where there can be a possibility for defect to occur. When a product is being mass produced defects shall occur and there would be no dearth of opportunities for it to occur. A yield which has only 3.4 defects per million opportunities is deemed near perfect. The Six Sigma training will lay lot of stress on the statistics component of Six Sigma.
Since Six Sigma addresses the needs of the customers in that its feedback received from them that sets the top management thinking that defect does really exist. The process thereafter proceeds to involve all the operational processes and procedures to identify the reason for defect to occur. This improves all the processes that come under scanner of Six Sigma. Six Sigma is thus termed a management methodology. As a matter of fact if you compound the matrix and methodology of Six Sigma the product can easily be termed as a complete management. The quality of Six Sigma processes to focus on not only the customer needs and core business needs but also on any element of production or service says a lot about its flexibility and effectiveness. A Six Sigma certification will make you a complete manager who is capable of ensuring that a Six Sigma project once taken up succeeds to finish thereby bringing the paybacks that an organisation deserves to get.
Do Six Sigma certification or Six Sigma training or Six Sigma course to put the organisation on road to success.