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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Outline

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course will cover the following areas:

Part 1: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Course Objectives and Agenda

  • An Introduction to Six Sigma
  • What is Six Sigma?
  • Six Sigma Belts
  • Processes
  • Key Terminology and Concepts
  • Customers, Value, and Waste
  • Key Metrics

The DMAIC Cycle

  • What is DMAIC?
  • Define
  • Measure
  • Analyse
  • Improve
  • Control

Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques

  • The Lean Triad - 5S, Poka Yoke, SMED
  • Voice of the Customer
  • SIPOC
  • Value Stream Analysis
  • Heijunka
  • Variation and SPC
  • Data and Process Capability
  • Process Efficiency
  • Identifying the Root Cause
  • Solving Problems
  • Kaizen Events
  • Lean Teams

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination

Part 2: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

  • Objectives of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training
  • The Role of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Agenda

Improvement Methodologies

  • DMAIC
  • 3Cs
  • 8Ds
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act
  • Kaizen
  • DFSS

SPC Basics

  • Terminology
  • Data Types
  • Normal Distribution and Standard Deviation
  • Process Capability

Lean Management and Cell Theory

  • The Role of the Lean Manager
  • Work Cells
  • High Performing Teams (HPTs)
  • Rapid Action Teams (RATs)
  • Visual Management
  • Bruce Tuckman’s Group Development Model
  • Emotional Cycle of Change (ECOC)
  • Personality Styles
  • Dealing with Resistance

Risk Management

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Risk Management
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

DMAIC for Green Belts

  • Define Phase
  • Measure Phase
  • Analyse Phase
  • Improve Phase
  • Control Phase

SPC Tools and Techniques

  • Frequency Distribution Tables
  • Bar Charts and Histograms
  • Pareto Charts
  • Box and Whisker Plots
  • Normal Distribution and Control Charts
  • Calculating Process Efficiency
  • Scatter Diagrams and Regression

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination

Part 3: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Black Belt DMAIC

  • How Black Belts help Green Belts during DMAIC
  • Predefine and Define
  • Measure Phase
  • DMAIC Programmes
  • Governance

Enterprise Risk Management

Physical Cell Design and Optimising Flow

  • Task and Work Cells
  • Flow Improvement Objectives
  • Practical Layout Design

Black Belt as a Trainer

  • Characteristics of Adult Learners
  • Three Common Learning Styles
  • Preparing the Training
  • Top Tips

Statistics Basics

  • Introduction and SPC Refresh
  • Common Terminology
  • Measuring Uncertainty
  • Minitab run-through

Process Capability

  • Process Capability: Review from Green Belt
  • Using Minitab to Estimate Process Capability

Introduction to Hypotheses Testing

  • Hypotheses Tests
  • Type I and Type II Errors
  • Values Used by Minitab

Working with Hypotheses Tests

  • Hypothesis Test Roadmap
  • Testing for Normality
  • Testing for Means
  • Testing for Medians
  • Testing for Standard Deviation
  • Testing for Proportions and Percentages

Data Collection Planning for Hypotheses Tests

Design of Experiments (DOE)

Probability Distributions

  • Overview
  • Normal Distribution
  • Binomial Distribution
  • Poisson
  • Exponential
  • Weibull

Advanced Control Charts

  • Introduction and refresher
  • Key Control Charts
  • Data Collection Planning for Control Charts

Measurement System Analysis

  • Overview
  • Understanding Gauge R&R
  • Minitab Walkthrough

Lessons from Queue Theory

  • Modelling Queues
  • The Psychology of Queuing

Lean Metrics

  • General Overview
  • OEE and TEPP
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Total Effective Process Performance
  • First Time Quality
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Dock to Dock Time
  • Build to Schedule
  • Work in Progress (WIP)
  • Order Fulfilment Metrics
  • Using Lean Metrics

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Who should attend this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

This training course is recommended for anyone interested in business performance improvement, particularly managers as the Black Belt certification displays a commitment to business efficiency development. Some other professions that may benefit from this qualification include Project Engineers, Business Analysts, Process Developers, and anyone working in production.

Prerequisites

As this Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course also covers the Yellow and Green Belts, there are no prerequisites hence anyone can attend. The Knowledge Academy will provide you with some work to do before the Black Belt course begins. This comprises of various pre-course guides.

You will also need a laptop with a copy of Minitab installed for the Black Belt section of the course. A 30-day trial version is available, and details of how to install this are included with your pre-course reading materials. You must time your download of Minitab correctly, as the 30 days must cover the duration of the Black Belt course. Please note that Minitab is currently unavailable for Macs.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Overview

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course is the third Lean Six Sigma certification in our range.

This Black Belt training course is divided into two modules. The first module will teach Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, which outlines the main components of Lean Six Sigma. The first module will also cover the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, which builds upon knowledge acquired at the Yellow Belt level and introduces the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model. The second module will focus on the Black Belt itself.

The Black Belt provides delegates with everything they need to establish themselves as Lean Six Sigma experts. Delegates will be introduced to a variety of tools they can use to analyse and identify where business developments should occur.

The Black Belt produces efficient managers who possess extensive analytical skills, which allow them to determine appropriate resolutions to business problems. By the end of the course, Black Belts will be able to implement DMAIC methodology effectively and be capable of delivering and managing Lean Six Sigma projects successfully.

 

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What's included in this Lean Six Sigma Training Course?

This course includes the following:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam
  • Certificates
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification

The Knowledge Academy's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course is divided into two modules. The first module will teach the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, which outlines the main components of Lean Six Sigma. The first module will also cover the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, which builds upon knowledge acquired at the Yellow Belt level and introduces the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) model. The second module will focus on the Black Belt itself. Delegates are required to take and pass the Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belt Examinations to be Awarded with the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Qualification.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination information:

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Pass Mark: 42/60

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Examination information:

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam is formatted in the following way:
  • Type: Multiple Choice
  • Duration: 120 Minutes
  • Questions: 30 questions
  • Total Marks: 85
  • Pass Mark: 60/85

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Examination information:

This Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam is formatted in the following way:

  • Type: Multiple Choice & Scenario Based Questions
  • Duration: 150 Minutes
  • Open Book: Yes
  • Multiple Choice: 40 Questions
  • Scenario Based: 10 Questions

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAQs

FAQ's

No, this is not necessary because the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course covers both Yellow and Green Belts.
Job roles that use Black Belt techniques include Change Managers, Project Managers, Project Engineers, and Business Process Improvement Managers.
The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training course includes: 3 examinations, 2 workbooks, The Knowledge Academy Lean Six Sigma Black Belt courseware folder, certificates (if successful), and refreshments.
All instructors possess over 20 years of world class experience, and expertise in Lean Six Sigma methodologies, supply chain management, and work optimisation.
The price for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification in Canada starts from CAD3895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider in the world for Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

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