Six Sigma Yellow Belt Overview

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Six Sigma

  • What is Six Sigma?
    • Focus of Six Sigma
    • Making Customers Happy
    • How They Complement Each Other?
    • Key Principles of Six Sigma
  • Processes
    • Different Ways of Looking at Process Improvement
    • What is a Process?
    • Process Concepts
    • Types of Process
    • Comparing Process Types
  • Customers, Value, and Waste
    • What are Customers?
    • Who Wants the Outputs?
    • Tension Between the VOB and VOC
    • What Do We Mean by Value?
    • Path to Value
    • Dealing with Values
    • Muda (Waste)
    • Wastes (Muda)
    • Types of Demand
    • Case Study Exercise
  • Key Metrics

Module 2: DMAIC Cycle

  • What is DMAIC?
  • Define
    • Common Tools for Define Phase
    • Gemba Tools
    • Process Stapling
  • Measure
    • Common Tools for Measure Phase
    • Spaghetti (Movement/Transportation) Diagrams
    • Measure Tool: Measles Charts
  • Analyse
    • Common Tools for Analyse Phase
  • Improve
    • Common Tools for Improve Phase
  • Control
    • Common Tools for Control Phase

Module 3: Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques

  • Triad
    • 5s
    • Poka Yoke
    • SMED
  • Voice of the Customer (and CTQ’s)
    • Customer Chains
    • Steps of VOC
    • Affinity Diagrams
    • Kano Diagrams
    • CTQs and Requirements
    • What is a SIPOC?
    • CSandF Web Fulfilment SIPOC
    • Creating a SIPOC
    • Top Tips – SIPOC
  • Value Stream Analysis
    • Value Stream Terminology 
    • Process Maps
    • Aim of Value Stream Mapping
    • Swim Lanes and Typical Process Map Contents
    • Value Stream Maps
    • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • Heijunka
    • Heijunka in a Nutshell
    • Single Piece Flow
    • Pull
    • Kanban
    • Three-Bin System
    • Andon
  • Variation and SPC
    • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
    • Two Types of Process Variation
    • Red Bead Experiment
    • Standard Deviation (SD) and Understanding Control Charts
  • Defects and Process Capability
    • Conversion Table
    • Process Capability
    • Identifying Process Efficiency
    • Key DPMO Terms
  • Identifying the Root Cause(s)
    • 5 Whys
    • Fishbone Diagram
  • Solving Problems
    • Problem Solving Framework
    • Prioritisation Tools
    • Tools and Techniques to Generate Needed Solutions
  • Introduction to Kaizen
    • Kaizen in a Nutshell
    • Kaizen in a Business Setting

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Who should attend this Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course?

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course is designed for individuals who want to learn the basics of Six Sigma and how to apply it to their work. The following professionals can benefit from attending this course:  

  • Quality Assurance Beginners
  • Data Scientists
  • Data Analysts
  • Business Process Analysts
  • Project Engineers
  • Process Development Engineers
  • Operating System Specialists

Prerequisites of the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this Six Sigma Training. However, a basic understanding of business and statistics will be beneficial.  

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course Overview

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course provides an essential introduction to the principles of Six Sigma Certification, offering a comprehensive overview of this widely recognised quality management methodology. As organisations increasingly prioritise efficiency and quality improvement, understanding Six Sigma becomes crucial for professionals across various industries.

Professionals seeking to enhance their problem-solving skills and contribute to process improvement initiatives should aim to master the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course. This certification is particularly valuable for individuals involved in project teams or those who want to gain foundational knowledge in process improvement methodologies.

The Knowledge Academy's 1-day training on the Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course equips delegates with practical tools and techniques, empowering them to actively participate in Six Sigma projects. This intensive training covers key concepts, such as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control), enabling participants to apply Six Sigma principles in their respective roles. By the end of the course, delegates are prepared to contribute effectively to organisational success through the application of Six Sigma methodologies.

Course Objectives:

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles of Six Sigma Certification
  • To master the DMAIC methodology (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control)
  • To gain practical skills in process improvement and problem-solving
  • To understand the role of a Six Sigma Yellow Belt in project teams
  • To apply acquired knowledge to contribute effectively to organisational efficiency and quality enhancement

Upon completion of this Six Sigma Certification, participants will possess a comprehensive understanding of Six Sigma principles and practical skills in process improvement, empowering them to play an active role in enhancing organisational performance and quality standards.

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What’s included in this Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course?

  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Exam information:

To achieve the Six Sigma Yellow Belt, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 40 
  • Pass Mark: 70%, or 28/40 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Open Book

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Six Sigma Yellow Belt, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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