LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT & BLACK BELT TRAINING
Time and quality are the two most important measures in improving any company’s production and profit performance. Lean Six Sigma explains how to impact your company’s performance in each, by combining the strength of today’s two most important initiatives — Lean Production and Six Sigma — into one integrated program.
The first course to provide a step-by-step roadmap for profiting from the best elements of Lean and Six Sigma, this breakthrough training will show how to:
- Achieve major cost and lead time reductions in less than a year
- Compress order-to-delivery cycle times
- Reduce process variation and waste throughout your organization
Unlike its predecessors, Lean Six Sigma keeps improvement tied to business strategy. You’ll learn how to determine which projects will have the biggest and quickest impact on you strategic and financial priorities. You’ll learn the secret to eliminating the time traps that add delays and hinder speed in both service and manufacturing processes. Lean Six Sigma can show you how to permanently eliminate sources of unnecessary cost while reaching Six Sigma levels of quality, and dramatically improving shareholder value. Green Belt training is a two-week course in which attendees learn basic problem-solving tools. Black Belt training is a more rigorous four-week course covering both basic and advanced tools. The courses use materials developed and offered in partnership with George Group. Available as training workshops.
LEAN PRACTITIONER’S 9 3 CERTIFICATE SERIES
This program is tailored for manufacturing professionals leading lean initiatives who want to equip themselves with the skills necessary to be effective change agents and lean implementers. The 9 3 program consists of 9 days of simulation-based, hands-on workshops that present lean concepts, principles, tools and techniques plus a three-day rapid improvement event (Kaizen) to experience implementing newly learned lean practices in a real factory. The program is highly interactive and experiential, not simply classroom lectures and theory. It’s practical, effective and proven. Available as training workshop/implementation project capstone.
TEAM FACILITATION SKILLS TRAINING
Lean projects are most effective when deployed using teams. Beyond the technical skills of lean tools and techniques, lean experts must also possess the skill of team facilitation. A trained team facilitator is able to assume a key role in improvement teams or natural work groups. A facilitator who can advise teams, assist managers and serve as an internal process consultant is vital to the success of the lean enterprise. Participants will learn the roles of facilitator, leader and team member, skills in team building, communications, interventions, and guiding team activities. Available as training workshop.
RAPID IMPROVEMENT EVENT (KAIZEN) METHODOLOGY
A Rapid Improvement (KAIZEN) Event is a team activity aimed at rapid implementation of Lean methods to eliminate production waste in particular areas of the plant. This workshop covers the three phases of conducting an improvement event including:
- Planning and Preparation
- Implementation…The Event Itself; and 3) Presentation, Celebration, and Follow-Up.
Available as training workshop.