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Six Sigma and Lean: Foundations and Principles

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This course examines the complementary nature of Lean and Six Sigma. In this course, you'll learn about Six Sigma and its methodology, and then explore Lean and some key tools and how they integrate with Six Sigma.

Target Audience
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification; those who are new to the world of Six Sigma or have a small role, interest, or need to develop foundational knowledge; quality professionals; engineers; production managers; frontline supervisors; and all individuals, including process owners and champions, charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level


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Six Sigma and Lean: Foundations and Principles

  • recognize the purpose of Six Sigma and its potential value to an organization
  • identify key characteristics of Six Sigma
  • sequence key developments in the evolution of Six Sigma
  • recognize core concepts of the Six Sigma methodology
  • identify considerations when assessing an organization's readiness to use Six Sigma for a project
  • identify ways in which Six Sigma can benefit an organization
  • recognize foundational Lean concepts
  • match Lean concepts to their descriptions
  • classify examples of value- and nonvalue-added activities and waste
  • recognize examples of the just-in-time method
  • recognize examples of poka-yoke
  • recognize examples of Kanban-pull
  • identify the types of information revealed by value stream mapping
  • recognize differences and similarities between Six Sigma and Lean
  • recognize criteria you must take into consideration before integrating Lean and Six Sigma
  • recognize activities involved in Lean deployment
  • demonstrate your understanding of Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools
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