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Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis and Waste Elimination

Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis and Waste Elimination


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
Getting to the source of why something has gone wrong is critical to identifying the changes necessary for business process improvement. During the Improve phase in a Lean or Lean Six Sigma project, you can use statistical methods and non-statistical methods to analyze systems and processes, looking for ways to drive process improvement, process design, and process control. In this course, you'll learn about the key concepts and tools used in Six Sigma to identify what's causing variations and defects. And you’ll look at root cause analysis and tools used to prevent and eliminate waste in your processes. The course is aligned with ASQ’s 2015 Six Sigma Green Belt Body of Knowledge.

Target Audience
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Green Belt certification; quality professionals, engineers, production managers, and frontline supervisors; process owners and champions charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.2

Lesson Objectives

Six Sigma Root Cause Analysis and Waste Elimination

  • recognize the steps in a root cause analysis
  • identify characteristics of Fishbone diagrams
  • use a relational matrix to prioritize the root causes of a given problem
  • identify the 5 Whys process
  • recognize the steps to perform FTA
  • distinguish between activity types
  • recommend strategies for eliminating waste in a work setting, given a scenario
  • identify characteristics of the 5S method
  • distinguish between 5S principles
  • distinguish between types of poka-yoke
  • distinguish between standard work documentation types
  • recognize characteristics of a kanban-pull system
  • sequence the steps in the kanban-pull process
  • demonstrate your understanding of Six Sigma root cause analysis and waste reduction tools and techniques
  • Course Number:
    apr_05_a02_bs_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate