Six Sigma and Lean: Foundations and Principles

Six Sigma Yellow Belt    |    Intermediate
  • 17 videos | 1h 13m 30s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Earns a Badge
  • Certification CPE
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This course covers the foundations and principles of Six Sigma and Lean. You'll learn how, when used together, they can enable a system of process control and process design that will transform your business. This course includes the key Lean tools that are used in the typical Six Sigma project, and how they can be integrated into one business process improvement methodology called Lean Six Sigma.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • 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

IN THIS COURSE

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    In this course, you will learn the foundations and principles of Six Sigma and Lean. Along with the value that both of these quality and productivity improvement methodologies bring to an organization. This course also includes the key Lean tools that are used in the typical Six Sigma project. And how Lean and Six Sigma can be integrated into one methodology called Lean Six Sigma. FREE ACCESS
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    Learn how to recognize the purpose of Six Sigma and its potential value to organizations. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Key Characteristics of Six Sigma
    3m 21s
    As we're able to measure and capture data about something, we can begin to chart it and evaluate its relative performance against a goal. And using the methods for Six Sigma, we would begin to understand with the use of standard deviations how our performance compares to that goal with respect to an upper or lower specification limit. In this video, you will learn about the characteristics of Six Sigma. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Evolution of Six Sigma
    4m 55s
    In this video, you will learn how to sequence key developments in the evolution of Six Sigma. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Six Sigma Methodology
    5m 6s
    In this video, you'll learn about the DMAIC methodology and how that relates to the PDCA cycle. You will also discover the transfer function and how it plays into Six Sigma. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Six Sigma Projects
    5m 13s
    In this video, you will learn about the key concepts that a yellow belt needs to understand when implementing Six Sigma projects. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  The Value of Six Sigma to the Organization
    2m 53s
    Focusing on the voice of the customer to drive change and improvement in the organization is absolutely critical. And this is where Six Sigma tools to analyze data can be very helpful to understand what customers care about. In this video, you will learn how to apply Six Sigma tools to address the inputs through future strategic planning. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Purpose and Value of Lean
    5m 56s
    During this video, you will discover how to recognize foundational Lean concepts. FREE ACCESS
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    9.  Lean Concepts and Process Steps
    5m 12s
    In this video, you will learn about the key Lean concepts and process steps. To support that, we have a four-step pyramid to represent the concepts of Lean. FREE ACCESS
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    10.  Lean and the Concept of Value-added
    4m 5s
    Discover how to classify examples of value-added activities and nonvalue-added activities and waste. FREE ACCESS
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    11.  Lean Tools: Just-in-time
    5m 19s
    In this video, you will learn about the tool of Just-in-Time or JIT that's part of the lean tool bag. Just-in-Time is important to us because it's a very clear and easy to execute control of inventory processes. It controls the flow of materials and products to meet the drumbeat of customer demand. FREE ACCESS
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    12.  Lean Tools: Poka-yoke
    2m 51s
    Poka-yoke is an important aspect in the application of lean in production environments and in service environments as well. Poka-yoke translates roughly in Japanese as mistake proofing. We also might hear it as error proofing. What we're doing with error proofing methods and Poka-yoke is determining where human errors can occur in a process. We work to continuously eliminate these mistake opportunities, and to make it easy for the human being to get it right the first time. FREE ACCESS
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    13.  Lean Tools: Kanban
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    In this video, you will learn about the concept of Kanban. You will also discover how to use a physical card or container to pull materials into the value stream. FREE ACCESS
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    14.  Lean Tools: Value Stream Mapping
    4m 6s
    In this video, you will learn how to identify the types of information revealed by value stream mapping. FREE ACCESS
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    15.  Six Sigma and Lean: Differences and Similarities
    4m 27s
    Six Sigma and Lean are complementary methodologies and, in fact, they overlap a great deal. However, it's important to recognize there are important differences between the methodologies as well. In this video, you'll learn about the focus of Six Sigma and the key tools associated with it. FREE ACCESS
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    16.  Integrating Lean with Six Sigma
    3m 47s
    Think of them as pieces of the puzzle that interlock and create tremendous value for any kind of organization. In this video, you will learn about the techniques used to integrate Lean and Six Sigma. FREE ACCESS
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    17.  Lean Six Sigma Deployment
    6m 50s
    During this video, you will learn how to recognize activities involved in Lean deployment. FREE ACCESS

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