Six Sigma Black Belt: Process Flow Metrics and Analysis Tools

  • 7 Videos | 1h 34m 55s
  • Earns a Badge
Likes 43 Likes 43
To improve the processes behind an organization's products and services, a Six Sigma Black Belt must measure them. Among the many Six Sigma tools, several are designed specifically to identify and prioritize process input and output variables and their importance relative to customer or business requirements. Using cause-and-effect matrices, Black Belts can determine which process inputs to target first. Using process efficiency formulas, they can determine the ratio of value-added time to total lead time, then enhance this ratio by reducing that troublesome drag on lead time – work in process. With metrics established, Black Belts can recommend approaches to balance the flow of processes and determine the impact that 'hidden factories' could have on process flow metrics. Looking closer at the steps of a given process, Black Belts are then able to wield a number of analysis tools such as flowcharts, spaghetti diagrams, process maps, value stream maps, and gemba walk to reveal lurking time traps, constraints, and wasted steps – all with a view of improving process characteristics for optimum efficiency. This course provides strategies to measure the current state of an organization's processes by analyzing the variables of its processes, using metrics to calculate process flow performance, and employing tools to analyze processes. This course is aligned with the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt certification exam and is designed to assist learners as part of their exam preparation. It builds on foundational knowledge that is taught in SkillSoft's ASQ-aligned Green Belt curriculum.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • discover the key concepts covered in this course
    calculate rankings and match input variables to their relative significance
    calculate the desired amount of work-in-process (WIP) and predict the consequent improvement in PCE
    identify the benefits of reducing WIP
    use the formula for calculating process cycle efficiency (PCE)
    calculate takt time and determine the best option for streamlining a process to meet customer demand, in a given scenario
    match value flow concepts to definitions
  • recognize examples of how "hidden factories" negatively impact organizational processes
    identify steps for creating a spaghetti diagram
    match process analysis tools to descriptions of their use
    recognize best practices for using a gemba walk
    interpret elements of a value stream map
    sequence activities involved in conducting a value stream analysis

IN THIS COURSE

  • Playable
    1. 
    Six Sigma Black Belt: Process Flow Metrics and Analysis Tools
    1m 44s
    UP NEXT
  • Playable
    2. 
    The Cause-and-effect Matrix
    5m 54s
  • Locked
    3. 
    Process Cycle Efficiency and Work-in-Process
    11m
  • Locked
    4. 
    Value Flow and Takt Time
    15m 56s
  • Locked
    5. 
    Hidden Factories and their Impacts
    3m 14s
  • Locked
    6. 
    Spaghetti Diagrams, Gemba Walks, and Process Maps
    13m 28s
  • Locked
    7. 
    Value Stream Maps and Analysis
    21m 40s

EARN A DIGITAL BADGE WHEN YOU COMPLETE THIS COURSE

Skillsoft is providing you the opportunity to earn a digital badge upon successful completion of this course, which can be shared on any social network or business platform

Digital badges are yours to keep, forever.