Six Sigma Black Belt: Process Flow Metrics and Analysis Tools

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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
    Use the formula for calculating process cycle efficiency (pce)
    identify the benefits of reducing wip, and calculate the desired amount of work-in-process (wip) and predict the consequent improvement in pce
    Match value flow concepts to definitions, and calculate takt time and determine the best option for streamlining a process to meet customer demand, in a given scenario
  • Recognize examples of how "hidden factories" negatively impact organizational processes
    Identify steps for creating a spaghetti diagram
    recognize best practices for using a gemba walk
    match process analysis tools to descriptions of their use
    Interpret elements of a value stream map, and sequence activities involved in conducting a value stream analysis

IN THIS COURSE

  • 1m 44s
    After completing this video, you will be able to discover the key concepts that will be covered in this course. FREE ACCESS
  • 5m 54s
    After completing this video, you will be able to calculate rankings and match input variables to their relative significance FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Process Cycle Efficiency and Work-in-Process
    11m
    After completing this video, you will be able to use the formula for calculating process cycle efficiency (PCE), identify the benefits of reducing WIP, and calculate the desired amount of work-in-process (WIP) and predict the consequent improvement in PCE FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Value Flow and Takt Time
    15m 56s
    After completing this video, you will be able to match value flow concepts to definitions and calculate takt time and determine the best option for streamlining a process to meet customer demand, in a given scenario FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Hidden Factories and their Impacts
    3m 14s
    After completing this video, you will be able to recognize examples of how "hidden factories" negatively impact organizational processes FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Spaghetti Diagrams, Gemba Walks, and Process Maps
    13m 28s
    After completing this video, you will be able to identify steps for creating a spaghetti diagram, recognize best practices for using a gemba walk, and matching process analysis tools to descriptions of their use FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Value Stream Maps and Analysis
    21m 40s
    After completing this video, you will be able to interpret elements of a value stream map and sequence activities involved in conducting a value stream analysis FREE ACCESS

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