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The objective of the Six Sigma improvement approach is to reduce variation in processes, allowing a more predictable output. Industry Forum believes that Six Sigma improvement activities are most effective in environments where a foundation level of stability has already been established through Lean or Total Productive Maintenance programmes. The Six Sigma Yellow belt programme is used to develop that stable platform as the course includes the basics of Lean. The Six Sigma Yellow Belt is designed for those who will participate in improvement projects or make localised improvements to their processes.
The Six Sigma Yellow Belt training programme is designed for companies who wish to develop their capability in this area, aligned to the ISO-13053 international standard. We recognise that wherever possible training should be through a 'learn by doing' approach with coaching and mentoring support in preference to classroom based education. Industry Forum’s Six Sigma Yellow Belt programme introduces the critical programme elements within the classroom and simulation environment whilst maximising the time spent coaching learners during project delivery.
Who Should Attend:
Suitable for team leaders and members of all departments wishing to develop their problem solving skills using the Define - Measure - Analyse - Improve - Control (DMAIC) Process. For some delegates more advanced training could follow with the Six Sigma Green Belt programme.
Project Support and Certification:
It is typically anticipated that learners complete the Yellow Belt project over one to two months after the initial training. Industry Forum supports learners during this implementation phase through a combination of group coaching and individual reviews. This ensures that learners can complete each phase of their projects to a strong standard and be confident that the phase outputs will support the next stage of activity. Where learners are based remotely from the main training location, this may include internet based communication such as Skype or 'Go To Meeting' to minimise travel implications.
To make the six sigma approach more accessible the Industry Forum Yellow Belt programme is built around the use of Microsoft Excel software rather than Minitab statistical software. The programme comprises two days training supported by coaching, mentoring and assessment support as shown below. The training phase is phased over a one month period with coaching activities taking place between sessions:
- Introduction - Continuous Improvement, Industry Forum, Six Sigma and Certification
- Define – VOC
- Define - Project Charter
- Define - Process Mapping
- Define - Team Building
- Measure – Data
- Measure - Data Collection Plan
- Analyse – Wastes
- Analyse - 5 Why
- Analyse – OEE
- Analyse - Data Analysis
- Improve - Idea Generation & Solution Selection
- Improve - Implementing Improvements
- Control - Visual Management
- Control - Team Hubs
- Control - 5S
- Control - Standard Work
- Review - Review of Tools and Techniques
- A review of the DMAIC process and tools used, a final exam which is based on this 2 day training programme, a review of individual project and discussion on next steps
To receive Yellow Belt certification, each learner will need to pass the end of training knowledge examination and to then complete a Yellow Belt standard project. Learners should identify a suitable project with their line manager prior to the first training session. Following the first training phase this can then be developed into the formal project charter.
A good yellow belt project should:
- Be aligned to the working environment of the learner
- Be targeted to close a performance gap where a tangible impact of improvement can be determined
- Tackle a basic problem where the cause and the solution can readily be identified
- Be suitable for data analysis activities to measure and analyse the problem
- Be suitable for completion within the required timescale
- Be in an area where the learner can make change happen and will be able to implement improvements
- Have support resource available to assist the learner if required in delivering the project
Why choose Industry Forum:
Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.
An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.
Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.
Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.
They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.
This course is run as both an open course and in-house. Should you require training for four or more delegates, in-house is usually the most cost-effective option. Please contact us to arrange a confidential discussion around your needs.
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If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that this technical requirements below does not apply to eLearning courses :
Virtual Class Technical Requirements
To access a virtual class you must have the following:
- A PC or laptop with good (1Mbps or more) internet access
- A microphone and speaker or headset (recommended)
- Webcam (preferably)
- A Chrome web browser
- Ability to access Google drive (you do not need a personal account but your laptop / PC must not block access
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