Lean Six Sigma - Yellow Belt (Advanced)
- Course Overview
It's no coincidence that the organisations recognised worldwide as being the most successful strategically, and who've been able to develop sustainable long-term sources of competitive advantage, are also the ones who embrace business excellence as an important organisational value.
Six Sigma and Lean are the two pre-eminent business excellence and improvement methodologies currently used by leading organisations across a broad range of industries.Six Sigma is the comprehensive business improvement strategy made famous by organisations such as Motorola and General Electric. It seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of errors and variation in business and work processes.
Lean is the embodiment of Toyota's Production System principles. It is an improvement practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful and thus a target for elimination.
- Key Learning Benefits
At the conclusion of this module, participants should have a broad understanding of:
- How to identify and action opportunities for improvement in their organisations
- The basic foundations and concepts behind improvement methodologies such as Total Quality Management, Kaizen, Business Process Reengineering, Six Sigma and Lean Thinking
- How to progress and implement improvement projects based on problem solving, process change and process levelling-based methodologies, tools and techniques, including an understanding of the Six Sigma DMAIC and DMADV frameworks.
- Program Structure
This program is typically delivered over two consecutive days during business hours.
The Yellow Belt (Advanced) program provides a stimulating, hands-on learning experience, with content having a bias towards non-manufacturing implementations. It will be highly interactive, with opportunities to advance your opinions and ideas. Participation is encouraged in a supportive environment.
To ensure the concepts introduced during the program are understood, they will be reinforced through a mix of learning methods, including lecture-style presentation, open discussion, case studies, simulations and group work.
Participants will be required to commence a project showing the application of the techniques to their own workplace to reinforce the practical application and relevance of concepts, tools and techniques learned.
- Who Attends
The Yellow Belt (Advanced) program can be applied to private and public sector organisations with equal effectiveness. It will benefit senior executives, managers, professionals, team leaders and operational employees. That is, people working at any level in any type of organisation - manufacturing, process or services.
A key underlying theme in the Yellow Belt (Advanced) program is that everyone can make a difference - provided they know how.
- Presenter & Facilitator
- Benefits for Your Organisation
The objectives of the Yellow Belt (Advanced) program are to give participants a broad understanding and working knowledge of the key philosophies, concepts, principles, tools and techniques for achieving and maintaining business excellence.
The Yellow Belt (Advanced) program introduces participants to the foundation concepts required to identify and formulate strategies for improvement, and provides the required knowledge and skills on which each of the fundamental improvement paths are based.