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Lean six sigma


Lean Six Sigma is a world-class best practice method of continuously improving through processes. It integrates the twin approaches of Lean deriving from the automotive industry and culminating in the Toyota Production System (TPS) and Six Sigma with origins in Motorola, General Electric and Allied Signal. Deployed well it can dramatically improve the bottom-line performance of organisations. In this course we cover the Seven Key Principles behind Lean Six Sigma, and look at reducing Waste and reducing Defects and Variation. We also look at how to secure Stakeholders’ acceptance of the changes required, as well as the detailed steps of the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control) methodology.

Learning outcomes:

  • Illustrate the seven principles of Lean Six Sigma
  • Distinguish between the importance of eliminating waste, reducing defects, and improving process flow
  • Apply DMAIC thinking to improvement
  • Describe the key elements of Change Acceptance
  • Identify the types of improvement opportunities most suitable for your initial Lean Six Sigma projects.