Six Sigma Techniques for Improvement


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
This course covers common Lean tools used in continuous improvement, including Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz, the plan-do-check-act cycle, and cost-benefit analysis and is aligned with ASQ's 2015 Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge.

Target Audience
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification, those who are new to the world of Six Sigma or have a small role, interest, or need to develop foundational knowledge, quality professionals, engineers, production managers, frontline supervisors, and all individuals including process owners and champions, charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
1.3

Lesson Objectives

Six Sigma Techniques for Improvement

  • identify characteristics of Kaizen
  • sequence examples of activities that happen during the Kaizen process
  • recognize examples of activities typically performed during each day of a Kaizen Blitz
  • determine the best approach for applying Kaizen to a project
  • recognize types of projects that are suitable for PDCA
  • recognize activities that take place during the steps of the PDCA cycle
  • recognize the importance of cost-benefit analysis as an improvement tool
  • identify four categories of benefits
  • recognize examples of costs you should consider when doing a cost-benefit analysis
  • recognize the steps in a cost-benefit analysis
  • demonstrate your understanding of Kaizen and Kaizen Blitz, PDCA, and cost-benefit analysis
  • Course Number:
    apr_11_a01_bs_enus

    Expertise Level
    Intermediate