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During the Improve stage of a project, the Six Sigma team uses tools to address the causes of problems in the process. Cycle time reduction and continuous improvement tools are popular choices to address many of these problems. Reducing cycle time brings products to the market faster and improves delivery time and overall customer satisfaction. A timely and productive application of kaizen - or continuous improvement - allows an organization to eliminate waste, streamline processes, reduce costs, and create a Lean culture in the organization. This course looks at some of the common lean tools for cycle time reduction and continuous improvement, including continuous flow, setup reduction, kaizen, and kaizen blitz. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Green Belt candidates toward their certification and to become productive members on their Six Sigma project teams.
Candidates seeking Six Sigma Green Belt certification; also quality professionals, engineers, production managers, and frontline supervisors; process owners and champions charged with the responsibility of improving quality and processes at the organizational or departmental level