Green Belt training and certification program
Program Length: 6 days
Motorola University’s Lean Six Sigma training combines lectures with simulation exercises to give participants the opportunity to follow a structured improvement methodology. Using the DMAIC* model, it teaches participants how to apply Lean principles and tools in conjunction with the Six Sigma rigor and methodology to achieve rapid and significant improvements with greater speed and reduced process variation.
TARGET AUDIENCEManagers, Project Leaders, Senior Engineers, Green Belt Candidates and anyone who desires an understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles and skills. No previous Six Sigma and Lean experience is required.
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
- Simultaneously improve both quality and speed by combining Lean with Six Sigma.
- Understand the Lean Six Sigma methodology and improvement processes
- Properly define, scope and work on Lean Six Sigma projects
- Construct a Value Stream Map and apply the map to identify improvement opportunity
- Learn to recognize waste
- Incorporate a comprehensive set of quality tools to problem solving
- Implement quick improvements using a structured Kaizen Event
- Learn to mistake-proof a process to reduce rework
- Apply SPC and visual process management to monitor the process
- Use MINITAB 14 to enhance analysis for process improvement projects
Define Opportunity-What is important?
Measure Performance - How are we doing?
- Achieve an in-depth understanding of the process using value stream mapping
- Determine what to measure
- Develop effective data collection methods
- Evaluate measurement systems
- Determine process performance
Analyze Opportunity - What is wrong?
- Identify Potential Root Causes
- Implement Comparative Methods
- Conduct Sources of Variation (SOV) study
- Conduct correlation and regression analysis
Improve Performance - What needs to be done?
- Develop potential solutions
- Evaluate and select solutions
- Develop "To Be" Value Stream Map
- Develop and implement pilot run
Control Performance - How do we guarantee performance
- Mistake-proof the process to eliminate defects from the process
- Complete all documentation including SOPs, Process Control Plans, and Training Plans
- Develop a monitoring system and implement SPC and Visual Process Controls to provide feedback on the process
The certification process for Green Belt consists of three steps:
1. Complete the Green Belt training
* The DMAIC model is a systematic method for analyzing and improving business processes. It consists of five phases:
2. Pass the Green Belt test
3. Lead and successfully complete one Green Belt project. Project will be assessed for business impact (financial and/or "soft-dollar" impact) as well as Lean Six Sigma skill demonstration
- Define Opportunity
- Measure Performance
- Analyze Opportunity
- Improve Performance
- Control Performance