Manager’s struggle to meet the daily demands placed on their team for process efficiency and effectiveness. They need to develop resources on their team who can assist in the deployment of Lean tools and methods that will dramatically improve the stability and capability of their processes and overall team performance.
A Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is that resource. While still engaged in the regular responsibilities, a Yellow Belt is an expert, local resource that can facilitate rapid improvement events and assist a manager in the development and integration of proven quality tools and techniques.
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Certification in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt includes;
Introduction to Lean Thinking: The history and five principles of Lean, defining value, the eight wastes, "Flow" and Value Streams and Kaizen rapid improvement.
Introduction to Six Sigma: The history of Six Sigma, the DMAIC approach, process variation and Y = f(x), DPMO, the "Hidden Factory" and the Critical to (CT) Tree.
Writing Effective Problem Statements: The 5W2H method for writing effective problem statements, use the “Five Why" and defining improvement goals.
Efficient and Effective Workplaces: Establishing 5S/6S standards, improving visual workplace, implementing standard work, and engaging your team in "Huddles".
Mapping the Process & The Gemba Walk: Visualizing processes using flow maps, spaghetti diagrams and the SIPOC. Engaging the team with "Gemba Walks".
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA): Identify and assess process risk using the FMEA and leveraging this analysis for continuous improvement.
Controlling the Process: Introduction to statistical process control (SPC) and using "voice of the process" and control plans to manage and improve your processes.
Assessing Process Capability: Aligning voice of the customer with process performance to determine overall capability and improvement opportunities.
Managing Successful Projects: Preparing effective project charters, the A3 Report, change readiness assessments and stakeholder analyses for successful projects.
Cause & Effect and Pareto Charts: Facilitate brainstorming and, cause and effect sessions, group voting and the use of Pareto Charts to focus on the "vital few".