The Lean and Six Sigma methodologies work together as a combined long-term business strategy that can produce exceptional results. Lean focuses on improving efficiency by identifying and eliminating waste, improving flow, implementing pull and continuously improving the value stream. Six Sigma focuses on how to improve effectiveness by reducing variation, eliminating rework, and controlling processes. Lean defines and establishes the value flow improving process speed, and Six Sigma brings the process under statistical control to make the value flow smoothly.
The purpose of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program is to prepare Team leaders to lead and implement improvement projects using the proven DMAIC methodology, and Lean Tools. The class is instructor-led and offers numerous exercises and examples designed to help the participant learn tools and techniques to eliminate waste and improve productivity, and to achieve lasting financial results.
The training includes 160 hours of classroom time, with hands-on, demanding and thorough instruction. During training, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt participants work on an actual identified management-approved project that can realize at least $100,000 in cost savings to the organization. The instructional design process involves learning a technique and then applying it to the working project. A licensed copy of MINITAB software is included.
August 29 & 30
September 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
October 3, 4, 10, 11, 25, 26, 31
November 1, 7, 8
$8,000 ($4,000 with grant funding)*
*Grant funding may be available for eligible companies. Contact us for details.