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Lean courses

In a world of production where we are increasingly experiencing digitization or virtual reality, the question whether the Lean principles - implemented more than 70 years ago at Toyota - are still actual comes out naturally. If we take into account, on one hand, the objectives of methodology - to reduce / eliminate waste and to deliver to customers only what they need, when they need it, spending as little money on this as possible - and the needs of companies to be more efficient and competitive, on the other hand, then LEAN is certainly an invaluable tool, which can be successfully applied to any type of process - not only to those in the production area.
Both our workshops with the most used Lean Six Sigma instruments (VSM - Value Stream Mapping, 5S, A3 / PDCA, Kaizen, Kanban, FMEA) and the Lean courses - Basic Level and Advanced Level will help you get simpler, faster, standardized processes and more satisfied customers. Our promise is that at the end of these sessions you will know how to:

  • identify opportunities for improvement;
  • describe processes using process diagrams;
  • identify wastes, process constraints, and root causes;
  • identify the best solutions and implement them within your organization;
  • apply Lean principles in everyday activity.
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Lean Six Sigma courses

‘Understanding variation is the key to success in quality and business.’

W. Edwards Deming

 

Today, technology allows us to evaluate in real time the efficiency and the rate of defects in the processes. Even with your mobile phone. Having thus a clear picture of the situation in the process, we can identify the root causes and implement the best solutions to resolve the errors as quickly as possible.

 

Our Yellow/Green/Black Belt Lean Six Sigma courses  (from basic to advanced level), with the possibility of international certification, will help you solve the process issues related to defects and variation, as well as customer satisfaction.

Our promise is that by the end of these sessions you will have learnt to:

  • understand the importance of process improvement within the organization;
  • use the right tools to solve problems / increase performance;
  • run projects to improve processes using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies (the DMAIC cycle);
  • apply the principles and tools of Lean Six Sigma to everyday activity.

Please contact us for a customized offer.

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Lean Six Sigma International Certifications

We have partnered with IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certification) and we can help you obtain Lean Six Sigma international Certification for Yellow, Green and Black Belt levels.

 

In order to achieve the professional designation of IASSC Certified Yellow, Green or Black Belt from the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, you have to sit for the IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Exams (60/100/150 multiple-choice and true/false questions) and achieve a minimum score of 230/300 points for Yellow Belt; 385/500 points for Green Belt, and 580/750 points for Black Belt.

A  recertification based on exam needs to be obtained every 3 years.

 

Further details on IASSC certification, as well as the fees for Exam Voucher can be found at https://www.iassc.org/six-sigma-certification/

 

 

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Data analysis/ Minitab software

We cannot obtain more efficient processes or better product/service quality without thorough data analysis. As part of the training and coaching activities, we promote intelligent ways of analyzing process data using Excel or the Minitab statistical software, thus becoming effective in implementing improvement projects. We also offer 2-3 day data analysis courses, depending on the customer's needs. We use Minitab 18, with its free of charge 30 day trial version which can be downloaded at https://www.minitab.com/en-us/products/minitab/free-trial.

Our promise is that at the end of these sessions you will learn how to:

  • identify data types;
  • use graphical and statistical tools for data analysis;
  • interpret the results;
  • evaluate the process stability, capability and control.
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Coaching for Improvement Projects

For many organizations, coaching sessions for improvement projects have become an integral part of the implementation of Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc. programmes and a critical factor for their success. During the coaching sessions, we support improvement project leaders, Yellow / Green / Black Belts and Lean Experts in translating the knowledge acquired during the courses into practice. Coaching sessions consist of regular project team meetings with our consultants, with a duration of approximately 1 - 1,5 hours per project, with a frequency determined together with the participants (depending on the nature of the project, the knowledge and skills of the participants, the existence of an internal expert, etc.)

Our promise is that at the end of the session you will obtain the following:

  • verification of the project status and compliance with the initial plan;
  • identification and application of the right tools to the given situation;
  • deeper understanding of the knowledge acquired;
  • establishment of the steps necessary for the coming stages.
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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Description

The course presents Lean Six Sigma tools and basic techniques to solve the problems in the process (and not only) in order to make the processes simpler, faster, better quality products and services, in accordance with customer requirements.

 

Target group

The course addresses people who are involved for the first time in process improvement actions using Lean and Six Sigma methodology.

 

Objectives

Identify the opportunities for improvement and describe the process
Identify losses, process constraints and root causes
Lead improvement projects used the Lean Six Sigma methodology (DMAIC)
Identify the best solutions to implement them within your organization
Apply Lean Six Sigma principles in every day work

 

Prerequisite knowledge required

Middle/ higher education, English, working with MS Office: Excel & PowerPoint – medium level

 

Course progress

PowerPoint Presentation materials, project realization and presentation templates, other support materials, data work, techniques to facilitate interactivity, such as simulations, exercises, case studies, individual and group activities will be used.

 

Duration:

3 days*

 

*The duration of the courses may vary according to the needs of the client; Additional modules such as Lean Six Sigma – specific tools, data analysis using Minitab software or Change Management Modules cand be added to the core curriculum

 

 

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Description

The course introduces at an intermediate level Lean Six Sigma philosophy, tools and techniques to solve the problems in the process. Participants will be able to identify opportunities for improvement and will coordinate mediu to large projects with the aim of increasing product quality or quality, reducing variance and loss.

 

Target group

The course addresses people who are involved in improving processes and will coordinate improvement projects.

 

Objectives

Understand the importance of improving processes withnin your organization
Use the right tools to solve problems/ increase performance
Learn how to improve your processes useing the Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies (the 5 DMAIC steps to accomplish your projects)
Apply the principles and tools of Lean Six Sigma in every day work

 

Prerequisite knowledge required

Higher education, English, working with MS Office: Excel & PowerPoint.

 

Course progress

PowerPoint presentation materials, project realization and presentation templates, other support materials, data work, techniques to facilitate interactivity, such as simulations, exercises, case studies, individual and group activities will be used.

 

Duration: 

8 days

 

*The duration of the courses may vary according to the needs of the client and there is the possibility to split it in 2 or 3 sessions; Additional modules such as Lean Six Sigma specific tools, data analysis using MinitabTM software or Change Management Modules cand be added to the core curriculum

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt(accelerated course for Green Belts)

Description

The course presents at an advanced level Lean Six Sigma philosophy, tools and techniques to improve processes. Participants will be able to conduct complex projects, analyse process data using statistical tools (such as the Minitab software), provide coaching for Yellow and Green Belts, and generate significant financial benefits.

 

Target group

The course is addressed to people who have previously participated in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course.

 

Objectives

Identify opportunities for improvement and coordinate projects at the organization level
Lead complex improvement projects using the Lean Six Sigma methodology
Identify the best solutions and implement within your organization
Evaluate the financial benefits of the project
Apply the principles and tools of Lean Six Sigma to every day work

 

Prerequisite knowledge required

Higher education, English, working with MS Office: Excel & PowerPoint – medium/ advanced level.

 

Course progress

PowerPoint Presentation materials, project realization and presentation templates, other support materials, data work, techniques to facilitate interactivity, such as simulations, exercises, case studies, individual and group activities will be used.

 

Duration:

12 days*

 

*The duration of the courses may vary according to the needs of the client and there is the possibility to split it in 2 or 3 sessions; Additional modules such as Lean Six Sigma specific tools, data analysis using MinitabTM software or Change Management Modules cand be added to the core curriculum