Certificate in Lean six Sigma

Villanova University

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This program is ideal for professionals in virtually any industry, who currently manage projects or who aspire to assist or lead process improvement initiatives. Position yourself to become a Lean Six Sigma expert and certified practitioner who can help improve your company’s bottom line by making products and services faster and more efficient.

About the course

Learn to improve quality and enhance bottom-line results, while gaining the knowledge and skills to lead projects and apply Lean and Six Sigma tools to address business problems. Combining the waste-fighting measures of Lean practices, with the variation and defect-reducing techniques of Six Sigma, the Certificate in Lean Six Sigma can help you eliminate the root causes of defects and waste to make business operations more effective and efficient.

The program also allows you to apply your learned knowledge throughout the courses with simulated projects to help you successfully practice Lean Six Sigma outside the classroom.

Maximize Your Lean Six Sigma Expertise by Becoming a Master Black Belt

With over a decade of educating professionals in the foundations and applications of Lean Six Sigma, Villanova University is proud to announce a relaunch of its Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt course and corresponding certification exam. Learn more about Villanova’s Master Black Belt course.

Required Courses

Lean Six Sigma

Boost your success by getting Lean. In the world of Lean thinking, your primary goal is to operate more efficiently by increasing value, eliminating waste and streamlining flow. Lean Six Sigma techniques help professionals in both service and manufacturing industries.

Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you inside successful organizations, surrounds you with top Six Sigma experts and puts innovative learning tools at your fingertips. As a recognized leader in Six Sigma education online, Villanova University is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates:

  • Online experience enhanced by weekly virtual live classes taught by Lean practitioners
  • Advanced animations allow you to gain a full grasp of course topics
  • Videos of industry experts offer easy-to-understand guidance
  • Lightboards and other interactive learning tools provide compelling and unique presentation formats

What You’ll Study

Lean Six Sigma Overview

  • What is Lean?
  • Lean Principles
  • Value and Waste
  • Lean vs Six Sigma
  • Prominent Figures of Lean

Kaizen

  • Philosophy of Continual Improvement
  • Lean Implementation Approaches
  • First Wave Project Selection
  • Chartering Projects
  • Lean Project Roles and Responsibilities

Teams

  • Forming Teams
  • Idea Generation Tools
  • Group Decision Making
  • The 7M Tools

Value and Value Stream Mapping

  • Identifying Customer Needs and Requirements
  • Specifying Value and Value Add
  • The Eight Wastes In-depth
  • Gemba and Waste Walks
  • Value Stream Mapping for Service and Manufacturing

Flow, Pull, and Perfection

  • Spaghetti Mapping
  • Quick Changeovers (SMED)
  • Cellular Design
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Pull Systems and Just-In-Time Concepts
  • Scheduling Pull Systems
  • Kanbans and Visual Signaling
  • Establishing a Visual Workplace
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Poka Yoke
  • 5S/6S in Service and Manufacturing
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Standard Work

Kaizen Events

  • Kaizen Event Overview
  • Kaizen Philosophy
  • Preparing Teams for Kaizen Events
  • Kaizen Events Day by Day
  • Individual, Point, and Process Kaizen
  • Manufacturing, Service, and IT Considerations

Lean Deployment

  • Organizational Assessment
  • Planning for Lean Implementation
  • Lean Deployment
  • Hoshin Planning
  • Barriers to Success
  • The Benefits of Six Sigma Tools
  • Structuring Lean

Curriculum

8 Week Course

An Introduction to Lean Methodologies

  • Lean companies
  • The definition of value-add and contrasting that with the eight forms of waste
  • Introduction to kaizen, a Japanese term for continual improvement
  • Considerations for choosing first wave projects
  • Historical Lean figures and companies

Teams and Decision Making With Lean Tools

  • Lean roles and responsibilities
  • Key elements of a project charter
  • Six blocker
  • The phases the team experiences when working on projects
  • Force field analysis
  • 7M tools

Value

  • Defining value
  • The eight forms of waste that spell out the acronym DOWNTIME
  • We learn about "going to gemba"
  • Understanding the importance of something known as a "waste walk"

Mapping the Value Stream

  • Introduction to value stream mapping
  • The 6M’s
  • Flowcharting

Flow and Pull

  • Spaghetti charts
  • Quick changeover
  • Cellular design
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Theory of constraints (TOC)
  • Pull systems and kanban signals
  • Visual workplace design

Perfection

  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Mistake proofing
  • Overview of the concept of 5S
  • The importance of a total productive maintenance (TPM) system
  • Standard work

Kaizen Events

  • The meaning of Kaizen
  • The Kaizen philosophy
  • A five-day Kaizen event implementation effort

The Lean Approach

  • Individual, point and process Kaizen
  • Kaizen applications
  • Agile methodology
  • Lean assessments
  • Hoshin planning
  • Planning for Lean deployment

Six Sigma Green Belt

Everyone talks about making better business decisions. Now, you can take action with a Six Sigma Green Belt certificate, which helps you strengthen your organization by understanding, interpreting and using the core concepts of Six Sigma. Designed for professionals with little or no prior experience with Six Sigma methodologies, this course helps develop critical skills required for successful project management.

This course includes a required, simulated project that integrates critical topics into every phase of Six Sigma. To become a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB), you must successfully complete the course and sit for an exam. View certification requirements.

Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you inside successful organizations, surrounds you with top Six Sigma experts and puts innovative learning tools at your fingertips. As a recognized leader in Six Sigma education online, Villanova University is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates:

  • Online experience enhanced by weekly virtual live classes taught by Six Sigma practitioners
  • Advanced animations allow you to gain a full grasp of course topics
  • Videos of industry experts offer easy-to-understand guidance
  • Lightboards and other interactive learning tools provide compelling and unique presentation formats

What You’ll Study

Introduction and History of Six Sigma

  • What is Six Sigma
  • The History of Six Sigma and the Prominent People in Six Sigma
  • DMAIC Methodology Overview
  • The Project Charter
  • Six Sigma Math Primer

Project Definition Tools

  • The Project Scope and Charter
  • Determining Customer Needs and Requirements
  • Critical to Quality Tree and Kano Model
  • Process Mapping and SIPOC

Measurement Tools

  • Types of Data
  • Graphic Analysis Tools
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Variation and Standard Deviation
  • Calculating the Baseline Sigma

Analysis Tools

  • Cause and Effect Diagrams
  • Multi Vari Charts
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • T-Tests
  • Chi Square analysis

Improvement Tools

  • Mistake Proofing
  • FMEA
  • Design of Experiments
  • Pilot Testing
  • Implementation Planning

Control Tools

  • Introduction to Control Charts and Their Construction
  • Process Capability
  • Maintaining Solutions

Curriculum

8 Week Course

Introduction to the DMAIC Process

  • Identify and define key terminology
  • Describe the DMAIC process
  • List and explain the 15 tollgates
  • Identify and explain key roles and responsibilities
  • Explain the history of Six Sigma

Teams and Facilitation

  • Managing teams
  • Decision making
  • Key team tools

The Define Phase

  • The project charter
  • Critical to quality
  • The voice of the customer
  • Tollgate review meetings
  • Mapping the process

The Measure Phase, Part 1

  • Standard deviation
  • Variation
  • Populations and samples
  • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
  • Graphical data representation

The Measure Phase, Part II

  • The concept of correlation
  • Process measurements
  • Measurement scales
  • Measurement system variation
  • Baseline performance

The Analyze Phase

  • Narrowing the critical root causes
  • Selecting the right tool for the job
  • Multi-vari and control charts
  • Calculating Z-scores
  • Identifying Type I and II errors

The Improve Phase

  • Conducting a FMEA
  • Applying poka-yoke techniques
  • Conducting F-tests
  • Constructing ANOVA (analysis of variance) tables
  • Piloting solutions

The Control Phase

  • Using metrics to monitor the project
  • Implementing control and response plans
  • Planning for continual improvement
  • Closing out the project

1 Elective

Essentials of Data Visualization 8 Week Course

Essentials of Project Management 4 Week Course

Finance & Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager 8 Week Course

Foundations of Agile Methodology 8 Week Course

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt 16 Week Course

Maximizing Team Effectiveness 8 Week Course

Strategic Organizational Leadership 8 Week Course

Online Learning Experience

Imagine an online classroom that takes you inside successful organizations, surrounds you with active Six Sigma practitioners and puts innovative learning tools at your fingertips. As a recognized leader in Six Sigma education online, Villanova University is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging program available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates:

  • Weekly virtual live classes taught by Six Sigma practitioners
  • Advanced animations allow you to gain a full grasp of course topics
  • Videos of industry experts offer easy-to-understand guidance
  • Lightboards and other interactive learning tools provide compelling and unique presentation formats
  • Simulated projects prepare students for real-world application

Certificate in Lean six Sigma at Villanova University

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