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Schulich Executive Learning Centre

Lean six Sigma Yellow Belt

Nov 20—22, 2019
3 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2215
CAD 983 per day
Apr 20—22, 2020
3 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2215
CAD 983 per day

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Yellow Belts will understand the Lean Six Sigma philosophy and how to routinely apply this to their job and area of responsibility.

After completing this course, participants will be able to explain how Six Sigma and Lean are unique but highly complementary approaches, and when used in concert can deliver breakthrough improvements in any business sector or environment.

The “Six Sigma” component of this course will include an exploration of each phase of Six Sigma’s DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) problem-solving methodology, successful project charters, process mapping, cause and effect tools, as well as process control and understanding process capability.

The addition of Lean – principles and commonly used tools – will complete the Yellow Belt level of knowledge in Lean Six Sigma and will give students the ability to identify process improvement opportunities and apply this segment of the Lean Six Sigma body of Knowledge to address these opportunities.

What You Will Learn

After completing the program participants will have a better understanding of the importance of process management and be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Write effective problem statements using the Who, What, When, Where, Why, How and How much (5W2H) approach
  • Construct Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs, Customers (SIPOC), Process Flow and Spaghetti Maps
  • Conduct Cause & Effect workshops and 5 Whys
  • Facilitate “root cause analysis” using cause and effect and the 5 Whys approach
  • Assess process capability and service levels
  • Generate and interpret process statistics
  • Employ graphical analysis as investigative tools
  • Encourage workplace organization including 5S (Sort, Straighten, Scrub, Standardize, Sustain), visual workplace & standardized work
  • Plan, facilitate and execute rapid improvement (“kaizen”) events
  • Implement simple process control charts and control plans

Additional Yellow Belt Capabilities

Yellow Belts will be able to help drive Continuous Improvement and:

  • Facilitate small rapid improvement events (ex. Kaizen, 5S)
  • Employ basic quality tools including process flow maps, cause & effect diagrams and Pareto charts
  • Use Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) as part of assessing and reducing process risk
  • Apply a broader set of Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to improve process effectiveness

Course content details

Introduction to Lean Principles

  • Eight Wastes
  • A3 Problem Solving
  • 5S & Establishing Effective Workplaces
  • Integrating Lean and Six Sigma

Introduction to Six Sigma

  • DMAIC problem-solving methodology
  • Process Mapping
  • The Effect of Process Variation
  • DPMO (Defects Per Million Opportunities) & Assessing Process Capability

Managing Change and Team Facilitation

  • Change Readiness Assessment
  • Writing Effective Problem Statements (5W2H)
  • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
  • Error-Proofing Techniques
  • Ranking & Prioritization techniques
  • Planning & Executing Kaizen Events

Departmental Metrics and Root Cause Analysis

  • Graphical Analysis (box plots, histograms, etc.)
  • Pareto Charts; Spaghetti Diagrams
  • Visual Workplace; SIPOC Diagram
  • Cause & Effect Diagrams & 5 Whys
  • Introduction to Control Charts & Control Plans
  • Project Closure

Who should attend

Anyone interested in building knowledge and skills in continuous improvement. Applicable to virtually every industry sector and functional responsibility.


Biography Jeff is a highly accomplished Lean and Six Sigma professional with significant experience leading continuous process/product improvement and excellence initiatives. He has trained and coached individuals and senior leaders on Lean Six Sigma methodologies and process improvement project...


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Nov 20—22, 2019
3 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2215
CAD 983 per day
Apr 20—22, 2020
3 days
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2950 ≈USD 2215
CAD 983 per day

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