Yellow Belt Certificate Program

Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

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Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

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About the course

Learn to improve productivity and processes through this foundational Lean Six Sigma training. This course will cover key tools and concepts such as the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology, data collection and measurement techniques, how to display visual data, lean analysis tools (including fishbone diagram, 5 Why’s, 5 S’s, Gemba Walk, and Poka-Yoke), brainstorming and option selection criteria, process improvement results assessment, documentation, and introduction to Six Sigma leadership and cultural approaches. This introductory course is designed for employees at any organizational level.

Key Takeaways

  • Foundational Knowledge Gain an understanding of the DMAIC methodology and the financial, cultural, and leadership impact Lean Six Sigma can have on an organization
  • Analytical Thinking Skills Cultivate the ability to recognize what types of relevant data should be used to measure different processes
  • Data Collection Learn how to collect qualitative and quantitative data and display the data using a variety of visual tools for analysis, team, and senior leadership presentations
  • Actionable Tools Master over a dozen tools to analyze collected data and determine opportunities to create “experiments” to test for process improvements
  • Evaluation Techniques Develop processes to assess an experiment’s success and develop methods for controlling the updated process

Program Outcomes

Mercer’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate will prepare employees at any organizational level to make impactful contributions to quality improvement projects and advance their teamwork skills. Yellow Belt Certificate holders often become the “go-to” individuals in their departments to determine how to improve organizational inefficiencies and decrease defects.

Upon completion of Mercer’s program, individuals will be able to effectively contribute to process improvement projects with the development of the following skills:

  • Foundational understanding of the DMAIC methodology and the financial, cultural and leadership impact Lean Six Sigma can have on an organization
  • The aptitude to recognize what types of relevant data should be used to measure different processes
  • The ability to collect qualitative and quantitative data and display this data using a variety of different visual tools for analysis, team and senior leadership presentations
  • Employ over a dozen tools to analyze collected data and determine opportunities to create “experiments” to test for process improvements
  • Assess an experiment’s success and develop methods for controlling the updated process

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Eric Kushins

A teacher, researcher and consultant, Dr. Kushins examines organizational cultures, family businesses, HR practices, and organizational routines. He has published on topics ranging from race and discrimination in hiring to R&D development in Chinese family business. He also consults for small...

Yellow Belt Certificate Program at Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics

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