November 9, 2018

Accelerated Six Sigma

 

Overview

A Simplified, Powerful Approach to Achieving Dramatic Results

Six Sigma tools and techniques are helping GE, Bank of America, Allied Signal, and Motorola achieve dramatic cost savings and quality improvement. With this seminar, you will jump-start your efforts to capture these benefits for your own organization in your manufacturing, service and back office operations.

Employ our simplified, powerful approach to Six Sigma and achieve dramatic increases in customer satisfaction and radical reductions in quality problems. We cover much of the standard curriculum of Green Belt training.

In this workshop, you will practice and use Six Sigma methods so you can go back and implement improvements in your own organization.

Discover where your company can solve problems right in the workshop. If you don’t know which process to work on, you’ll be given the tools to prioritize them in the session.

Seminar Benefits

At the end of the seminar you will know how to:

  • Gain a full understanding of what Six Sigma is and how to implement it
  • Learn Six Sigma tools to achieve breakthroughs in quality and cost reduction
  • Apply the tools to your most challenging process right in the workshop
  • Use the appropriate Six Sigma tool depending upon your specific needs
  • Achieve both bottom line and “soft” cost savings
  • Organize your organization’s Six Sigma improvement effort
  • Gain buy-in from both upper management and staff
  • Prioritize improvement opportunities 
  • Facilitate improvement efforts

Seminar Outline

Overview of Six Sigma

What is Six Sigma?
History of Six Sigma
Comparing and contrasting Six Sigma to TQM and Reengineering
Six Sigma success stories
Six Sigma in manufacturing and service organizations
How Six Sigma is organized
              Champion
              Sponsor
              Black Belt
              Green Belt
              Teams

Overview of the Six Sigma DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
DMAIC process checklist

Breakthrough Project Selection

Levels of business processes
Prioritizing your company’s processes for improvement
Choosing a process to work on in this workshop

Define: Step One of DMAIC

Project Charter, Problem Statement, Stretch Goal, etc.
Voice of the Customer (VOC)
Converting VOC into Critical to Quality (CTQ) variable to measure
SIPOC Diagram
Customer and Supplier Evaluations
Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Measure: Step Two of DMAIC

Measurement process and steps
Process Mapping
Fishbone, Cause & Effect, Ishikawa Diagrams
Checksheets
Pareto diagrams
Continuous and Discrete variables
Stratified sampling
Gauge R&R
DPMO
Rolled Throughput Yield
Project Storyboard

Analyze: Step Three of DMAIC

Logical cause analysis
Root cause analysis
Narrowing down root causes
5 Whys
Frequency plots
Histograms
Run charts
Scatter plots and correlation diagrams
Verifying root causes with data

Improve: Step Four of DMAIC

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
Error-ProofingSelecting your optimal process
Developing an implementation plan
De-risk your process proposal
Implementation options

Control: Step Five of DMAIC

History of Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Cautions in SPC
Using Code Values to ease data collection
Control Charts—an overview
Choosing the right type of Control Chart
Process Capability Analysis
Control Plan

Making It Happen

Implementing Six Sigma in your organization
Piloting your Six Sigma effort
Change Leadership—Overcoming resistance
How to start
Barriers and success factors
Keys to Six Sigma Success
Your customized Six Sigma Plan