Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade

Reducing “The Waste” with Lean Six Sigma

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

An organisation while producing may have some processes in the production line which seem unwanted at some stage. There is a requirement to eliminate such waste processes from project environment as unwanted processes cause delay in to the production line. The Lean Six Sigma methodology is used to identify and eliminate extra processes. We at MSP Training train delegates with Lean Six Sigma methodology through Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course. Our instructors are Lean Six Sigma certified professionals.

  • The Lean Six Sigma Certifications are delivered by experienced and certified professionals

  • Understand the principals that lie behind Lean Six Sigma methodology

  • A Majority of the industry supports Lean Six Sigma to achieve its goals

  • Lean Six Sigma is not industry specific

  • Get higher salaries and perks as Lean Six Sigma professionals.

WHAT'S INCLUDED ?

Find out what's included in the training programme.

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Exam(s) included

Exams are provided, as part of the course. Obtaining certification is dependant on passing these exams

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Certificate

Delegates will get certification of completion at the end of the course.

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Key Learning Points

Clear and concise objectives to guide delegates through the course.

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Tutor Support

A dedicated tutor will be at your disposal throughout the training to guide you through any issues.

PREREQUISITES

The delegate must hold a Green Belt Certification to be elligible for the Black Belt certification exam.

TARGET AUDIENCE

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certified Professionals
  • Green Belt Professionals who are interested in improving the organisation's productivity through the use of Lean Six Sigma principals and methodologies
  • Experienced Black Belt professionals who want to upgrade themselves to the latest concepts

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

  • Use the DMAIC tools and the complications that may arise out of them.
  • Find solutions to the DMAIC project problems
  • Learn to manage issues with the team
  • Work at different levels in a team
  • Analyse the relation between input and outputs of the processes

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

There are 8 kinds of wastes that an organisation may face. They are described as “DOWNTIME” – an acronym for

  • D – Defective Processes
  • O – Overprocessing
  • W – Waiting Period
  • N – Non-Used Employee Talent
  • T – Transport
  • I – Inventory
  • M – Motion
  • E – Excess Production

To avoid the problems caused by DOWNTIME, Lean Six Sigma recommends the 5s technique which every Lean Six Sigma professional is familiar with. This 5s technique is made up of the following 5 steps (names provided both in English as well as Japanese)

  • Sort (Seiri)
  • Straighten (Seiton)
  • Shine(Seiso)
  • Standardise(Seiketsu)
  • Sustain(Shitsuke)

The first step, Sort, makes work easier as it eliminates the obstacles and reduces the chances of being disturbed with unnecessary items. It also removes unwanted processes or items that are not required in the production phase.

The second step, Straighten, arranges all items in a first cum first serve basis so as to easily select them for use. The third step, Shine, focuses on keeping the workplace clean such that any kind of machinery is not affected. The fourth step, Standardize, selects the best steps to be followed for the production. The last step, Sustain, refers to keeping everything in order and also make sure that standards are implemented.

In any organisation, during the production process, waste is bound to occur. Generally, this can happen as unnecessary steps creeping into the production line or processes executing with varying times. Both ways the production is affected and organisation will go into a loss. Implementation of Lean Six Sigma methods help the organisations out of such conditions. Lean Six Sigma has three levels that professionals can take up starting from the Yellow Belt, into the Green Belt and finally the Black Belt. However, there is a fourth course that is offered by Lean Six Sigma – the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade course. This course focuses on professionals who are already Green Belt Professionals and want to upgrade to Black Belt. Unlike the Black Belt course, the Upgrade version for the same does not teach the concepts of Green Belt before going into the Black Belt course.

Exam

A delegate must attempt 100 questions in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade exam. A minimum of 70% marks is required to get the certification. The language of the exam is English. In case the delegates require any other information they will be provided with the same by the examiner just before the exam.


PROGRAM CONTENT

Part one:

  • Review Green Belt  principals
  • Describe Project Charters or Workshop
  • What are required jobs?
  • What are expectations on results?
  • What is Minitab?
  • Basic Statistics 2
  • Project Report Outs
  • Daily Tech backs
  • Define Change Management
  • Exercise based on Value Stream Mapping
  • Project Management
  • Measurement System Analysis
    • Attribute Agreement Analysis
    • Continuous Data
  • Capability Analysis
    • Attribute Data
    • Continuous Normal Data
    • Continuous Non-normal D

Part 2:

    • Reviews of Project
    • Review of Assumption Testing
    • Methods and Techniques of Minitab Graphical
    • Flow Review
    • Central Limit Theorem
    • Confidence Intervals
    • Pull Review
    • Mean & Variance Tests
    • Proportions Testing
    • Contingency Tables GOF
    • Sample Size Selection
    • Correlation/Linear Regression
    • One Way ANOVA
    • Improving Phase Roadmap
    • Getting Familiar With Design of Experiments (DOE)
    • Full Factorial Designs
    • 2K Factorial Designs
    • Attribute DOE
    • Project Reviews

    Part 3:

    • 2K Fractional DOE Designs
    • Simulation Exercise DMAIC / DOE
    • Logistic Regression – An Introduction
    • Advanced Regression
    • Introduction to Control Charts
    • Variable SPC Techniques
    • Attribute SPC Techniques
    • Control Methods
    • Introducing  Surveys
    DMAIC Review & Final Reports

DATES, PRICES AND EVENTS

Course Name Dates Duration Price
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Upgrade 14/10/2019 Cardiff
5 Days
£3145

ABOUT Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital city of the Wales and county town of the historic South Glamorgan with a population of around 346,100 according to 2011 census.  The city is also known as the chief commercial city of the United Kingdom. The city is recognised as the most attractive tourist destination in the country and recorded 18.3 million visitors in 2010. The strategic location and geographical features played a crucial role in the developing the city as the largest coal port in the world. The city serves as a major base for most national sports and cultural institutions and forms part of the Eurocities network of the largest European cities. The Welsh office was built in the city in 1964, and it became an only centre of national administration. Until the 19th century, the city was the small town of the Wales, but with the arrival of industries and presence of major port for coal, transportation contributed towards the growth of the city. Some historians suggested that the city derived its name from earlier Welsh form Caerdyf meaning ‘the fort of the Taff’. Some previous studies also revealed that the name of the city is given in honour of nearby province governor during the construction of Roman fort. Later on, these have been rejected by modern scholars on linguistic grounds.

History

The early history of the city traced its root back to the Iron Age. The city formed part of Celtic British tribe during the Roman Conquest of Britain. In 75 AD, Romans built the fort at the opening of the River Taff, formed the northwestern boundary of the Cardiff. The fort also served as Isca Augusta (acted as border defences) military outposts for a long period. With the arrival of the civilian settlement, the fort has been demolished, and the Roman villa was discovered at Ely. A stone fortress was built similarly with the Saxon Shore Forts to safeguard the Britannia from raiders. Coins were found from the reign of Gratian depicted that the fort was demolished at the end of 4th century and last legions of Roman left the province of Britannia with Magnum Maximus.

The construction of Cardiff Castle began within the walls of the old Roman Fort, and it was substantially changed during the Victorian period. The city became the county town and free borough in the 15th century. At the same time, the Royal Charters were granted to the city and became a head port for collection of customs duties. The creator of modern Cardiff John Crichton was born in 1793 and spent the whole life in building the Cardiff docks. The town faced rapid growth with the construction of the dock and became the main port for exports of coal from the valleys of Rhymney and Cynon. The city was chosen as the site of the University College South Wales and Monmouthshire and got the status of the premier town in South Wales in 1893. The Maindy Barracks were built in the city at the end of 18th century to accommodate military permanently. The city captured a Roman Catholic Cathedral and granted the city status at the beginning of 19th century.During the interwar period, Cardiff docks entered into the phase of continued decline and faced a significant slump in demand for Welsh coal. Llandaff Cathedral and Cardiff Blitz were destroyed during the Second World War ended the linkage between Bute family and the Cardiff city. 

Economy

Industries played a significant role in the growth of the Welsh economy. The primary factors contributed towards the transformation of a small town into a big city was the coal demand as it was used in the manufacturing of iron and steel. The city has the most important and busiest coal port in the world, also known as Tiger Bay. The city is home to various notable companies related to education, public administration, infrastructure, insurance and health sectors such as British Gas, ING Direct, HBOS, The AA and SWALEC Energy.

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