An education program about Six Sigma methods and tools that gives results
This program introduces the many methods and tools that are essential to obtaining conclusive results when solving problems and working with continuous improvements in Six Sigma Green Belt projects. There is an emphasis on practical applications and how to achieve good results. The main objective is problem-solving and process development in both manufacturing and service processes. What the participants learn is also suitable for basic problem-solving in other improvement concepts like Lean, TQM and Kaizen.
When working with systematic problem-solving and continuous improvements, there are some essential steps: collect and analyze facts about the organization to find areas for improvement, select and prioritize improvement projects, define and scoop problems, identify root causes, find and implement solutions, follow-up improvements etc. To do this successfully it is important to have a solid knowledge base over problem-solving methods and QC-tools.
All processes contain important aspects that can be measured. Effective improvement work should be based on facts. To be able to so it is important to have good knowledge in methods for statistical process analysis. The methods covered in this course can be used to detect any special causes of variation and predict/prevent unwanted behavior in the process. Knowledge in statistical methods can also substantially improve the decision-making process in an organization.
To provide the knowledge and ability to apply effective methods and tools used in continuous improvements and problem-solving. Further, you will gain the knowledge and ability to apply these methods and tools effectively which lead to substantial improvements in profitability, cost efficiency, and customer satisfaction.
– Quality, customer focus and business development
– Identifying improvement opportunities and selecting projects
– Organization, rolls and responsibilities for improvement work
– Methods for problem-solving
– Basic project management for improvement projects
– Define a problem and set a scope
– Customer and process perspective on improvements
– Implementation of solutions
– Measure and understand the problem
– Root cause analysis and techniques for solving-problems
– Controlling and follow-up improvements
– Introduction to statistical analysis
– Practical statistics
– Control charts
– Capability studies
Parallel to the Green Belt training program the participants apply the knowledge learned in an improvement project in the own organization.
All analyses are done using the software Minitab. The software has a free 30-day version which the participants download and install on their computers prior to the course.
The lectures will be led by consultants from Sandholm Associates.
Course days spring 2022:
Part 1: Problem solving with improvement tools: 6 May (online via Zoom) and 12-13 May (Tegnérgatan 40 in Stockholm)
Part 2: Statistical process analysis: 13-14 and 20 June (online via Zoom)
The first and the three last days is online via Zoom and day two and three at Tegnérgatan 40