Six Sigma: An Introduction

Six Sigma: An Introduction
Price: 
$140.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Six Sigma: An Introduction provides strategies to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the cause of error and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets. This course explores quality management methods, including statistical methods, key organizational tips, and methods for plotting growth and performing at peak efficiency for maximum profits.

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the principles of Six Sigma
  • List the steps for creating a Six Sigma infrastructure
  • Recognize Six Sigma levels and tactics
  • Recall successful Six Sigma methodologies 

Six Sigma: An Introduction Module 1
History and Success Stories

Module 1 introduces you to the quality methodology of Six Sigma and provides a brief history of its development in the workplace. You will explore the definition of Six Sigma and how it relates to quality improvement issues. Chapters 1 and 2 will give you a basic overview of DMAIC activities, Six Sigma deployment and the tools and techniques involved, preparing you to delve into the question, “What Six Sigma Can Do For Your Company?”

  • Defining Six Sigma
  • Where is Six Sigma Found Today
  • Six Sigma Success Stories
  • Improved Customer Loyalty
  • Time Management
  • Your Team

Six Sigma: An Introduction Module 2
Deployment and Stages of Six Sigma

This lesson outlines common issues associated with Six Sigma deployment. It explores how creating a Six Sigma infrastructure can occur in several different ways. You will learn that a critical factor in deployment is developing a company culture which supports process improvement and the importance of leadership support is to cultivating that culture. This lesson goes over the first 3 phases of the DMAIC methodology and how they are used to build the framework for improvement.

  • Using Six Sigma with a Project
  • Creating a Six Sigma Infrastructure
  • Deployment Mistakes
  • Define Stage
  • Measure Stage
  • Analyze Stage

Six Sigma: An Introduction Module 3
Six Sigma Levels and Tactics

Module 3 takes you through the last two stages of DMAIC, stressing their importance for attaining and sustaining performance improvement results for the long term.  The author expounds upon a few examples of impact and outcomes of Six Sigma deployment on a variety of companies. Beyond DMAIC this lesson discusses additional Six Sigma tools and the situations in which they should be used, including their specific methodologies and tools.

  • Improve Stage
  • Control Stage
  • Examples of DMAIC Within a Company
  • DFSS
  • DMADV
  • DMADOV

Six Sigma: An Introduction Module 4
More Tactics to Use or Not to Use

This final module presents other tactics used in Six Sigma deployment. You will learn about case studies that show evidence of success using Six Sigma as well as read disparaging statements made by critics of Six Sigma. The author ties all of this information together into a comprehensive picture that will help you determine whether your company should or should not use Six Sigma.

  • IDOV
  • DCCDI
  • DMEDI
  • Will Your Company Use Six Sigma?
  • Critics of Six Sigma
  • Six Sigma Case Studies

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Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • The Kindle Reader App or VitalSource Bookshelf App are needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player