BE810 Lean Six Sigma
Today, the terms “Lean” and “Six Sigma” are used commonly across industry and within all types of businesses from high tech manufacturers to insurance agencies, banks, and health care clinics. But what do these terms “Lean” and “Six Sigma” really mean and how are these powerful continuous improvement methodologies similar, and how are they different?
During this two and a half day training course you will be introduced to both Lean and Six Sigma through a highly interactive hands-on simulation designed to help the student explore the tools and learn how these related methodologies can work in combination to drive breakthrough operational improvement within your organization. As an introductory overview, this course is designed to provide the novice with a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma to prepare them to participate effectively with others engaged in Lean Six Sigma discussions and/or guide the beginning Lean Six Sigma practitioner toward the follow on training best suited to their needs.
The course will immerse the students in a simulated hands-on manufacturing process where they will not only learn the basic elements of Lean and Six Sigma, but will use those basic elements to improve and perfect their own simulation manufacturing processes. Students will leave the course with a broad understanding of both Lean and Six Sigma and how they can be used in conjunction with one another to drive operational performance within both manufacturing…and within a business process setting.
The combined presentation, simulation, and discussion based learning format of this course is designed to provide students opportunities to learn from both the instructor, as well as one another. Time will be provided within the course structure to discuss student’s current interactions with Lean and/or Six Sigma within their current work environment and explore how the principles learned within the simulation apply to their own business process settings.
Who Should Attend
- Business people of all types interested in learning Lean Six Sigma basics
- Potential future Lean Six Sigma practitioners
- Novice or beginning practitioners interested in a high level Lean Six Sigma review
- Executives, Managers, or Supervisors responsible for employees engaged in Lean Six Sigma activities
Instructor: John Major
John Major is a founding member of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE). He is also Founder and Managing Partner of Compass Strategies, focused on helping small and mid-cap companies to design, optimize, and implement manufacturing, supply chain, and service delivery strategies in direct alignment with corporate strategy and desired market branding positions. John recently stepped down as Vice President of Global Operations for Radisys. His functional responsibilities included design and implementation of a structured continuous improvement capability across the Radisys enterprise based on the fusion of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen and Policy Deployment methodologies. Before that, he held similar positions with Planar Systems and Tektronix. John holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Washington.
Laptop required for every session.
Are you interested in bringing this course onsite? Please contact Carmen Schwisow.