Training and Certification program in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

37% of the organizations across the world employ Lean Six Sigma to achieve better Business results.  Lean six Sigma course is designed to equip you with complex problem solving skills, besides project management, change management and leadership skills. Most of organizations are now seeking continuous improvement skills as a part all the job roles. Training and Certification in Six Sigma will increase your market value by atleast 2x times

Is this certification right for me?

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Six Sigma is practiced in medium to large enterprises across the world as continuous improvement methodology to achieve breakthrough improvements and boost their profits. If you are looking for job change a certification in Six Sigma will boost your changes of getting the job.


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Lean Six Sigma training and certification is highly recommended for those in Operations Excellence/ Operations/ Production/ Quality/ Inspection/ Management role. Knowledge in Lean Six Sigma would help you to improve Quality, Efficiency or Delivery of your processes or job area.


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Knowledge in Lean Six Sigma will enhance the way you understand business and its strategy. Most recommended as stepping stone for middle and senior management



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Benefits of getting trained and certified as Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Exceed expectations

Applying Lean Six Sigma tools will help you achieve breakthrough improvements in efficiency, quality and turnaround time in your own work area.  You will exceed expectations on them with use of improvement tools.

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Job Security

Working professionals having skills in Lean Six sigma will give them higher job security than others. Because as a Lean practitioner, you are always in a hunt to add value to your company

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Get on A Team

Knowledge is one of the key criteria to consider for A team.  With Lean Six Sigma knowledge, you have an edge over others!

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Confidence and Self – Esteem

Once you achieve most of what is mentioned, your will gain confidence. Lean Six Sigma credentials, success stories, higher confidence, getting into A team will boost your chances of getting hired in a global organization and go-to man for your colleagues.

 

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What participant say


If you have passion towards quality and problem solving, SKIL is the place.  I enjoyed the sessions, especially, instructor’s capability to easily connect to my work area.  I have attended many other training programs from other places, but its mostly theory.  What’s unique at SKIL is the real time consulting experience shared by the instructor”

Satheesh Balakrishnan,
Satheesh Balakrishnan, Head - Supply chain, Asia - Cocacola

“The program conducted by SKIL for the “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt” course has changed my life! I have seen dime-a-dozen Six Sigma courses but this one stands out from the rest in methodology, Quality, Delivery and Hands on learning.”

Amit Shetty
Amit Shetty Director Global Quality - Affilicated Computer Services

SKIL has a unique approach in solving the problems through case studies, real time scenario discussions. The course was practical and helped us to understand the difficult concepts at ease. Instructor’s ability to interact and relate concepts to our domain is excellent ” – A final year M.Sc. student from Christ University who underwent our LSSGB for HR program during 2019 – Feedback given to her department HOD.

Shruthi
Shruthi Student of Chirst University

Career path options

Training & Certification in Lean Six sigma enhances your existing job role. If you are keen to explore roles specific to Six Sigma skills, you could consider

  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Consultant
  • Head operational excellence.
  • Business excellence manager.
  • Quality Assurance Manager.
  • Continuous Improvement Manager.
  • Operations excellence manager.

Course is delivered in three modes


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Duration and Pre-requisites


Course Duration

  • Classroom based – 10 days weekends
  • Instructor Led Live web sessions & Self paced – 80 hrs. In self pace duration within 6 months.

Work experience

  • Work experience is must, preferred at least 3 year
  • Understanding of business cycle a must

Education

  • Preferred Minimum education – Graduate from any university
  • Diploma/ Graduate/ Post Graduate/ Masters




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Body of Knowledge

How to define problem?

  • How to understand customer’s perceptions using Kano Analysis.
  • Discover trivial many and vital few using Pareto diagram.
  • Discover strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats using SWOT analysis.
  • Learn the best way to measure performance using Sigma measures.
  • Know how is the data distributed using Histogram.
  • Learn how to arrive at problem statement using 3W 1E approach.
  • Learn how to prioritize projects financially using NPV approach.
  • Learn to focus your efforts using prioritization approach Prioritization matrices.
  • Learn how to understand a process at a glance using SIPOC.
  • Learn how to develop a Project Charter for your project.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to measure the current state?

  • Learn cause and effect relationships using cause and effect matrix.
  • Learn how to plan data collection using Check sheet and stratification.
  • Discover various types of data using types of data.
  • Study variation in measurement system using Measurement system analysis. 
  • Map ‘as is’ process using Flow charts and Swim Lane mapping.
  • Map ‘as is’ process using Value Stream Mapping. 
  • Map ‘as is’ process using Standard Work documentation.
  • Evaluate process capability using process capability analysis.
  • Assess probability of success or failure using Normal Probability Distribution.
  • Assess probability of success or failure using Binomial Probability Distribution.
  • Assess probability of success or failure using Poisson Probability Distribution.
  • Is the data normally distributed? Find using Normality Test.
  • Learn to map a process using SIIPOOC and identify quick wins if any.
  • Learn to study the data distribution using Box and Whisker plots.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to ‘discover the root cause’?

  • Learn how to find root cause to any problem using 5 why analysis.
  • Fault tree analysis to arrive at the root cause.
  • Scatter diagrams to study the nature of relationship between two variables.
  • Multi-vari analysis to study multiple variable’s response on an effect.
  • Hypothesis testing – Means – validate hypothesis on population means.
  • Hypothesis testing – Variances – validate hypothesis on population variances.
  • Hypothesis testing – Proportions – validate hypothesis on population proportion.
  • Correlation analysis to study the strength of relationship between two variables.
  • Regression analysis to predict the response based on factors.
  • Chi square tests to validate independence of variables.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to develop, implement and validate solutions?

  • Mistake proof errors using Poka-Yoke.
  • Apply Andon principles to make deviations obvious. 
  • Apply Visual factory concepts to make standards and deviations obvious.  
  • Use Interrelationship digraph to study relationships between causes and effects. 
  • Learn Concept fan to develop ideas around a solution. 
  • Learn to design and run experiments using One-way Analysis of Variance.
  • Two-way Analysis of Variance to study influence of noise factors.
  • Two Level Full Factorial designs to screen important factors’ effect on response.
  • Latin Square designs to screen important factors’ impact on response.
  • Statistical tolerance design to assign specifications to variables scientifically.  
  • Apply the concepts of Pre-control chart to assign tolerances to variables.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to test solutions?

  • Learn to apply Deming’s PDCA approach to run pilot solutions.
  • Learn Control charts to monitor process control and stability. 
  • Apply Visual factory concepts to ensure sustenance of solutions achieved. 
  • Apply FMEA to influence detection, occurrence and severity of failure modes.
  • One-point lessons to document learning for all future references. 
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to sustain results?

  • Develop a Control plan to ensure sustenance of results.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to define a problem?

  • Lean thinking principle – Value, to identify value in a process.
  • Efficiency and productivity definitions to discover them in your work area.
  • Time measurement definitions to discover them in your work area.  
  • Demand forecasting to predict customer demand.
  • P Q analysis to prioritize product or service lines to improve. 
  • TAKT time to evaluate process flow versus customer demand. 
  • A3 problem solving approach to document your improvement storyboard.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to measure the current state?

  • Lean thinking principles – Value stream and Flow, balance and demand.
  • Various approaches to Measure Efficiency / Productivity / Timeliness.
  • Five golden rules of Gemba in problem solving. 
  • Analyze current state using – Muda (8 types of wastes), Mura and Muri.
  • How to analyze work using Work analysis chart?
  • Map the current state using principles of Current State Value Stream Mapping.
  • Value stream mapping measures, to analyze the current state.
  • Compare TAKT time to Line Balance and Flow to identify bottlenecks. 
  • Design and launch Point Kaizen programs. 
  • Design and launch Kaizen Blitz programs. 
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to design the future state?

  • Lean thinking principle – Pull to design the future state for Just in time production.
  • Standard work to capture gaps in the current state and design future state. 
  • Kanban to regulate material and information flow in future state design.
  • Andon principles to assist in future state design. 
  • Jidoka principles to assist in future state design.
  • Principles of Single Piece Flow to assist future state design.
  • Cellular Flow principles to assist future state design. 
  • Quick Change Over (QCO) principles to assist future state design.
  • 5S Principles to assist future state design.
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to assist future state design.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to implement the future state?

  • Principles of Lean thinking – Pull and ideal state considerations.
  • Gemba rules to successfully drive implementation efforts. 
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.

How to sustain the results?

  • Learn the concepts of PDCA to sustain results.
  • Visual factory and standard work principles to sustain results. 
  • Document the learning using one point lessons to sustain results.
  • Develop storyboard for stakeholder alignment and understanding.
  • Introduction to project management.
  • Project Initiation. 
  • Project planning. 
  • Project execution. 
  • Project monitoring, control and documentation.  
  • Project closure.
  • Introduction to team management.
  • Different types of teams and their application areas.
  • Different Team roles and responsibilities to manage a team well.
  • How to select team members using Team member’s selection principles.
  • Learn to successfully facilitate team meetings using Team facilitation principles. 
  • Learn to keep team members motivated using Team motivation principles. 
  • Learn Team communication principles. 
  • Engage team members effectively during meeting using Team meeting tools. 
  • Presentation skills to prepare and deliver effective presentations to stakeholders.
  • Communication skills to communicate effectively with team members and leaders.
  • Change management – How to lead change?
  • Plan long term strategies for organization using Hoshin Kanri approach.
  • Six Sigma – organization wide deployment. 
  • Learn to design and lead Kaizen programs – Kaizen program management.
  • Lean – organization wide deployment approach.
  • Introduction to Design for Six Sigma.
  • Learn the stages of QFD – Quality Function Deployment to achieve quality by design.
  • Learn DMADV approach to plan and lead design for six sigma efforts.
  • Basic principles of making a presentation.
  • How to make effective presentation?
  • The do’s and don’t s of presentation.
  • Basic principles of effective communication.
  • The do’s and don’t s of communication.
  • Microsoft Excel.
  • Sigma Excel.
  • Minitab.
  • 150 questions – multiple choice – open book – web based – examination. You must pass this exam with minimum qualifying marks.
  • The participant MUST complete and submit AT LEAST one completed Lean Six Sigma project in prescribed project affidavit format.

Key features of the program


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Placement Assistance


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Certification exam included


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Free “Lean Made Simple” book


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4 hrs of coaching and mentoring