Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt


Comprehensive overview of the greatest improvement methodologies

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Program Overview

The SSMI Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training is the perfect entry-level training for any professional who is looking for a detailed introduction on what Lean and Six Sigma are and how to apply them.

As founders of Six Sigma, we have trained thousands of individuals and coached hundreds of companies by helping them reach breakthrough performance wether by reducing costs, improving cycle times, eliminating defects, variation or by increasing customer satisfaction.

This program Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is the culmination of more than 30 years of successful application of one the most successful improvement methodologies and there is no better assurance to learn it and get certified by the Institute that created it.

40 hours

Fully online

1,200

Start your training with the founders of Six Sigma

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Target Audience

lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. This program of study has been designed for individual contributors and managers seeking vertical mobility or pursuing horizontal opportunities within their respective fields of practice. The successful candidate enjoys working with data and solving problems, as well as working in a project-based, team-oriented environment. Basic arithmetic and computer skills are essential. In this context, a rudimentary understanding of Excel is highly recommended, but not essential. Furthermore, a most rudimentary understanding of algebra is a plus, but not required. Generally speaking, the successful completion of any undergraduate degree program will likely support the academic demands of this program.

Program Goals

Familiarize with the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology and the related set of analytical tools

Apply the Lean Six Sigma knowledge and skills in support of work-team goals, objectives and tasks

Implement the DMAIC methodology and tools to facilitate the execution of improvement projects.

Utilize the principles and practices of Lean Six Sigma to better frame and solve daily problems.

Certification Path

Step 1
Online Training

Step 2
Online Exam

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Program Modules

Breakthrough Vision provides the participant a general overview of the essential concepts that underpin the practice of Six Sigma. Through dynamic lectures, the participant will better understand the nature, purpose, and drivers of Six Sigma, as well as the core beliefs that form its foundation. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Content Overview
  • Driving Need
  • Customer Focus
  • Core Beliefs
  • Deterministic Reasoning
  • Leverage Principle
  • Tool Selection
  • Performance Breakthrough

Business Principles provides the participant with a clear understanding of the term quality and how this idea interacts with the concept of value entitlement. Through dynamic lectures, the participant will gain a deep appreciation for the global use of performance metrics and how such measures of success can be effectively cascaded throughout an organization. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Quality Definition
  • Value Proposition
  • Underpinning Economics

Process Management provides the participant with a clear understanding of what it takes to create and sustain world-class processes. Through dynamic lectures, the participant will learn how to effectively assess the performance of any type of process, the vital role of measurement, how to create a performance baseline and how to use such benchmarks to assess business performance. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Performance Yield
  • Hidden Processes
  • Measurement Power
  • Establishing Baselines
  • Performance Benchmarks
  • Defect Opportunity
  • Process Models
  • Process Capability
  • Design Complexity

The Installation Guidelines topic will provide the participant with the experience-based knowledge that is needed to better understand the nature and aims of each vital operational role that underpins a successful Six Sigma deployment. Of interest, the primary requirements and performance expectations of each key role are thoroughly discussed and illustrated. In addition, the participant will come to understand the crucial planning elements of a Six Sigma deployment and the prime milestones that must be met to ensure a successful roll-out. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Champion Role
  • Black Belt Role
  • Green Belt Role
  • White Belt Role
  • Application Projects

The Application Projects topic will provide the participant with the experience-based knowledge and leadership insights necessary to reap the many benefits associated with a Six Sigma application project. Specifically, the participant will learn how to select, scope, define, plan, initiate, execute, validate, report, and close a results-oriented project that is designed to produce tangible financial benefits. Of interest, this topic will focus on the driving and restraining forces that govern the speed of execution and the resultant quality of a Black Belt, Green Belt, Yellow Belt, or White Belt application project. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Project Description
  • Project Leadership
  • Project Payback

The Value Focus topic will provide each participant with the application-based knowledge and experience-driven principles that are required to develop a meaningful understanding of the systematic way in which value is created, for any type or size of the enterprise. This powerful knowledge platform is framed by the time-tested Six Sigma DMAIC problem-solving strategy but focuses its energy on how to identify, extend and exploit opportunities to create value, to the benefit of the customer and provider concurrently. Furthermore, the participant will gain vital insights into how a value creation opportunity can be optimized and subsequently leveraged to produce quantum change in everything a business does or seeks to do, at any level of the enterprise. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Recognize Needs
  • Define Opportunities
  • Measure Conditions
  • Analyze Forces
  • Improve Settings
  • Control Variations
  • Standardize Factors
  • Integrate Lessons
  • Application Example

Lean Practices provides the participant with the time-proven knowledge, methods and tools associated with the best-practices of a modern lean enterprise. Specifically, the participant will learn how to solve on-going operational problems and discover how to enhance or otherwise streamline daily operations. Of course, this goal is accomplished by the application of lean manufacturing principles such as mistake-proofing, pull systems and basic shop-floor improvement practices, just to mention a few. Of interest, the participant will learn how to apply such tools to a wide range of commercial as well as industrial applications. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Lean Thinking
  • Visual Factory
  • Kanban System
  • 6S System
  • 7W Approach
  • Kaizen
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 6M Approach
  • A3
  • Overview of Flow
  • Hiejunka
  • TPM
  • Jidoka
  • Lean Wrap – Up

The Quality Tools topic will provide the participant with an array of classical quality improvement methods and diagnostic tools commonly associated with such initiatives as Six Sigma, Lean Sigma, TQM, 8D, and other fine process improvement programs. Specifically, the participant will learn how to establish basic cause-and-effect relationships, solve ongoing operational problems and discover how to enhance or otherwise improve daily operations. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Variable Classifications
  • Measurement Scales
  • Problem Definition
  • Focused Brainstorming
  • Process Mapping
  • SIPOC Diagram
  • Force – Field Analysis
  • C&E Analysis
  • Failure Mode Analysis
  • Performance Sampling
  • Check Sheets
  • Analytical Charts
  • Pareto Charts
  • Run Charts
  • Multi – Vari Charts
  • Correlation Charts
  • Frequency Tables
  • Performance Histograms
  • Basic Probability
  • Pre – Control Charts
  • Control Charts
  • Concept Integration

The Basic Statistics topic will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to statistically characterize virtually any set or array of data. This topic represents the first step into the world of applied statistics, and therefore the underpinning principles and practices contained within are vital to realizing a higher level of analytical power. Students will organize a set of data for subsequent statistical analysis using descriptive statistics and match that data to a common distribution such as the normal curve. In addition, candidates will learn how to define the central value of that data distribution, characterize the inherent variability associated with that distribution and estimate the probability of any given value or point of interest. Participants will then be taught how to report the related statistics and descriptive findings in a simple and comprehensible manner. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Performance Variables
  • Statistical Notation
  • Performance Variation
  • Normal Distribution
  • Location Indices
  • Dispersion Indices

The Continuous Capability topic will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills related to a wide array of continuous process capability metrics. Specifically, the participant will learn how to compute, interpret, interrelate and report the primary indices of capability that rely on continuous data, such as Cp, Cpk, Z.st, Z.lt, just to mention a few. Of interest, the participant will also learn how to create rational subgroups so as to constrain, or otherwise limit, the influence of nonrandom events during the course of sampling. This is an important element since such events might bias the short-term estimate of process capability, thereby providing a misleading indicator of capability. The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Performance Specifications
  • Cp Index
  • Cpk Index

Discrete Capability will provide the participant with the knowledge and skills associated with a broad array of process capability metrics for discrete data. Specifically, the participant will learn how to compute, interpret, interrelate and report the primary indices of capability that rely on discrete data, such as Rolled Throughput Yield (Y.rt), Defects-Per-Million-Opportunities (DPMO), and Defects-Per-Unit (DPU). The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Defect Metrics
  • Defect Opportunities

This topic provides the participant with the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively deploy and benefit from the use of statistical process control charts, or SPC charts as they are commonly referred to. Specifically, the participant will learn how to identify, plan, construct, implement and interpret SPC charts for continuous and discrete performance characteristics. Naturally, such charts are related to industrial and commercial products, services, and transactions. The participant will learn the statistical logic that underpins SPC in terms of how a control chart works and how it can be employed to better center a process and limit the overall bandwidth of its operation (reduce spread). The topics that constitute this module are:

  • Statistical Control
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