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The business world is highly focused on process improvement through reducing costs, increasing speed, and improving quality or customer satisfaction. This is true for virtually all business practices, including contract negotiation, purchasing, selling, marketing, and production. Launch yourself into this corporate world with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth.
Your Lean Six Sigma skill set will include root cause analysis, process mapping, statistical process control, design of experiments, and a variety of other useful process calculations, allowing you to bring expertise to any field or discipline. The PhD professors offer practical experience in guiding students through this workshop, assisting with the attendee case-study assignment.
Training accredited by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth:
Professional certification is a process in which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, as a basis, for performing a specific job. The proof comes in the form of a certification earned by passing quizzes, an exam, case studies, actual case or some combination of these items that are provided by an accredited organization. Accreditation is recognition that an educational institution has a certain standard of quality that other reputable organizations will honor. Without accreditation the certification provider may not provide the participant lasting value. Therefore, it is imperative that you receive your certification from a trusted, accredited institution. Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation is a non-governmental, non-profit, self-regulatory, peer review process based on rigorous standards.
*10 – (4-hour sessions); (2 sessions per week for 5 weeks), sessions run 10:00 am to 2:00 PM Eastern Time (approximately 40 hours of training) plus you must do one LSS case study, (approximately 40 hours homework). Please review the PDF for the Schedule options: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Schedule
Those individuals who can use basic statistics to assist a project team. This hands-on workshop is designed for Lean Six Sigma project team members.
Participants are expected to have basic algebra capability. Yellow belt certification is not a requirement.
Students will be provided with a PDF of the class materials.
All sessions are recorded, placed in a dropbox, and provided to participants for download to a computer in the event of a missed class or for review in the future.
Students must choose one case study (from manufacturing, financial, or healthcare) and complete it within 10 days of the last class (approx. 40 hours of homework). You will receive all case studies before the workshop begins, and will work on it over the duration of the training.
Minitab is used in this workshop. Minitab is available for free 30-day trial and must be run on a Windows PC.
A headset with microphone is required, as using built-in speakers/microphone causes echo issues. Headsets give participants complete interaction with the instructor and other students.
Exam Information: This take home exam is required. You must show your own original work on the exam and must work independently. Contact the instructor for help and guidance; do not contact other participants. You must complete the exam and email it to the instructor within 5 business days of the last session on day 10. Those who do not return the exam within 5 business days will not be eligible for the LSS Green Belt Certificate (NO EXCEPTIONS).
This is an open notes exam so you can use all of the material that the instructors have provided to you. The exam will be primarily question and answer format with some of the math that you have learned during the course. The exam should be completed in 8 to 12 hours. It is a pass/fail exam.
Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, will issue a certificate of completion, in PDF format, to participants who successfully complete the case study and pass the take home quiz.
Processes: Management, Core, Support
Lessons and Laws of Lean
6 Causes of Variation in Six Sigma
ISO 9001 relationship to LSS
Types of improvement teams
Team Development Stages and how to navigate through them
Effective team meetings
Consensus and the power of synergy
Differences between a group and a team
Process of Consensus Decision-Making
Insight into the Power of Synergy
Understand the Five Dysfunctions of a Team
Various techniques to Build a High Performing Team
Additional Team Tools
Definitions & Simulations
Batch or Batch Processing
Considering Set-up & Machine Downtime
What is it?
How might you achieve level loading?
Push Definition and Example
Pull Definition and Example
Establishing Lead Times and setting Goals
DMAIC detail through case study
Use of common LSS Tools
Dedicated Work Cells
Visual Management – Gemba
Types of Maps
Implementation and methods of VSM
Statistics notation (symbols)
Normal (bell-shaped) curve
Measures of central tendency
Understanding of variation
Dispersion and standard deviation
Purpose of using statistics
Variation and the Normal Curve
Data and Variation
Measures of Central Tendency
Confidence interval of the mean
What it is and why we use it
Types of Data (attribute, variable)
Six Sigma (+/-6 standard deviations)
Why is standard deviation important (Cp & Cpk)?
What is DOE and why use it?
Steps to Conducting a DOE
DOE Example(s) and Exercises using Minitab