Lean Six Sigma

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Lean Six Sigma Gallery Walk PresentationLean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services).  Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. 

“As a Boeing program manager I utilize tools from the LSS program frequently when interfacing with hourly employees, salary employees, managers, mid-level managers and executives. I bring practical experience and interaction to class when teaching. I firmly believe in what I teach and sincerely care about the professional success of my students,” LSS instructor Nathan Navarro said. Read more...  Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt certificates are now APPROVED FOR VA BENEFITS and WORKSOURCE funding. Register or Apply Now!

 

Lean Workshops

Take an in-depth look at Value Stream Mapping or learn to apply Lean in a new way in a NEW Lean Management Systems Workshop designed for supervisors/managers.

Lean Management
Systems Workshop

Prereq: UW LSS Green Belt or WA DES Lean Facilitator and supervisor/manager status. Use the concepts and tools of Lean management beyond process improvement. Topics include strategic deployment; selecting, defining, and monitoring key performance indicators to drive continuous improvement and the design and use of performance dashboards. Project work outside of class required. See website for required books. 1 hour lunch. 15 hours, 1.5 CEUs. Register Now!

 Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a team-based process improvement technique used to evaluate and document current processes and design and generate a plan for a desired future state.  This in-depth course is designed for Lean Six Sigma coaches, managers and leaders seeking a more structured approach to transforming and improving processes in a wide range of businesses and organizations. Register Now!

 White Belt

White Belts learn how the Lean Six Sigma continuous improvement process works in an organization. White Belts are typically supervisors, managers, directors or executive level staff who may be tasked with implementing and managing teams using the Lean Six Sigma process. White Belts provide strategic oversight and direction for projects, review progress, and assist in solution implementation. Fee includes lunch and a free registration for coworker/supervisor. Register Now!

Green Belt

Green Belts learn the comprehensive elements of Lean Six Sigma in order to assist staff in using the process and facilitate team efforts. They collect data, make initial interpretations and begin to formulate recommendations that are fed to Black Belts or the sponsoring managers.  Green Belts typically facilitate 1-2 projects a year while maintaining their regular work duties. This course covers the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma for both manufacturing and service businesses. Students are provided an overview of Lean, Six Sigma and the DMAIC problem solving methodology. Included are both statistical and non-statistical techniques used for continuous process improvement such as process definition, process flow diagrams, data collection techniques, measurement techniques, causes of process variation, pareto diagrams, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, control charts and process capability analysis. Register Now!

Black Belt

Black Belts are experienced and well trained Lean Six Sigma professionals who provide project management, statistical analysis, financial analysis, meeting facilitation and project prioritization for the organization. The typical Black Belt leads several projects, coaches and mentors Green Belts and understands how to define a problem in order to quickly drive towards a solution. Black Belts often manage Lean Six Sigma projects full time and serve as the liaison between the staff and project sponsors and managers.  Register or Apply Now!