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.
Unlike many certification courses that only prepare you to take an exam, our interactive classroom experience emphasizes strategic thinking, flexibility, teamwork and communication skills. Students work in teams to create specific plans for an organization using these Lean Six Sigma concepts. Students should expect to spend between 4-5 hours per week on coursework outside of the classroom.
About Lean Six Sigma
Lean 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. It is a method of integrated management used by organizations to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers and other interested parties.
As of Summer 2023, this course will be exclusively available as a contracted training. Visit our contracted trainings page or contact us for more information.
Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Management: Green Belt is also available through UW Professional and Continuing Education.