This book has been created to reflect the most current thinking among key Six Sigma leaders regarding what should be contained in the ASQ Master Black Belt Body of Knowledge (BoK). For quick reference and ease of use, chapter and section numbering exactly mirrors that of the BoK. The primary audience for this work is the individual who plans to prepare to sit for the Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification examination. Therefore, this book assumes the individual has the necessary educational background and experience in quality and Lean Six Sigma. Concepts are dealt with briefly, but supplemented with practical examples. Theoretical discussion has been avoided unless such a discussion was necessary to communicate a concept. A secondary audience for the handbook is the quality and Six Sigma professional who would like a relevant Lean Six Sigma reference book. With this audience in mind, some material has been expanded beyond what the Body of Knowledge requires. The CD accompanying the print book and at the end of the e-book versions includes a practice problem set covering each part of the book and a simulated examination that has problems distributed among parts according to the scheme published in the Body of Knowledge.
Lean Six Sigma is used in all successful businesses in order to maximize results, reduce wastes and satisfy customers. This training is focused on Lean Six Sigma Tools usage, DMAIC Cycle and Lean applications.
Lean Six Sigma is used in all successful businesses in order to maximize results, reduce wastes and satisfy customers. This is an introductory course in which the basic concepts of the two methods are shown to the reader. It 's the first step for success.
This book is a resource for professionals attending Lean Coach's Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Course. It includes content from the one-day workshop and should be used for taking notes. A certified Yellow Belt is a professional who is well versed in the foundational principles and tools of the Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Scrum methodologies. They are expected to lead limited improvement projects and serve as a contributing team member for more complex improvement projects led by a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt. This course is a prerequisite for advancing into the Green and Black Belt programs. ABOUT LEAN COACH LLC: Have you ever wanted to take your business to the next level, but bottlenecks and other challenges slow you down? Do you need to learn how to improve your problem-solving capabilities, or perhaps need to retain someone to get over a specific hurdle? That's where Lean Coach comes in. Lean Coach provides direct problem solving, as well as coaching and training in problem-solving methods, leveraging Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, and Scrum methodologies. With Lean Coach, your company will benefit from the subject matter expertise of a founder who has designed and implemented Amazon's first Lean Six Sigma certification program for fulfillment centers, as well as teams of coaches with extensive experience. Whether your company is in the IT development, manufacturing, distribution, retail, or healthcare industry, Lean Coach can help you increase your speed of delivery, improve quality, lower costs, and minimize waste. To learn more, please visit www.LeanCoach.com or email [email protected]
A Complete Training and Reference Guide for White Belts, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, and Black Belts: a Complete Step-By-Step Guide
Author: The Council for Six Sigma Certification
Publisher: Council for Six Sigma Certification
What You Will Learn:Whether you are looking to significantly boost your earnings by becoming Six Sigma Certified or are simply looking learn about the strategies and tools necessary to support quality improvement initiatives, this training manual offers the largest value available.What's Inside:This comprehensive guide was designed with the reader in mind. Other Six Sigma books typically fall into one of two categories. Either the training material is too comprehensive (leaving the reader to feel overwhelmed) or the material is too "watered-down" (leaving the reader without the necessary knowledge to be successful). Our guide strikes the perfect balance by providing as much depth as the reader would like. The material in our training guide is essential broken down into 4 areas. Units 1-2, provide an excellent introduction to Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma as well as a brief overview of the methodology (ideal for White or Yellow Belt Certification). Units 3-5, covers more advanced Six Sigma concepts in addition to beginner statistics and intermediate statistics, along with helpful guides for computing statistics with software like Excel (ideal for Green Belt Certification). Units 6-8 dive further into advanced concepts and processes within the Six Sigma methodology (ideal for Black Belt Certification). The remaining sections cover Six Sigma within specific industries, such as Six Sigma in Healthcare, Finance, Human Resources (HR), Information Technology (IT), Engineering, Marketing & Sales, Customer Service, Warehouse, Distribution, Manufacturing, Military/Defense, Government, and more.No matter your experience or goal, this comprehensive guide has something for everyone.
Six Sigma is a quality improvement initiative that has evolved over 20 years and is utilized in organizations around the world. The initiative is deployed by a variety of personnel, with Six Sigma Black Belts facilitating the individual projects that serve to reduce waste and enhance customer value throughout all departments within organizations. Extensive education and training is required to become a Six Sigma Black Belt; however, this training rarely, if ever, contains leadership training. As leadership is important to the overall success of the Six Sigma projects and thus, the overall initiative, it is important to know if Six Sigma Black Belts have adequate leadership skills to facilitate Six Sigma project teams. This study serves to quantify Six Sigma Black Belts' leadership abilities through Bass and Avolio's Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire.
This reference manual is designed to help those interested in passing the American Society for Qualitys (ASQ) certification exam for Six Sigma Green Belts, those who may need to train future green belts, and others who want a handy reference to the appropriate materials needed to conduct successful green belt projects. This latest entry in ASQ's popular series of handbooks explicitly follows the certification's Body of Knowledge and addresses each topic to exactly the level green belts need. From lean and project management to statistics and data analysis, the DMAIC process is explained in a clear and insightful manner. Figures, tables, references, and useful appendices only add to this book's comprehensiveness. The CD-ROM has more than just sample questions! The authors have included dozens of useful files, such as case studies, articles, and blank forms, as well as a hot link to the Web site listed below. Anything except exam questions can be printed out and used in the ASQ certification exam.
In 1987, Motorola developed Six Sigma out of a need for improvement in their pager manufacturing processes. Since then, Six Sigma has been implemented by a number of manufacturing companies, predominantly in the USA. In the late 1990s, however, Six Sigma gained wider and international popularity due to successful implementation at General Electric. Six Sigma has now become one of the integral aspects of manufacturing, as well as non-manufacturing businesses worldwide. In recent years, many books have been published on Six Sigma, mainly on its application in manufacturing and product development. This book, by contrast, focuses specifically on the application of Six Sigma in service and transactional environments. It has been written for newcomers as well as for experienced practitioners who are interested in improving processes in everyday business operations. The focus is on the implementation of the Six Sigma methodology rather than on the statistical tools and techniques. The aim of this book is to provide the reader with some practical and useful guidelines for Six Sigma deployment and its application to transactional and service processes.
Lean Six Sigma is used in all successful businesses in order to maximize results, reduce wastes and satisfy customers. This is the last level trainig, addressed to the leaders or those who are about to become one.