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Certified Lean Sigma Black Belt

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Certified Lean Sigma Black Belt

What's In It For Me

  • Learn the tools and methods to successfully drive quality, speed and cost simultaneously for manufacturing and service organisations
  • Learn how to successfully apply DMAIC strategy and Lean principles while addressing change management issues
  • Learn how to work with and advise management on the identification and subsequent implementation of the process improvement plan

Course Overview

Both Lean and Six Sigma are proven management philosophy that aims to dramatically improve profitability and customer satisfaction by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation. This programme provides participants with a thorough exposure to the tools and methods to successfully drive quality, speed and cost simultaneously for manufacturing and service organisations. The objective of the Lean Sigma Black Belt training programme is to develop effective practitioners of the Lean and Six Sigma methods and tools to drive improvement within the organisation. Upon completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Successfully apply DMAIC strategy and Lean principles

  • Address change management issues

  • Work with and advise management on the identification and subsequent implementation of process improvement plan.

  • Apply and disseminate the Lean Sigma methods and tools

  • Identify and develop methods to support on-going improvement initiatives.

This training requires the use of Laptop/computer with Minitab installed

Who Should Attend

This training is designed for organisational leaders that are assigned to carry out Lean Sigma projects, such as managers, section managers, principal/senior engineers and senior officers.

Course Duration

Duration: 20 Days

Course Outline

Black Belt training follows an Explain-Practice-Apply-Review learning cycle consisting of four five-day training sessions over a four-month period including one application project for each trainee. With the project, the trainee can apply, practice and review the methods and tools learned in the instructional sessions. Each trainee is required to demonstrate the use of these methods that will begin at the second session.

Week 1: Define and Measure

  • Lean Sigma Overview

  • The DMAIC Improvement Process

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • Define: Setting Up Projects

  • Team Formation

  • Data Collection Plan

  • Introduction to Minitab

  • Understanding & Describing Variation

  • Graphical Tools

  • Measurement System Analysis

  • Probability & Distribution

  • Process Capability Study

  • Phase Test

Week 2: Analyse 

  • Process Variation Reduction

  • FMEA 

  • Cause & Effect Analysis 

  • Multi-vari Study 

  • Confidence Level & Confidence Interval 

  • Hypothesis Testing 

  • Analysis of Variance 

  • Chi-square Test of Independence 

  • Simple Linear Regression 

  • 5S Workplace Organisation 

  • Standard Work Mini DMAIC Project 

  • Phase Test

Week 3: Improve

  • Set-up Reduction

  • Constraint Management

  • Flow Base Manufacturing & Cell Design

  • Pull System with Kanban

  • Smoothed Production with Takt Time

  • Lean Event

  • Multiple Regression 

  • Solutions Identification, Evaluation & Implementation Planning 

  • Introduction to DOE

  •  Procedure for Conducting DOE 

  • 2 Level Design Matrices Kaizen Blitz 

  • Phase Test

Week 4: Control

  • Screening Experiments 

  • Modelling Experiments 

  • Optimisation Experiments 

  • Process Control 

  • Mistake Proofing (Poka Yoke) 

  • Variable Control Charts 

  • Attribute Control Charts 

  • Total Productive Maintenance 

  • Extended Value Stream 

  • Phase Test

Mode of Assessment

Examination at the end of each phase 
2 Project Works to be submitted 6 months after completion of training

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Completion of Black Belt Training with an attendance of 80% 
Passing the examination at the end of each phase 
Completion of 2 projects – a guided project and an independent project 
Completion of final report on projects 
Demonstration of sustained gains


  • At least 5 years of working experience in the current organisation
  • Able to comprehend statistics
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Minimum Diploma level

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Teacher: Student ratio is 1:16


$8,200 (inclusive of GST)

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