Full program description

Certified Six Sigma Black Belt

What's In It For Me

  • Learn how to work with management to set up process improvement projects
  • Learn how to effectively lead teams to improve processes, and provide coaching to project teams
  • Acquire skills to disseminate and apply Six Sigma principles, methodologies, and tools in the organisation

Course Overview

Six Sigma is a management improvement philosophy that focuses on reducing process variations to deliver consistent, measurable and improved results. It continually strives for perfection through the disciplined use of fact-based, data-driven decision making to deliver world-class levels of qualities and products and services to customers. One of the critical elements for Six Sigma implementation is its rigorous problem-solving methodology and the applications of advanced problem-solving tools as and when necessary. Organisations need to groom experts who have in-depth knowledge of Six Sigma methodologies and tools. This course aims to develop Six Sigma Black Belts who are trained to become the experts in Six Sigma knowledge and skills.

The objective of this course is to impart the participants with advanced level skills in analysing and improving processes using the Six Sigma approach. Upon completion of this training, the participants will be able to:

  • Work with management to set up process improvement projects
  • Effectively lead teams to improve processes.
  • Provide coaching to project teams
  • Disseminate and apply Six Sigma principles, methodologies, and tools in the organisation

Who Should Attend

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

Course 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 and tools in the project reviews that will begin at the second session.

Week 1: Define and Measure

  • Six Sigma Overview
  • The Journey of DMAIC
  • Six Sigma Implementation
  • Define: Project Selection
  • Leading Effective Team
  • Voice of Customer
  • Process Mapping
  • Data Collection Plan
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Graphical Tools
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis
  • Process Capability Study
  • Phase Test

Week 2: Analyse

  • Cause & Effect Analysis
  • Process Re-design
  • Value Assessment
  • Variation Reduction Process
  • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis
  • Probability Distributions
  • Sampling Distributions & Confidence Interval
  • Multi-Vari Study
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Non-Parametric Methods
  • Chi-Square Test of Independence
  • Correlation & Simple Linear Regression
  • Phase Test

Week 3: Improve

  • Advanced Linear Regression
  • Logistic Regression
  • Introduction to DOE
  • DOE Steps: Planning for Effective Experiments
  • DOE Full Factorial
  • DOE Fractional Experiments
  • 3 Levels Design Matrices
  • Optimisation Experiments
  • Solutions Identification, Evaluation and Implementation Planning
  • Phase Test

Week 4: Control

  • Additional DOE Techniques
  • Variable Control Charts
  • Attribute Control Charts
  • Advanced Control Charts
  • Pre-control Technique
  • Process Control & Standardisation
  • Error Proofing
  • DFSS Overview
  • Quality Function Deployment
  • Understanding TRIZ
  • Introduction to Reliability Analysis
  • LEAN Enterprise Overview
  • Phase Test

Mode of Assessment

  • Examination at the end of each phase
  • 2 Project Works to be submitted

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Training (Certificate of Attendance)

Completion of Black Belt Training with minimum 80% attendance

Certification (Certified Black Belt)

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

Pre-requisites

  • 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

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

  • Examination at the end of each phase
  • 2 Project Works to be submitted

Trainer: Trainee Ratio: 1:16

Price

$8,200 (inclusive of GST)

Prices are subject to changes and other LHUB miscellaneous fees

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