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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training

- Only 5 Days

Need Green Belt certification too? Sit the combined Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt course in just ten days.

Lean Six Sigma Process

Six Sigma is a business management strategy originally developed by Motorola, USA in 1986. Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes.

It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization (e.g. "Black Belts" and "Green Belts") who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organisation follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction or profit increase).

Lean was originally used to describe the Toyota Production System, and is an approach used to maximise customer value whilst minimising waste. In simple terms this is creating more value for customers with fewer resources.

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The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is suitable for anyone looking to generate business improvements in areas such as: customer satisfaction, service delivery, cost control, process performance, & new product introduction. Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology. Project and change management are ineffective without process management.

The course is designed for all business professionals from a wide variety of manufacturing or service / transactional environments. You will be involved in the deployment of Business Improvement or Green Belt projects as part of your job role / function.

The course covers both Lean and Six Sigma methodology, meaning that activities focused around the speed and quality of business processes are addressed.

Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 20 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to four months to complete. This is compared to ten days (Green + Black Belt) at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand Six Sigma and Lean and have hands-on application of the Green Belt tool-kit applied to real-life problems.
  • Establish meaningful business metrics that align process performance with financial performance.
  • Have a detailed view of Cycle Time Reduction, Process Variation and Risk Management.
  • Prepare an actionable plan for identifying, scoping and chartering process improvement projects and selecting the right people to execute those projects.
  • Lead teams in managing and preventing defects in products, processes or services.
  • Redesigning exisiting products, processes or services to achieve Six Sigma levels og performance over the life cycle.
  • Understand how an enhanced value stream can illuminate areas of opportunity through the application of Lean principles to reduce cycle time.
  • Apply a practical understanding of how to lead strategic change, manage a team and transfer Lean Six Sigma knowledge to develop robust breakthrough products, services and processes that perform flawlessly on launch.
  • Prepare an actionable plan for supporting your organisation, and tools to build continuous improvement capability that deliver substantial and meaningful business results.

A Six Sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of the products being manufactured are expected to be free of defects (3.4 defects per million).

Estimates place the quality levels of key processes in successful businesses today within the three - four sigma range. But an entire world operating at a four sigma level would incur:

  • At least 20,000 wrong drug prescriptions dispensed per year
  • Ninety-six crashes per 100,000 airline flights
  • Unsafe drinking water for almost one hour each month
  • No telephone service or television transmission for nearly ten minutes each week

A world operating at a six-sigma level would be much safer, with far fewer errors and far more happy customers.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 5 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75363 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

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You will gain your Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification in only five days. You'll also get:

  • Readiness to lead teams in managing and preventing defects in products, processes or services
  • Tools for redesigning existing products, processes and services to achieve Six Sigma levels of performance over the life cycle
  • A detailed view of how an enhanced value stream can illuminate areas of opportunity through the application of Lean principles to reduce cycle time
  • A practical understanding of how to lead strategic change, manage a team and transfer Lean Six Sigma knowledge to develop robust breakthrough products, services, and processes that perform flawlessly on launch
  • An actionable plan for supporting your organisation, and tools to build continuous improvement capability that deliver substantial and meaningful business results.

Traditional Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training lasts 20 days. This normally includes a month between each module, meaning that it can take up to four months to complete. This is compared to ten days (Green + Black Belt) at Firebrand. Plus, our course contains case studies and exercises - it is not just theory.

What is a Black Belt?

  • Is responsible for leading, executing, and completing business improvement projects
  • Provides expert knowledge and thought leadership around Six Sigma & LEAN with particular emphasis on turning operational process improvements into tangible customer & financial benefits
  • Teaches team members the Six Sigma & LEAN methodology and tools
  • Assists in identifying project opportunities and refining project details and scope
  • Reports progress to the project champions and the process owners and manages stakeholder expectations and involvement
  • Transfers knowledge and coaches other Green Belts and the organization.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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On the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification course you will learn expert level Lean Six Sigma skills, to enable you to identify, lead and deliver business process improvement projects.

You'll gain Black Belt level skills in these essential areas:

  • Lean Principles
  • Data Collection and Root Cause Analysis including Y=f(x)
  • Six Sigma Principles including the Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) Cycle
  • Lean and Cycle Time Reduction
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Mapping and Managing by Metrics
  • Seven Basic Quality Tools (Ishikawa diagram, Pareto chart, Check sheet, Control chart, Flowchart, Histogram, Scatter diagram)
  • Project / Problem Definition
  • Critical to Quality (CTQ)
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Logical (non-statistical) tools
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA)
  • Process Variation and Defect Management
  • Black Belt Tool-kit application
  • Change Management
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
  • Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Black Belt Tool-kit
  • Project Management
  • Solution Thinking
  • Effective Team working and Facilitation skills

You'll also develop expert level skills in the following Lean Six Sigma Black Belt capability areas:

  • Minitab and advanced statistics including data manipulation
  • Distributions
  • Central Limit Theorem
  • Sampling
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)
  • Hypothesis Testing I
  • Coaching practice
  • Analysis Of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Hypothesis Testing II
  • Surveys
  • Multiple Linear Regression
  • Advanced Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Change Adoption
  • Logistic Regression

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As part of the course, you will sit the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt exam.

This is a multiple choice exam, which requires a 70% pass mark. You'll walk away with proof that you are competent in process management and improvement.

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Included:

  • Official Firebrand Black Belt courseware
  • The Six SIGMA Memory Jogger II: A Pocketguide of Tools for Six SIGMA Improvement Teams
    ISBN: 9781576810446

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt students are not fully certified until they have completed a project. Firebrand students complete the project as part of the course

Other training providers often require you to complete additional projects after the course, before you can gain your certification.

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation*
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee*
  • On-site exams**
  • Exam vouchers**
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware**
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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You'll have at least one and a half years of project management experience, either directly as a Project Manager or as part of a team.

You'll also have a basic understanding of Microsoft Office; such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Previous exposure to process improvement or Lean Six Sigma philosophies is helpful, but not essential.

You must have attended and passed a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course previously, or are attending it as part of this course.

Need Green Belt certification too? Sit this and the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification course together in just ten days.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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