Lean Six Sigma core concepts - Basics for the new learner

This short course on Lean Six Sigma core concepts, is aimed at new learners, provides an introduction to the fundamental principles and tools of Lean Six Sigma at the beginning phases of Improving. This course aims to provide participants with a foundational understanding of Lean Six Sigma, its core principles, and basic tools. It also inspires them to explore further and consider how Lean Six Sigma can be applied within their respective organizations to drive process improvement and achieve better results.

Riaan Du Plooy | Author Level 5

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What you will learn

  • Lean six sigma core concepts

  • LSS for Beginners

  • What is Six Sigma?

  • A high level introduction to LSS

  • Tools and techniques

  • The Lean philosophy

  • DMAIC framework

This course should take about an hour to complete.
Course Content:
Introduction to Lean Six Sigma:

What is Lean Six Sigma?
Historical background and origin.
Key benefits and objectives.

The DMAIC Framework:
Overview of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control phases.
How DMAIC drives process improvement.

The Lean Philosophy:
Understanding the Lean principles.
Reducing waste in processes.
Lean thinking vs. traditional thinking.

The Six Sigma Philosophy:
Key concepts: defects, variations, and sigma levels.
Achieving high process capability and reducing defects.

Combining Lean and Six Sigma:
Synergies between Lean and Six Sigma.
How they complement each other for comprehensive process improvement.

Key Lean Tools and Techniques:
Value Stream Mapping (VSM).
5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain).
Kaizen (continuous improvement).
Poka-Yoke (error-proofing).

Key Six Sigma Tools and Techniques:
Process mapping and flowcharts.
Fishbone diagrams (Ishikawa).
Statistical tools like histograms and control charts.
Root Cause Analysis (RCA).

Measurement and Data:
The importance of data in Lean Six Sigma.
Collecting and interpreting data for process improvement.

Process Improvement Projects:
Identifying projects suitable for Lean Six Sigma.
Selecting and scoping improvement projects.
Project charters and goal setting.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Introduction to key roles like Green Belts, Black Belts, and Champions.
The role of leadership in supporting Lean Six Sigma initiatives.

Success Stories and Case Studies:
Real-world examples of Lean Six Sigma success stories.
How organizations have achieved significant improvements.

Practical Exercises and Simulation:
Hands-on exercises or simulations to apply Lean Six Sigma concepts.
Problem-solving activities.


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Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.


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