Course Code: GES287
I. Six sigma and organizational goals
A. Value of six sigma
B. Organizational goals and six sigma projects
C. Organizational drivers and metrics
II. Lean principles in the organization
A. Lean concepts
B. Value-streaming mapping
III. Design for six sigma (DFSS) methodologies
A. Road maps for DFSS
B. Basic failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA)
C. Design FMEA and process FMEA
IV. Voice of the customer (VOC), Project identification, Project management basics
A. Customer identification
B. Customer data
C. Customer requirements
D. Project selection
E. Process elements
G. Process inputs and outputs
H. Owners and stakeholders
I. Project charter
K. Project scope
L. Project metrics
M. Project planning tools
N. Project documentation
O. Project risk analysis
P. Project closure
V. Management and planning tools, Business results for projects
A. Process performance
VI. Team dynamics and performance
A. Team stages and dynamics
B. Team roles and responsibilities
C. Team tools
D. Team Communication
VII. Process analysis and documentation, Probability and statistics
A. Basic probability concepts
B. Central limit theorem
C. Statistical distributions
VIII. Collecting and summarizing data
A. Types of data and measurement scales
B. Sampling and data collection methods
C. Descriptive statistics
D. Graphical methods
IX. Measurement system analysis (MSA)
X. Process and performance capability
A. Process performance vs. process specifications
B. Process capability studies
C. Process capability (Cp, Cpk) and process performance (Pp, Ppk) indices
D. Short-term vs. long-term capability and sigma shift
XI. Exploratory data analysis
A. Multi-vari studies
B. Correlation and linear regression
XII. Hypothesis testing
B. Tests for means, variances, and proportions
XIII. Design of experiments (DOE)
A. Basic terms
B. DOE graphs and plots
XIV. Root cause analysis, Lean Tools
A. Waste elimination
B. Cycle-time reduction
C. Kaizen and kaizen blitz
XV. Statistical process control (SPC)
A. SPC Basics
B. Rational subgrouping
C. Control charts
XVI. Control plan, Lean tools for process control
A. Total productive maintenance (TPM)
B. Visual factory
Tony Swaim is an experienced course developer, online instructor, university professor, and business owner/consultant. He has held many globally focused industry supply chain management positions. Tony earned a Doctorate of Business Administration from Kennesaw State University, is a Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) (ASQ), Project Management Professional (PMP), and Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM). He has published research papers in the Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Management Education, Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Industrial Management and Data Systems.
Qualifications and Requirements for CSSGB Certification
In order to sit for the CSSGB Certifcation Exam through ASQ, canditates must meet the minimum requirements listed below:
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Six Sigma Green Belt Learning Resources and Cert Preparation Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Preparation Training (Onsite and Online Learning) The Certified Six Sigma Green Belt Handbook Second Edition ASQ Six Sigma Forum - ASQ Professional Network with 10,000+ members Students should have basic skills in algebra and Excel. **For additional information regarding the CSSGB Certification please refer to the ASQ website.
Upon completion, you will have access to the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Question Bank, where you can access hundreds of practice questions developed and based on the CSSGB Body of Knowledge. You can study by topic or simulate the exam experience. You’ll have access to the ASQ Certified Six Sigma Associate Membership, which provides digital access to networking opportunities, professional development, and knowledge exchange. You’ll also get member pricing on other ASQ products and services and an online subscription to Quality Progress magazine.
During Lean Six Sigma training, you'll learn how to effectively apply the concepts and methods of Six Sigma. You'll discover how the vast number of topics—value-stream mapping, failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA), process capability, control charts, statistical process control (SPC), design of experiments (DOE), and many more—can increase your overall quality IQ. After completing this course, you'll be well-prepared to sit for the Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam offered by the American Society for Quality (ASQ).
Areas of concentration include determining the relationship of basic statistics to Six Sigma, examining the Six Sigma business case, listening to the voice of the customer, seeing how quality function deployment can improve new product development, and discovering the value of benchmarking. As a Six Sigma Green Belt, you'll be right in the middle of many process improvement projects as you apply brainstorming, cause and effect diagrams, check sheets, and Pareto charts to help define problems and opportunities.
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Six Sigma Green Belt certification indicates that a professional is familiar with the core tenets of Lean Six Sigma Methodology and understands how to implement them for appropriate projects. Green Belts may work as a member of a team led by a Six Sigma Black Belt.