Lean Six Sigma is a systematic approach to continuous improvement achieved by removing wasteful non-valueadding activities and reducing process variation. The methodology, tools and frameworks can be applied to any industry and to any workplace, delivering improvements in quality, service outcomes, customer satisfaction, revenue and margins, and strengthening organisational culture.
Lean Six Sigma Belts provide recognition for an individual on their awareness and understanding of Lean and Six Sigma concepts. A Belt holder in an organisation can be expected to help achieve higher performance and sustain competitive advantage.
Efficiency Works’ Lean Six Sigma Belts’ program, which is delivered entirely online through our Learning Management System Portal, provides graduated learning of the knowledge components required for Yellow Belts, Green Belts and Black Belts. Belts are a good steppingstone to ‘Competitive Systems and Practices’, the only accredited Lean Six Sigma training recognised in Australia.
The following knowledge components are included and increase in complexity from Yellow up to Black Belts:
Six Sigma principles
Six Sigma history and application
Other process improvement tools
Lean and Six Sigma Concepts
Metrics and measurement systems
DMAIC/DMADV Problem solving
Statistics and hypothesis testing
Statistics in business applications
Analysis of variance
Design of experiments
Lean Six Sigma application in various fields
Yellow Belts: Familiar with the fundamental tenets of Lean Six Sigma concepts, an understanding of the overall methodology, basic data collection, the language of hypothesis testing and measurement systems. Typically, Yellow Belts are not regular members of a process improvement team but need to contribute towards Lean Six Sigma projects.
Green Belts: Work within Lean Six Sigma teams, deliver or lead small projects on their own, help Black Belts apply tools to larger projects, and undertake most of the statistical data collection and Lean tool deployment.
Black Belts: Possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, tools and frameworks. Lead process improvement projects, provide strategic input to business improvement programs and projects, and guide Green Belts in project delivery.
Students will be sent a link to enroll in their chosen Belt course and will be provided personal access to our Learning Management System (LMS) which contains the required training and support materials and a series of sequential quizzes.
The LMS sets out the study agenda and the associated quizzes, each of which requires a minimum 80% pass score before they can progress to the next topic. Students can attempt the quiz as many times as is required however the selected course must be completed within a 12 month timeframe.
Students will need a good internet connection and access to a computer or tablet.