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Six Sigma and Lean: Quantitative Tools for Quality and Productivity

Technische Universität München (Technical University of Munich) via edX Professional Certificate

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Overview

Learn how to drive quality and productivity programs by mastering the powerful analytical and management tools of the Six Sigma methodology and the revolutionary concepts of Lean Management.

Six Sigma and Lean enable organisations to measure and analyse production processes, to eliminate waste and to evolve their management structures in order to motivate employees and improve quality and productivity.

The series of courses is provided in collaboration with the TUM School of Management Executive Education Center and the Chair of Production and Supply Chain Management.

In this Professional Certificate program, you will learn the fundamentals of the Six Sigma methodology and Lean Manufacturing. You will learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) process improvement cycle and examine how the principles of Lean production improve quality and productivity and enable organisational transformation.

You will be challenged to learn both the quantitative and qualitative methods associated with Six Sigma and Lean, including:

  • problem definition;
  • baseline performance measurement and process capability;
  • measurement system analysis;
  • root cause analysis;
  • regression and correlation;
  • design of experiments;
  • control charts implementation.

Both descriptive and inferential statistics will be applied and all concepts are exercised using online problems and interactive exercises and case studies.

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will earn the TUM Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification, confirming mastery of Lean Six Sigma fundamentals to a Yellow Belt level. The material is based on the American Society of Quality (www.asq.org) Body of Knowledge up to a Green Belt Level. The Professional Certificate is designed as preparation for a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt exam.

A TUM Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification will help you advance your career, increase your salary earnings and improve your organisation through your mastery of quality skills.

NOTE: In order to achieve the TUM Six Sigma and Lean Yellow Belt Certification it is MANDATORY to complete all 3 courses mentioned below, pursuing all 3 Verified Certificates. Then, automatically, you will earn the Professional Certificate. Courses can be taken in any order, but since Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control builds on the material learned in Six Sigma: Define and Measure, we recommend you to take this course before Six Sigma: Analyse, Improve, Control.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Six Sigma: Define and Measure
An introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the Define and Measure phases, including basic statistics for understanding sampling plans and calculating process capability.

Course 2: Six Sigma: Analyze, Improve, Control
Learn how to statistically analyse process data to determine the root cause for process problems, to propose solutions, and to implement quality management tools, such as 8D and the 5 Whys, as well as the concept of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS).

Course 3: Lean Production
Learn how to apply key elements of Lean Production, from minimizing inventory and reducing setup times, to using 5S and Kaizen, in order to improve quality and productivity in your workplace.

Taught by

Martin Grunow and Holly Ott

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