SCHOOL OF SIX SIGMA
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In this section we're introduced to both lean and six sigma while also learning how they can be used together in harmony.

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Collapse Practical Problem Solving
This course, normally included in the School of Lean, covers the core concepts of Practical Problem Solving using the PDCA methodology. The ability to identify and counter root causes is an extremely important skill set for any Lean or Six Sigma practitioner which is why this course must be viewed as we begin this journey.
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Original Seminar Date: September 22, 2016

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  • ABWA: 1 credit School of Lean - Professional Development Credit

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    Collapse The 7 Deadly Wastes (2016 refresh)
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    Original Seminar Date: September 26, 2016

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    Collapse The Kaizen Way
    Translated the word kaizen means to "change for the better". In The Kaizen Way you’ll learn exactly what kaizen is and how it's helping organizations in industries such as manufacturing, office environments, and healthcare reduce costs and increase profits without resorting to massive layoffs. In fact, during The Kaizen Way you’ll hear how one company managed to increase net profits by close to 25% even though their sales were down by 25% the same year!
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    Original Seminar Date: October 02, 2016

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  • ABWA: 1 credit School of Lean - Professional Development Credit

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    Collapse Project Selection

    Now that we've covered some important foundational work it's time to learn how to identify a good project. This step is extremely important since a poorly scoped project has little hope of success. So, grab your favorite beverage and let's get started!

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  • ABWA: 1 credit School of Six Sigma - Professional Development Credit

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    Collapse Process Mapping & Selected Tools

    The ability to understand how material and processes flow, while also identifying the "inputs" or "Xs" to a process, is at the heart of the DMAIC methodology. So, in this section we'll learn about different types of process maps while also learning how to take the information learned from process mapping into additional tools like the C&E Matrix and FMEA in order to narrow the lists of inputs down to the "critical few." To be sure, many problems can solved during this phase of a project so it's really time to dig in!

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    Collapse Transforming Your Value Streams

    In this course you and your entire organization will learn how to transform your value streams using lean tools and principles such as value stream mapping, takt time, kanban, error proofing, and heijunka/production leveling. During this course you will follow a fictitious bird house manufacturing company as they journey through the process of creating both current and future state value stream maps along with an action plan.

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    Original Seminar Date: September 25, 2016
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    Collapse Introduction to Statistics

    OK, now that we have a better understanding of our processes... it's time to learn how to truly understand the data we're presented with. So, in the next 5 videos we're going to introduce you to Minitab as well as introduce you to what this thing called "Statistics" is all about.

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    Collapse Descriptive Statistics

    Have you ever wondered why realtors rarely ever speak about the "average" home price... instead they typically refer to the median home price? If so, you're in luck since we're about to explain the different types of descriptive statistics.

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    Collapse Graphs

    The ability to graph data is supremely important... but with so many graphs to choose from how do we choose the correct one? This series of videos answers that question for you!

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  • ABWA: 1 credit School of Six Sigma - Professional Development Credit

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    Collapse Inferential Statistics

    Having a solid understanding of the scientific method and how to study a small sample of data in order to make decisions about an entire population is what usually separates excellent Continuous Improvement Practitioners from average ones. In the next series of videos we really dig into topics such as hypothesis testing and normality. Finally, you will never need to use ALL of these tools in a single project... but it's still important you understand the tool allowing you to use it when the time is right.

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  • ABWA: 1 credit School of Six Sigma - Professional Development Credit

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    Collapse Statistical Process Control

    SPC, or Statistical Process Control, is another foundational tool for all Continuous Improvement Practitioners. In this series of videos we'll learn all about SPC as well as the many different types of Control Charts at our disposal.

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    Collapse Process Capability

    Have you ever wondered what "Six Sigma" really means from a statistical perspective? If so, you're about to learn. Additionally, you're also going to learn the key relationship between the Voice of the Customer and the Voice of Process as well as how to measure this relationship with Process Capability Analysis.

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    Collapse ANOVA

    ANOVA, which stands for Analysis of Variance, is a fundamental statistical concept that is used in things such as Measurement Systems Analysis, Regression, and DOE. In this section we'll learn what ANOVA is as well as how we can leverage it in order to run experiments.

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    Collapse Regression

    When applicable, being able to determine how "correlated" variables are can be extremely enlightening as it can allow us to build predictive models. But, as you will learn, there is a key difference between correlation and causation so settle in and prepare to have some fun with regression!

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    Collapse Measurement System Analysis

    Can you trust the data you're analyzing? If you're not sure... you definitely need to perform a measurement system analysis. Now, to be sure, we'll typically perform a MSA early in our project but since there are so many advanced statistical concepts, like ANOVA, used in a MSA we had to make you wait a bit before sharing it with you. The good news is the wait is over!

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    Collapse Design of Experiments

    Design of Experiments, or DOE, is one of the most powerful tools available to Lean & Six Sigma practitioners. Sadly, many people simply don't understand what an authentic DOE is or, in some cases, some practitioners mistakenly believe their one factor at a time experiment is in fact a DOE when, really, it isn't.

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    Collapse Continous Improvement and Control Plans

    Once processes are improved it's critical we keep them from backsliding. As such, the ability to leverage tools like Control Plans, Poka Yoke, and SPC are must use tools.

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    Collapse Minitab Quick Hits

    In this section we offer some Minitab "Quick Hits" that will enable you to use Minitab more effectively. This section is not required content for our Black Belt Certification candidates but we'd still highly recommend you check these videos out as they will will help you use Minitab in a more efficient manner. 

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