Design for Six Sigma

Course Outline

On this five-day Lean Sigma course participants will learn about Six Sigma, Lean principles and the practical application of these tools and techniques, as well as how they can actively direct, manage and participate in these programs.

This course is suitable for anyone who wish to develop their skills in the areas of process improvement, including senior managers, department managers, line managers, internal consultants, change agents, project managers and team leaders.

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Learning Objectives

Participants will develop

  • An overall understanding to the concepts, tools and principles of Lean.
  • An overall understanding to the Six Sigma philosophy, the DMAIC methodology and the tools and techniques used in Six Sigma.
  • An understanding of the similarities, differences and practical applications of both Six Sigma and Lean approaches.
  • An understanding of how Lean Six Sigma can be integrated into the company’s management systems.
  • Some initial criteria and guidelines for selecting, reviewing and evaluating Lean Six Sigma projects.
  • An overall understanding to the concepts, tools and principles of Lean.
  • An overall understanding to the Six Sigma philosophy, the DMAIC methodology and the tools and techniques used in Six Sigma.
  • An understanding of the similarities, differences and practical applications of both Six Sigma and Lean approaches.
  • An understanding of how Lean Six Sigma can be integrated into the company’s management systems.
  • Some initial criteria and guidelines for selecting, reviewing and evaluating Lean Six Sigma projects.

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  • The elements of Business Success
  • Customer Service
  • Business Models

Lean Thinking

  • The concept of Value & Value Adding
  • Lean Principles
  • Lean Waste

Process Mapping & Value Stream Mapping

  • What is a Process?
  • Developing Process Maps – Excel / Visio
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Developing a Value Stream Map
  • Waste identification in a Value Stream
  • Map

Lean Tools

  • Improving layout us 5S
  • Achieving improved handovers/changeovers using SMED
  • Error proofing using Poke Yoke
  • Generating Triggers/Flags and Status Updates using Kanban
  • Level Loading

Six Sigma

  • Overview of Six Six Sigma – Strategy & Measure
  • Define – Defining a Problem / Opportunity
  • Measure – Understanding the current situation
  • Analyse – Determining a Root Cause
  • Improving – Developing a Solution
  • Control – Sustaining the improvements

Project Identification and Implementation

Many organisations want to tie the training into a specific project. We can identify a project and support the implementation following the training.

Training Materials

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training course is supported with a very comprehensive training manual and selected text books to be used as a reference source after the course.

Certification

Lean Sigma certification is provided by LeanSigma.ie. Certification is based on the successful implementation of a simple process improvement in the workplace.

Course Trainer

This course is delivered by Finbarr Sheehy.

Course Cost

Contact us today to determine the best value for you and your organisation.

 

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Finbarr Sheehy - Lean Sigma Training - Business Excellence - Design for Six SigmaSix Sigma is a quality improvement methodology for business processes. The two common methodologies of Six Sigma are, DMAIC (Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve – Control) and DMADV (Define – Measure – Analyze – Design – Verify). Among these, DMADV is also known as DFSS or “Design for Six Sigma.” Most of the practitioners of Six Sigma commonly follow the first approach, i.e., DMAIC. While DMAIC improves the existing process for eliminating the errors, DFSS deals with the generation of new processes and services. The application of DFSS comes up when it is necessary to design or redesign a product from scratch. Producing such a high quality level with a markedly low defect level for service or product from ground up is not possible unless customer needs and expectations are completely understood prior to designing and implementation. Hence a significant portion of the methodology is taken up with understanding the customer requirements and translating them into functional requirements for each part of the business. In contrast to the DMAIC methodology, the steps in DFSS are not predefined. Each organization or company defines its DFSS uniquely. Customer satisfaction is of utmost priority in DFSS because in order to generate a product or service whose expected Sigma level is at least 4.5 Sigma, the needs of the customers (CTOs) must be completely studied and understood before product design. Phases in DFSS Implementation The five phases of DMADV (or DFSS) are as follows:
  • Define design or project goals that meet the demands of the customer through voice of the customer (VOC), analysis (external requirements) and business needs (internal requirements).
  • Measure and identify factors that are Critical To Quality (CTQs), customer needs, potential competitors and risks.
  • Analyze the design of the process in order to re-design it for meeting the customer needs
  • Design the process in such a way that it meets the customer requirements.
  • Verify the design performance and if the customers’ needs are met through the design.
  In short, DFSS explores the engineering aspects of the process to be designed; hence, the customer finds a significant increase in the product or service efficiency. In order to attain this, DFSS employs specialized tools such as quality function deployment (QFD), design of experiments (DOE), TRIZ, Taguchi methods, and Robustification, unlike those used in DMAIC. Six Sigma is certainly a powerful approach for the improvement of business processes, either in service or manufacturing industries, and the DMAIC methodology is proving so effective that it has become the industry standard for quality improvement. Lean and Six Sigma are integrated, providing tools and techniques to deal with the transactional and efficiency side of manufacturing. TRIZ, the theory of inventive problems solving, is also being integrated within Six Sigma to support the generation of more proactive ideas. Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) is an approach that extends the concept of Six Sigma process improvement to that of the design of new products and services, or the re-design of existing items, together with the meticulous design of the supporting processes that deliver these items to the market. Is it Right for you? Irrespective of your business/industry if you are involved in designing processes which are highly based on customer demand and require high levels of performance there are tools within DFSS which are of benefit. Contact us today and learn how we can help you improve your products / processes.