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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training
The objective of the Six Sigma improvement approach is to reduce variation in processes, allowing a more predictable output. Industry Forum believes that Six Sigma improvement activities are most effective in environments where a foundation level of stability has already been established through Lean or Total Productive Maintenance programmes. The Six Sigma Yellow belt programme is used to develop that stable platform as the course includes the basics of Lean. The Six Sigma Yellow Belt is designed for those who will participate in improvement projects or make localised improvements to their processes.
The Six Sigma Yellow Belt training programme is designed for companies who wish to develop their capability in this area, aligned to the ISO-13053 international standard. We recognise that wherever possible training should be through a 'learn by doing' approach with coaching and mentoring support in preference to classroom based education. Industry Forum’s Six Sigma Yellow Belt programme introduces the critical programme elements within the classroom and simulation environment whilst maximising the time spent coaching learners during project delivery.
Suitable for team leaders and members of all departments wishing to develop their problem solving skills using the Define - Measure - Analyse - Improve - Control (DMAIC) Process. For some delegates more advanced training could follow with the Six Sigma Green Belt programme.
It is typically anticipated that learners complete the Yellow Belt project over one to two months after the initial training. Industry Forum supports learners during this implementation phase through a combination of group coaching and individual reviews. This ensures that learners can complete each phase of their projects to a strong standard and be confident that the phase outputs will support the next stage of activity. Where learners are based remotely from the main training location, this may include internet based communication such as Skype or 'Go To Meeting' to minimise travel implications.
To make the six sigma approach more accessible the Industry Forum Yellow Belt programme is built around the use of Microsoft Excel software rather than Minitab statistical software. The programme comprises two days training supported by coaching, mentoring and assessment support as shown below. The training phase is phased over a one month period with coaching activities taking place between sessions:
To receive Yellow Belt certification, each learner will need to pass the end of training knowledge examination and to then complete a Yellow Belt standard project. Learners should identify a suitable project with their line manager prior to the first training session. Following the first training phase this can then be developed into the formal project charter.
A good yellow belt project should:
We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.
Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.
An integrated team of consultants and practitioners – all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience – Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.
Spanning automotive, aerospace, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world’s most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.
Our trainers are expert practitioners with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills.
They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.
This course is run as both an open course and in-house. Should you require training for four or more delegates, in-house is usually the most cost-effective option. Please contact us to arrange a confidential discussion around your needs.
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible
No available dates for this course at present. Please fill in the form below to register your interest.
If you are booking an instructor led class and the venue states ‘Virtual’ then please see the technical requirements below. Please note that these technical requirements below do not apply to eLearning courses:
Virtual Class Technical Requirements
To access a virtual class you must have the following:
Our standard platform for training is currently GoTo Training, however in certain circumstances based on region we use Teams or Zoom. If you are unsure if your systems are compatible please contact us before booking.
Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance. Over 250 organisations in 30 countries trust Industry Forum to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement.
SMMT Industry Forum Ltd
2680 Kings Court
Birmingham Business Park
+44 (0)121 717 6600