Certificate in Lean Six Sigma

  • USD 7,819

  • online
  • United States |
  • Sep, 1st 2022 - Oct, 13th 2022
    • Certificate

    Learn to improve processes and enhance results, while gaining valuable skills and credentials that can be applied immediately on the job. Combining the valuable techniques of Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing into one comprehensive non-degree program, the Certificate in Lean Six Sigma can help you produce extraordinary results for your organization. This program also leads to industry-recognized Lean Six Sigma certification from Villanova University.

    Program Benefits

    Imagine an online classroom that takes you inside successful organizations, surrounds you with top Six Sigma experts and puts innovative learning tools at your fingertips. As a recognized leader in Six Sigma education online, Villanova University is dedicated to providing the most dynamic and engaging programs available, as our enhanced online experience demonstrates:

    • Onsite interviews with business leaders provide real-world insight on how to build stronger organizations using Six Sigma
    • Advanced animations allow you to gain a full grasp of course topics
    • Videos of industry experts offer easy-to-understand guidance
    • Lightboards and other interactive learning tools provide compelling and unique presentation formats

    Who Should Attend

    The program is the perfect fit for business professionals who want to reduce waste and save money. Nothing distinguishes you from your peers and impresses your superiors like the ability to strengthen your company’s bottom line.


    Marv Meissner
    Professor of the Practice for Villanova University’s College of Professional Studies

    *Program faculty is subject to change


    An Introduction to Lean Methodologies

    • Lean companies
    • The definition of value-added and contrasting that with the eight forms of waste
    • Introduction to Kaizen, a Japanese term for continual improvement
    • Considerations for choosing first wave projects
    • Historical Lean figures and companies

    Teams and Decision Making with Lean Tools

    • Lean roles and responsibilities
    • Key elements of a project charter
    • Six blocker
    • The phases the team experiences when working on projects
    • Force field analysis (FFA)
    • 7M (management) tools


    • Defining value
    • The eight forms of waste that spell out the acronym DOWNTIME
    • We learn about "going to gemba"
    • Understanding the importance of something known as a "waste walk"

    Mapping the Value Stream

    • Introduction to value stream mapping
    • The 6M’s
    • Flowcharting

    Flow and Pull

    • Spaghetti charts
    • Quick changeover
    • Cellular design
    • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
    • Theory of constraints (TOC)
    • Pull systems and kanban signals
    • Visual workplace design


    • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Mistake proofing
    • Overview of the concept of 5S
    • The importance of a total productive maintenance (TPM) system
    • Standard work

    Kaizen Events

    • The meaning of Kaizen
    • The Kaizen philosophy
    • A five-day Kaizen event implementation effort

    The Lean Approach

    • Individual, point and process Kaizen
    • Kaizen applications
    • Agile methodology
    • Lean assessments
    • Hoshin planning
    • Planning for Lean deployment

    Introduction to the DMAIC Process

    • Identify and define key terminology
    • Describe the DMAIC process
    • List and explain the 15 tollgates
    • Identify and explain key roles and responsibilities
    • Explain the history of Six Sigma

    Teams and Facilitation

    • Managing teams
    • Decision making
    • Key team tools

    The Define Phase

    • The project charter
    • Critical to quality
    • The voice of the customer
    • Tollgate review meetings
    • Mapping the process

    The Measure Phase, Part 1

    • Standard deviation
    • Variation
    • Populations and samples
    • Measures of central tendency and dispersion
    • Graphical data representation

    The Measure Phase, Part II

    • The concept of correlation
    • Process measurements
    • Measurement scales
    • Measurement system variation
    • Baseline performance

    The Analyze Phase

    • Narrowing the critical root causes
    • Selecting the right tool for the job
    • Multi-vari and control charts
    • Calculating Z-scores
    • Identifying Type I and II errors

    The Improve Phase

    • Conducting a FMEA
    • Applying poka-yoke techniques
    • Conducting F-tests
    • Constructing ANOVA (analysis of variance) tables
    • Piloting solutions

    The Control Phase

    • Using metrics to monitor the project
    • Implementing control and response plans
    • Planning for continual improvement
    • Closing out the project


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