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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course

Lean is a systematic approach to reduce or eliminate activities that do not add any kind of value to the process. Its main motive is to remove wasteful steps in a process and retain only the value-adding steps. Six Sigma on the other hand is a set of management tools and techniques designed to improve processes by reducing the errors. It is a data-driven problem-solving methodology that uses a statistical techniques for eliminating defects. When combined together, the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies are focused on improving process quality and ensuring customer satisfaction.

In today’s competitive global marketplace, customers are more accustomed to quality craftsmanship than ever before. They are also more likely to value corporate stewardship, especially as it relates to sustainability. Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology that combines the benefits of both Lean manufacturing techniques and Six Sigma to help businesses streamline operations, increase value and reduce waste. An integrated approach of Lean Six Sigma helps improving process efficiency, optimizing resources, and increasing customer satisfaction while improving profits and curtailing cost.

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt programs are highly significant when it comes to demonstrating your leadership abilities in your organization. These practices are a proven methodology that have been adopted by all leading organizations worldwide for enhancing their operations and increasing customer satisfaction. Similarly, when it comes to career opportunities, studies reveal that Lean Six Sigma certified professionals are more likely to land great job opportunities with higher compensation packages than their uncertified peers.

 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt & Black Belt certification

The certification recognizes your in-depth understanding of the complex technical aspects of process improvement and paves the way to build a rewarding career in your respective industries and attain leadership positions in your organization. Lean Six Sigma certified professionals are now successfully working in various sectors like Airlines, Automobile, Banking And Financial Services, Consumer Durables, Data Science, Defense, E-Commerce, Education, Government, Hospitality, Healthcare, Logistics & Supply Chain , Manufacturing, NGOs, Retail, Services, Technology, Telecom, and many more.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt has been designed to build your knowledge and capability to improve the performance of processes and subsequently the performance of the business of which you are apart. The focus of the course is process-centric. This course positions you to take the lead in quality management projects and reap profitable results.

  • The Green Belt is expected to deliver the agreed benefits of a Six Sigma project to the organization.
  • These improvement activities will often be within the Green Belt’s usual field of employment and operation. In so doing, the Green Belt will
    • Work with the local ‘line management’ to identify and quantify opportunities for improvement
    • Within the local environment, be required to work, possibly under the direction of a Black Belt or Master Black Belt or as a member of a  larger Six Sigma project
    • Be required to lead a smaller Six Sigma project under the direction of a Black Belt
    • Possibly coach process operators (Yellow Belts) on process improvement methods and activities.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Content:

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course content is well recognized for its comprehensive and robust structure that is aligned with the international Body of Knowledge (BoK) and will act as a roadmap for your entire lean six-sigma journey.

Module I – Introduction to Lean and Six Sigma

  • Introduction to Quality
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Principles of Lean
  • The 3 Ms
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Evolution of Lean Six Sigma as an integrated approach
  • How does Lean Six Sigma align to organisation goals?
  • Overview of 5 Phased DMAIC Methodology
  • Roles and Responsibilities in a Lean Six Sigma Project

Module II – Define Phase

  • Identifying a potential Lean Six Sigma Project
  • Validating if a project is suitable for the LSS Methodology
  • Components of a Process
  • Develop COPIS/ SIPOC
  • Process to Gather VoC
  • Kano Model for VoC
  • Translate VoC to CTQs
  • Develop Project Charter
  • Analyse Project Stakeholders

Module III – Measure Phase

  • Sources of Information – Process Door and Data Door
  • Importance of Understanding As-is Process
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Takt Time
  • Types of Data

5 Step Data Gathering Approach

  • What to measure: Input, Process, Output Measures
  • How much data to collect: Sample size calculation
  • Data Measurement Plan
  • Validate Measurements
  • Collect Data
  • Calculate Baseline Performance: DPMO, Sigma Score

Module IV – Analyse Phase

  • Establish Cause and Effect Relationship
  • Introduction to Process Analysis & Data Analysis
  • Key Focus Areas in Process Analysis
  • Techniques for Process Analysis
    • ESCAP Analysis
    • The Eight Wastes
  • Techniques for Data Analysis
    • Stratification
    • Pareto
  • Identify Potential Root Cause(s)
    • Fishbone/ Cause & Effect/ Ishikawa Diagram
    • Control Impact Matrix
    • 5 Why
  • Validate Potential Root Causes

Module V – Improve Phase

  • Develop Potential Solutions
    • Preparation for Brainstorming
    • Brainstorming Techniques
  • Prioritise Solutions
    • Prioritisation Techniques
  • Design Go to Process
    • Kaizen
    • Kanban
    • 5S
    • Poka Yoke
    • Cellular Design
  • Validate Potential solutions with Pilot
  • Correct/Re-Evaluate Potential Solution
  • Update Policies, Process Flows and Procedures
  • Train staff
  • Implement validated solutions.

Module VI – Control Phase

  • Develop Hand-over Plan
    • Process Management Plan
  • Complete Hand-over to Process Owner
  • Obtain sign-off on Project Benefits
  • Close Project
  • Celebrate

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Subramaniyan Vaithinathan
Strategy Planning & Deployment | Lean Coach | Agile Coach | Six Sigma |Change management | Transformation

Subramaniyan Vaithinathan is a Senior Consultant and Trainer with 21 years of professional experience in change management, Lean, Six Sigma, Agile & business transformation across Europe, the Middle East and Asia in hugely contrasting business environments.

Subramaniyan who has been a strategic advisor for many top global brands, has core competencies in driving continuous improvement, managing end to end transformation of enterprise level transformation projects, and enabling businesses to achieve meaningful growth and productivity goals.

A thought leader for lean business process transformation and agile practice areas, Subramaniyan has been extensively associated with a breadth of industries including Automotive OEM’s, Taxi fleet operation, Cars Trading & Service, Properties, Hospitality, Mall operation, Facility management, Construction – steel, aluminium & masonry, Heavy Engineering, Energy, Construction, ITES, Banking & Financial Services, Education, Foods, trading, Printing, Oil & Gas, Start-ups, Retail, Engineering services, Training and Consulting.

Professional Experience:

• Group Manager at Al Ghurair (Dubai, UAE)
• Founder & Principal Consultant at E-lean Consulting (Dubai, UAE)
• Head – Business Excellence at AIC Steel (KSA, UAE & Egypt)
• AGM – Global Operational Excellence at Vestas (India, USA, Italy, Denmark)
• Lean Six Sigma Consultant – Strategy Projects at CAT (India & USA)
• Director – Lean & Digital Engineering, PLM at Lopotec Engineering (India & Germany)
• Program Manager at Ford (India, UK)
• Deputy Manager – Corporate Strategy Planning at Ashok Leyland
• Process Engineer at Hyundai

Qualifications and Certifications:

• PGDM (MBA) – Strategy & Operations – Loyola Institute of Business Administration – LIBA
• B.Tech Production engineering – Madras Institure of Technology – Anna university
• Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt – American Society of Quality –USA
• Certified Change Management Partitioner – ProSci Organisation –USA
• Certified Agile Coach – IC Agile organisation –USA
• Masters in Digital Transformation – Linkedin Learning (Industry accredited and bundle of 35 online courses)
• Trained & Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Caterpillar University & Organisation – USA
• Trained & Certified Change agent – Caterpillar University & Organisation – USA
• Trained Change Master – Caterpillar University & Organisation – USA
• Certified QMS & HSE expert – Ford Internal Training Academy – UK
• Trained & Certified Lean Specialist (Train the trainer) – Ford Internal Training Academy – UK
• Trained Project Management Professional – PMI-USA – PMBOK
• ISO & TS-16949 internal auditor – Ashok Leyland (Internal Corp QA)
• Certified KPI & Strategy Planning Professional – KPI Institute
• Certified Business Excellence Assessor – EFQM 2020 Model

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