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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification is a highly sought-after and rewarding certification in quality management. The skills and recognition that come with this training will help you move into leadership or management positions. Black belt professionals have a deeper level understanding of lean principles, tools and techniques, and DMAIC methodology. They can easily identify the non-value-added activities in the process and implement specific tools to rectify it.

The Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification course is the final step of the Lean Six Sigma Journey. Aa a Black Belt, you will be engaged in large scale transformation projects, company-wide changemanagement programs. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course has a comprehensive curriculum that covers the American Certification Institute (ACI) USA Body of Knowledge (BoK).

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Modules

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt has a comprehensive curriculum that covers the American Certification Institute (ACI) USA Body of Knowledge (BoK). The time required to complete this course is 28 Hours (Breaks not included).

Module I – Introduction to Statistics and Estimation

  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Measures of Central Tendency & Dispersion
  • Types of Variation
  • Normal Distribution
  • Characteristics of Normal Distribution
  • Control Limits and Specification Limits
  • Normal Distribution versus Standard Normal Distribution
  • Areas and Probabilities in a Normal Curve
  • Probabilities of Defects – Intro to Z – Value
  • Empirical Cumulative Distribution Function
  • Estimation – Graphical Summary
  • Confidence Interval and Confidence Level
  • Calculate Baseline Performance: FPY, TPY, RTPY, Process Capability


Module II – Data Visualisation Tools

  • Normal Probability Plot
  • Visualising Data with Single Variable
  • Histogram
  • Box Plot
  • Pie Chart
  • Bar Chart
  • Visualising Data with two Variables
  • Scatterplot
  • Box Plot with Groups
  • Transposed Box Plot
  • Stacked Bar Graph


Module III – Hypothesis Testing

  • Root Cause Validation using Statistical Thinking
  • Introduction to Hypothesis Testing
  • Understanding Null/ Alternate Hypothesis & p-Value
  • Steps to perform Hypothesis Testing
  • Types of Hypothesis Tests & Process
    • 1 Sample z- Test
    • 1 Sample t-Test
    • ANNOVA
    • 2 – Sample T Test
    • Kruskal Wallis Test
    • Linear Regression
    • Logistic Regression
    • Chi-Square Analysis
  • Overview of Design of Experiments


Module IV – Control Charts

  • Introduction to Statistical Process Control
  • Common Cause versus Special Cause
  • Components of a Control Chart
  • Rational Sub-Grouping
  • Tests in Control Charts
  • Types of Control Charts
  • I-MR Chart
  • X-Bar R Chart
  • X-Bar S Chart
  • P Chart
  • NP Chart
  • U Chart
  • C Chart


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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