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Six Sigma Black Belt Workshop

This workshop will provide you comprehensive materials of six sigma at the black belt level based on ASQ body of knowledge for certified six sigma black belt.  This workshop requires 10 full days class room meetings and the development and completion of an organizational sponsored project with proven benefit.  Six sigma black belt certification will be issued when student completed both the course work and the approved project.  

This ten-day workshop will be presented either in two five-day installments with at least two weeks break to allow the student project to progress toward its completion, or at a customized schedule.

At the end of this workshop and with a completion of approved project, you will be:


  • Understand what six sigma is and how to deploy it to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the organization.
  • Obtain the knowledge, tools, and firsthand experience which are necessary for a successful six sigma implementation.
  • Certified for the works you have done and the accomplishment in the completed lean, six sigma project.

This course is designed for people who are desired for an in depth understanding of how to use six sigma for process improvement, and gaining hand-on experiences in actually implement it.  The approach applies both to manufacturing and non manufacturing process, especially, tools can be used to generate, analyze the information for better decision making.  

Workshop synopsis

Session A   What is Six Sigma and how to implement it

v     Evolution of six sigma and how it related to traditional quality  and productivity improvement

v     Component of six sigma

o       Infrastructure – organizational structure of six sigma

o       Process – Six sigma implementation process DMAIC

o       Tools – Scientific methods used in six sigma implementation

v     Project management, team dynamics, manage the change

v     Business process management

o       Process elements

o       Process mapping

o       Stakeholder analysis

v     Six sigma project selection

o       Link your project benefit to your organizational bottom-line improvement


Session B   Defining and measuring in the six sigma project


v     Metrics for Six sigma

o       RTY, DPMO, Cpk, statistical definition of six sigma and what it means

o       Cost of quality, hidden factory and quality imperatives

o       ROI, ROS, ROA, NVP and PI

v     Define a six sigma project

o       Construct a problem or opportunity statement

o       Identify metrics

o       Scoping the six sigma project

o       Voice of customers

v     Measure the process

o       Value stream mapping

o       Introduction to descriptive statistics


Session C   Analyzing the process


v     Introduction to data analysis

v     Minitab as the analysis tool

v     Introduction to probability and statistics

v     Hypotheses Testing

v     ANOVA-one way, two way

v     Regression and GLM (general linear model)

v     Measurement system analysis

v     QFD

v     FMEA


Session D   Improving the process


v     Identify critical parameters

o       Improve the process by improving CTX

v     Design of Experiments

o       Role of DOE in process improvement

o       Factor selection and run randomization

o       2 levels factorial experiment, design and analysis

o       2 levels fractional factorial experiments

o       Mixed levels experiments

o       Mixture experiments

o       Robust design and Taguchi DOE

v     Process optimization

o       Responsive surface methods

o       Optimize the responses



Session E   Controlling the improvement


v     Monitoring the process trend

o       Pre-control

v     Statistical process control

o       Fundamental ideas in using statistical control charting

o       Attribute control charts- p, np u, c

o       X-bar ,R, S charting

o       EWMA and Cumsum charting

o       Mixture experiments


Session F   Lean Enterprise


v     History of lean enterprise and Toyota production system

v     Lean Tools

o       5 S

o       Polka Yoke –mistake proofing

o       SMED

o       Takt time and cycle time reduction-pull vs push production/processing systems

o       Identifying and eliminate wastes

o       Kanban

o       TPM- Total Productive maintenance


Session G   DFSS – Design for Six Sigma


v     What is DFSS

o       Why we need this

o       DCDOV process

v     Voice of Customers and design functional requirements

v     Concept development

o       Triz and design axioms

v     Design Development

o       DFX – Design For X (manufacturability, minimum life cycle cost, reliability, maintainability …)

v     Optimize the design

o       Taguchi robust design and tolerance design

o       Optimize the critical parameters using RSM

o       Statistical tolerancing

v     Verifying capability

o       Validation versus verification

o       Inferences six sigma capability through parametric estimation

o       Test planning

o       Test analysis


This workshop will provide workshop notebook, a personal copy of Minitab