LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

For individuals and corporates across all levels of Six Sigma

LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FOR INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS

To improve business performance, two different methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma are amalgamated to form Lean Six Sigma. A management approach, application of which enhances quality and efficiency when effectively implemented, Lean Six Sigma training provides a structured approach to resolve any organizational problems, thereby improving the holistic performance. Six Sigma is a set of practices, used to systematically improve processes by eliminating defects. A defect can be failure of a product, process, or service, in meeting the requirements of internal or external customers. Since it was first introduced by Motorola in manufacturing, no industry has remained untouched by the benefits of Six Sigma.

On one hand the focus of Lean is across efficiency, speed, and to eliminate waste out of the process. Six Sigma on the other hand lays emphasis on effectiveness and the process of removing any organizational errors. Together, Lean Six Sigma Certification provides a toolkit and a systematic approach to help organizations and their employees have the requisite problem-solving skills. In short, the approach builds a problem-solving culture by using the best methods to help organizations and institutions achieve their targets while satisfying their customers.

ABOUT THE LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Lean Six Sigma Certification helps individuals and companies to lead projects, and learn process mapping, risk management, and benchmark-setting skills to interpret data effectively. The Lean Six Sigma training has proven to be extremely effective for logistics, technology, service and manufacturing sectors. As lean six sigma focuses on statistical analysis rather than guesswork, the course helps individuals and organizations improve processes mitigating the unknown factors.

TÜV SÜD offers the Lean Six Sigma Certification and Training program in two different modes:

a. Instructor-Led Live Online Classes
b. Instructor-Led Classroom Training

The programs ensure that one learns under the tutelage of certified Master Black Belts (MBBs) who possess multi-industry exposure and extensive project knowledge. The program offered by TÜV SÜD also offers a training kit with pre-study material, along with sample question papers, case studies and end-to-end support for the project. Through training on MINITAB software and simulation projects, the certificate offered by TÜV SÜD is globally accepted.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN THE LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM (FOR INDIVIDUALS)?

The Lean Six Sigma training and certification has a positive impact on the employees as it engages them and helps them improve their understanding of processes. With individuals being the ones who are closest to the actual work of an organization, the delivery of services and offerings, their in-depth knowledge helps them in becoming the best resources to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the processes.

By pursuing the Lean Six Sigma certification and training program, individuals can also become confident in adding value to the business. With requisite knowledge, individuals can have a positive impact on the organization. Similarly, with the Lean Six Sigma certification, they can standardize work, always be on the look-out for problems and eliminate them efficiently.

Through TÜV SÜD’s Lean Six Sigma Certification program, individuals can be assured that they will enjoy the same curriculum as organizations would. However, this holds true until organizations request for a customized program that fits their needs.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN THE LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION TRAINING PROGRAM (FOR ORGANIZATIONS)?

Thanks to the effectiveness of the Lean Six Sigma certification by TÜV SÜD, it can be adopted by organizations of all sizes. Apart from having a direct impact on the profit margins, the Lean Six Sigma training and certification helps large organizations become more robust and ensures small organizations become nimbler.

In simple words, the Lean Six Sigma certification helps businesses create a roadmap that will help them effectively meet their strategic goals. It also helps businesses reduce costs by freeing up resources, increases revenue, and adds value at places the organization needs them the most.

YOUR SIX SIGMA LEARNING PATH AND CERTIFICATION ROADMAP

BECOME A PROCESS IMPROVEMENT SPECIALIST

Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification requires a step-by-step approach.

The Lean Six Sigma certification offered by TÜV SÜD helps one analyze and refine the existing processes to ensure increased efficiency. The course also ensures that one reduces variation in processes to maintain improved quality and consistency. To carry out the Lean Six Sigma training, there are multiple levels, depending on the expertise one would like to achieve.

LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT

The Yellow Belt of the Lean Six Sigma certification focuses on covering the general philosophy of process improvement and its importance in an organizational structure. Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt serves as a theoretical introduction to Lean Six Sigma concepts and is mostly conducted as an awareness session within institutes and organizations. It helps individuals learn various methods for process improvement, and how they must be implemented. The program also covers techniques that one can learn to create a culture of continued improvement and one that can create efficient and stable processes.

The Yellow Belt of the Lean Six Sigma certification is meant for any individual who wishes to learn the basics of the program and how to effectively improve processes. The program comes in handy for anyone who is involved in process management and improvement projects, operation managers, change managers, team managers, finance managers along with the IT and HR personnel.

LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT

The formal training on Lean Six Sigma starts with the Green Belt. To complete this certification, one does not require a certification in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt as a pre-requisite. The green belt of the Lean Six Sigma Certification program is more advanced than the yellow belt, wherein it covers the roles and responsibilities of the leadership team that can eventually become the process improvement teams. The certification covers aspects around how the requirements of customers are identified, project management roadmaps, team formation, the project charter and how the improvement projects should be executed. The certification also covers the techniques and tools one needs to visualize, analyze and improve the logistical flow of different processes.

Individuals who have pursued the Green Belt level in the Lean Six Sigma Certification are regarded as specialists in the implementation process. An amalgamation of expertise, statistical analysis and the Lean Six Sigma methodology can help Green Belts to achieve improvements in quality and performance.

LEAN SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT

The next level of certification is the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, for which a pre-requisite is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and it is mandatory. Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification program is an advanced level that trains individuals and organizations in tools and techniques to improve the logistical flow of different processes. This level also aims to ensure a reliable and valid performance measurement system.

Designed for individuals who are aiming to be experts in Lean Six Sigma certification, the Black Belt is a good fit for program managers who are responsible for supporting teams with techniques and for those who are required to manage complex projects.

LEAN SIX SIGMA MASTER BLACK BELT

Once certified in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, professionals should aim to achieve the highest qualification level in Lean Six Sigma - the Master Black Belt. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification program is for individuals or organizations who work with different leaders to select projects and identify gaps. Individuals who pursue the Master Black Belt can coach, teach, mentor and lead various projects. Thanks to advanced learning, individuals with Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification can implement and drive the requisite change in culture.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

The Lean Six Sigma certification aims to improve efficiency and quality across processes. That is done with the help of numerous tools and practices that eliminate waste and inefficiencies.

Individuals first learn about the 8 different forms of wastes that are prevalent in every organization and operation. They are as follows:-

  • Overproduction
  • Defects
  • Under-used talent
  • Waiting
  • Extra processing
  • Motion
  • Transportation
  • Inventory

Through the Lean Six Sigma certification, individuals can find and eliminate any waste across these 8 areas.

Along with eliminating wastes across processes, the Lean Six Sigma training helps organizations and individuals improve processes, improve quality, improve management and leadership qualities, help individuals handle resistance, initiate a cultural change that is aimed at continuous improvement.

While these are process-oriented, the Lean Six Sigma certification also helps individuals and organizations with some important tools like:

  • DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control)
  • Cause and effect analysis diagram
  • The 5 why’s
  • Value stream mapping

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM?

The Lean Six Sigma training and certification program is designed for managers of all levels, who want to efficiently and effectively transform the organizational processes. In short, the Lean Six Sigma training and certification program is for anyone who wants to:

  • Streamline processes that result in elevated customer experience
  • Develop better processes that ensure better results
  • Transition from defect detection to defect prevention
  • Standardize processes to prevent organizational and operational challenges
  • Increase production capacity and profits

COURSE MODULE

Know the complete offering of each of our Lean Six Sigma Training programs by visiting the respective links:

LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT
LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT
LEAN SIX SIGMA BLACK BELT

CERTIFICATE ISSUED FOR LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION IN INDIA

WHY CHOOSE TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD is globally recognized for its training & certification services and currently caters to a client base of over 20,000 organizations. We provide effective training paths to support the growth of individuals and organizations, whether in one of our public training programs or in customized in-house solutions.

  • Certificates that hold global recognition
  • Experiential based training
  • Training experts with both, local and global expertise
  • Interactive learning formats
  • Tailor-made training programs
  • Extensive network for experienced trainers and consultants

ARE YOU READY TO START YOUR LEAN SIX SIGMA TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION JOURNEY?

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Section 1: General

1. What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is a management approach that combines two different applications – Lean and Six Sigma to offer improvement across business performance and processes. The method facilitates a collaborative effort amongst teams to improve performance. This is done by reducing variations and systematically removing waste from the processes. Contrary to popular belief, Lean Six Sigma also provides an organizational framework for culture change apart from reducing process waste and defects. This culture in turn has a proportional impact on the mindset of the organization/employees which further goes on to have a direct impact on efficiency and profitability.

2. How do I become a Lean Six Sigma expert?
To become a Lean Six Sigma expert, one must complete all the courses that fall in the learning path. This includes passing the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification exams. These exams must be successfully completed by attaining the requisite passing score of 70% with 100% attendance during training. Along with attending the training program, individuals. should also work on Lean Six Sigma projects whenever they get an opportunity to do so.

3. What are the career benefits of the Lean Six Sigma course?
For individuals, the Lean Six Sigma Certification can help them stand out from the sea of competition. It also benefits one’s career by attesting how one can improve business understanding with their adept analytical skills. It also prepares individuals for leadership roles. The objective of TUV-SUD's Lean Six Sigma training is to make the participants aware of the concepts of Lean Six Sigma and equip them with the knowledge of various tools — statistical as well as non-statistical — used within the framework of Lean and Six Sigma. The Lean Six Sigma training will help individuals to prepare and get ready to take up big, complex industry issues and opportunities to deliver outcomes that help grow, optimize and protect businesses. They will be able to gather real world skills and experience with our live, hands-on training to support their organizations in increasing sales, becoming more cost competitive, reducing risk and enhancing operational resilience. This Lean Six Sigma certification course will provide participants the necessary information required to lead and run Lean and Six Sigma projects in their respective work areas.

4. What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma?
Six Sigma is primarily used to monitor key business processes to identify defects and variations, which are then reduced or resolved effectively and efficiently.

Lean method on the other hand has its focus on, shaping every aspect of the business to provide the best value to consumers by making the processes faster, nimble and free from wastes.

Like Six Sigma, the end objective of Lean as well, is process improvement. However, Lean focuses on eliminating wastes. Rather than focusing on one point in a process, Lean requires optimizing a process as it flows through the various technologies, assets, and departments before reaching customers.

Lean Six Sigma is a synergized managerial concept of Lean and Six Sigma and is one of the most relied upon approaches for process improvement across industries. In a nutshell, Lean exposes sources of process variation, while Six Sigma aims to reduce that variation by enabling a virtuous cycle of iterative improvements towards the goal of continuous flow.

5. Explain in brief about Lean Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma is a set of practices to systematically improve processes by eliminating defects. A defect is defined as failure of a product, process or service in meeting requirements of internal or external customers. Lean Six Sigma as a management methodology has helped thousands of professionals’ worldwide to reduce cycle times, increase productivity and improve quality and delivery of processes. It is important to understand Lean Six Sigma as a set of extra-ordinary techniques that improves decision making in a wide variety of situations. Lean Six Sigma techniques are not rocket science and can be learnt in a down-to-earth daily application oriented language. This requires that people get trained as improvement specialists through green belt and black belt training programs.

6. Why should professionals learn Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma provides the ability to deliver business benefits effectively. It provides the knowledge and skill set to enhance efficiency of processes and workflows. Lean Six Sigma competences are highly demanded in the industry (Analytical, Statistical, Facilitation, Project Management Skills etc.) Moreover, it provides the ideal preparation for a leadership role.

7. What are the characteristics of Lean Six Sigma characteristics?

  • Improvement methodology
  • Structured Roadmap (D-M-A-I-C)
  • Process focused
  • Customer centered
  • Data Driven
  • Validated by real business benefits
  • Y=F(x), Y= effect, X’s= causes

The tools and techniques we provide in our Green Belt Certification program allow you to realize the benefits straightaway as you are provided with hands on practice on these methods with case studies, group exercises and role plays during the four-day program.

8. What is the difference between Lean Six Sigma and other quality philosophies (including ISO 9001)?
Lean Six Sigma provides a roadmap (a step by step methodology along with tools) towards breakthrough improvement. Other approaches like ISO 9001, COPC, SEI-CMM are organizational certifications whereby defined requirements need to be met by an organization and this is verified through an external audit. The standards for these certifications do not provide roadmaps. How you meet these requirements is totally up to you. Financial gain through customer satisfaction is the primary objective in Lean Six Sigma. The primary objective in ISO is to get certified and remain certified so that prospective (or existing) clients get confidence about a reliable management system being in place.

Lean Six Sigma is not an organizational certification. Individuals get certified as improvement specialists

9. What is the difference between Lean Six Sigma and other quality philosophies (including ISO 9001)?
Lean Six Sigma provides a roadmap (a step by step methodology along with tools) towards breakthrough improvement. Other approaches like ISO 9001, COPC, SEI-CMM are organizational certifications whereby defined requirements need to be met by an organization and this is verified through an external audit. The standards for these certifications do not provide roadmaps. How you meet these requirements is totally up to you. Financial gain through customer satisfaction is the primary objective in Lean Six Sigma. The primary objective in ISO is to get certified and remain certified so that prospective (or existing) clients get confidence about a reliable management system being in place.

Lean Six Sigma is not an organizational certification. Individuals get certified as improvement specialists

10. What is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training? What does it cover?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt are qualifications in Lean Six Sigma. Green Belt qualified professionals have competence and skills to successfully complete projects (Green Belt projects are normally those which relate to process improvements within a function or department)

Black Belt professionals have the ability to resolve problems of a more complex nature which normally involve cross-functional teams.

The highlights of the Green Belt program are:

  • Complete understanding of D-M-A-I-C methodology.
  • Team break-out exercises on tools and techniques of each phase.
  • Training conducted with the aid of MINITAB trial version software.
  • Experience sharing with do’s and don’ts that provide learning on what works and what does not.
  • Presentations on common organizational situations where Lean Six Sigma can bring visible breakthrough benefits in 3-6 months’ timeframe.
  • Provides excellent cross industry learning and covers tools for all sectors for various functions and processes.

11. Which industries have industries have adopted Lean Six Sigma?
Almost every industry sector is working with Lean Six Sigma today. Six Sigma originated in manufacturing but is now being used in service sectors extensively.

12. What is the difference between Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt?
The Green Belt program covers the most common tools and methodologies used in Lean Six Sigma. The Black Belt course provides competence on high rigor statistical techniques that are used for major and more complex projects (like the ones that provide distinct competitive advantage to an organization). Being a step-by-step approach, one needs to complete Green Belt in order to start with the Black Belt program

13. Is Lean Six Sigma a fad?
Six Sigma was initiated in 1980’s at Motorola and has been growing in acceptance all over the world. There is no evidence of an organization dropping the Lean Six Sigma initiative without benefits. If the Lean Six Sigma methodology is followed it always delivers results.

14. Is completion of a live project mandatory for getting certified as Green Belt or Black Belt?
No, individuals are certified on the basis of completing the classroom training and clearing the examination on the last day of the training. However, it is recommended that each participant carries out a project at his workplace at the first opportunity.

15. What do I get? A “Green Belt trained” or “Green Belt certified” certificate?
There are two certifications that we offer:

  • Certification on the basis of examination (The certificate mentions – Green Belt certified on the basis of examination)
  • Project Completion Certification - Issued when you submit a project report after completing a project. Green Belt project completion certificate. This certification is optional at no extra fee.

16. What should the time gap between Green Belt and Black Belt be? Should I do a project after Green Belt (before I go for Black Belt)?
Any Green Belt trained/certified professional can go ahead for Black Belt. If it is feasible for you to do a Green Belt project, you may go ahead. But in some cases where people find that identifying and doing a project is not easy in their organizations, they prefer doing a single project after Black Belt (with just one project they can get a Black Belt project completion certification which would have otherwise required two projects).

17. Why is Black Belt only 6 days? How do you cover all concepts in such a short time frame?
Please note that the Black Belt program is only for Certified Green Belts. Therefore, Black Belt is 10 days in total.

18. Why do you want to know about my company, qualification and background?
This helps us to provide relevant examples and situations so that we can explain things better to you. We could also be in a position to provide you some references this way.

19. Who is a Master Black Belt or an MBB? Is there a separate training for an MBB?
At the top of the Lean Six Sigma competence ladder is the Master Black Belt (MBB) certification. The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt program is designed for Lean Six Sigma leadership roles. A Master Black Belt is one who is authorized (qualified) to conduct Black Belt Training programs. He also mentors Black Belt projects. This qualification is granted to individuals who have successfully completed a specified number of improvement projects (not less than 5) and have successfully attended the MBB training program before clearing the examination.

Section 2: Usefulness

1. How is this course valued in the job market?
Lean Six Sigma is highly valued and our program is recognized across industries. Companies are regularly recruiting Lean Six Sigma professionals. We have had participation from leading organizations in each industry sector.

Lean Six Sigma philosophy is in action at most large organizations today. Some companies have taken it up as a corporate philosophy, while others use it as a problem solving methodology.

2. What is the guarantee that I shall get sufficient skills on completion of training?
Our training format provides ample practice in three ways:

  • Before training: by the use of pre-course material provided by email upon registration.
  • During training: practical exercises to reinforce the concepts covered during the day.
  • •After training: through assistance on live projects.

3. How does Lean Six Sigma help in IT?
Lean Six Sigma is implemented by Global IT leaders with very good results. It complements SEI-CMM and ISO 9001 very well. Very powerful applications of Lean Six Sigma exist in Software Quality Assurance and Software Development. Lean Six Sigma’s success is due to the tangibility of results it guarantees in breakthrough improvement projects initiated in the company. We get participants from leading IT companies in every program.

4. Do you offer placement support?
We get enquiries from companies who recruit Lean Six Sigma professionals. Placements are not a part of our offer but we do provide references of openings and candidates as and when required. As evident from the past participant feedbacks, placements are not really a problem in the industry currently.

5. Are you offering a certificate which is globally valid/accepted?
Yes. We offer unparalleled international recognition. Headquartered in Germany, TÜV SÜD is an international service company with global representation in over 1000 locations, and with over 50 per cent of its employees working outside Germany. Since 1866, the company has been partnering businesses and inspiring people to trust in new technologies.

We get participation from the US, UAE, Singapore, Europe and Australia, to name a few.

6. What is included in the course fee?
The fee includes the following:

  • Pre-course material
  • Study material provided during training
  • Software provided during training (Excel based - xl stat, MINITAB - trial version)
  • Examination fee
  • Certificate fee
  • Lunch and refreshments on all days

7. Does it cover my industry or is it focusing on specified sectors?
Our successful and satisfied participants come from varied industries – This includes industrial products, FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) manufacturers, IT, ITES (including BPO, call centers), hospitality (including hotels and hospitals), projects (engineering & construction), other service providers (power supply, courier & cargo, HR service providers, financial services, banks etc.)

8. How do I present this qualification in my resume?
You need to mention in brief about Six Sigma course contents; project completion and benefits (if you have completed a project). You may highlight the techniques that you have sufficient practice on (To prompt the interviewer to ask you more about them).

CONTACT US

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