Leadership Series

leadership_10This is a program for champions who play a pivotal role in a successful Lean 6 Sigma initiative. They serve as mentors to project teams and act as a bridge between black belts and organization management. Without champions, efforts can become entangled with internal obstacles, become misaligned with core business objectives, lose focus and track of time, and may not yield expected benefits. However, champions need help to be successful. The Lean 6 Sigma Champion program provides that help by exploring basic champion roles, investigating a sustainable support infrastructure for champions and preparing champions to avoid common pitfalls and lead successful Lean 6 Sigma initiatives.

Enterprise Performance

enterprise-performanceThis workshop is designed for senior staff as a major stepping stone on a journey to creating a Lean Enterprise in their own organization. In order to develop a truly Lean Enterprise it is necessary for leaders to understand what lean thinking is, how it needs to be approached, what their role is in leading the organization and how they need to instill a set of, often, new behaviors and levels of engagement. A significant step on this journey is participating in the ‘Lean for Management‘workshop. Participants will learn the following:

  •     Gaining an understanding of what Lean Thinking is.
  •     Gaining an understanding of what it means to you.
  •     Gauging where you are on your lean journey.
  •     Establishing a broad implementation plan and the next steps to take.

Using the ‘QS Finance Model’ the workshop will provide you with insights into what a true Lean Enterprise is, the different elements that must be addressed, where you are on your lean journey and perhaps most importantly provide a framework for you to consider how you might go about creating a Lean Enterprise in your organization. It ensures that the initiative begins with a broad, cohesive approach to lean transformation, and is led by a knowledgeable, unified management team.

Delighting Customers

Delighting-customersThis is a program involving intense classroom training. This course provides the analytical tools and practical skills to bring results to a manufacturing environment. This course takes candidates through a proven, step-by-step methodology on the transfer of knowledge and process skills that leads to improved project results through support of Black Belt initiatives and enhanced technical problem solving skills. The widely accepted DMAIC model is taught, including the popular principles such as histograms, Gage R&R, flow charts, data collection and measurement, failure mode and effects analysis, voice of the customer, and many more. Participants will learn how to apply statistical methods for business process improvements like:

  •     Communicating a business strategy across the organization
  •     Integrating with Lean Manufacturing, TOC, & other improvement methods
  •     Applying the DMAIC improvement process
  •     Selecting successful Six Sigma projects and project teams
  •     Planning and executing projects
  •     Significantly increasing profitability through Six Sigma projects
  •     Selecting the right statistical tools

Maximizing Shareholders Values

Maximizing Sharesholders ValuesLean 6 Sigma Black Belts are the centerpiece of the program integrating the strategies of Lean and 6 Sigma. Lean 6 Sigma Black Belts are improvement experts that are deployed to conduct the project work that delivers to your overall goals and objectives. Throughout development, participants internalize the methods and tools of Lean and 6 Sigma.

Participants apply the new knowledge from each session immediately between the training sessions. It is this mechanism that ensures progress is being made quickly, and that the learning of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt methods and tools takes place with real world goals in mind.

Lean 6 Sigma Black Belt Training program builds competent, data-driven Lean 6 Sigma practitioners.  The curriculum follows the DMAIC phases, teaching candidates how to integrate a variety of Lean Six Sigma tools into an overall approach to process improvement. Participants are taught how to define and successfully launch a project, how to transition it from phase to phase, and finally, how to complete a project and evaluate its success.

There will be a hands-on, real-life approach to Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training. Candidates work on an actual business project and apply classroom techniques to the project. The Black Belt program is technically challenging to ensure that all graduates learn how to implement solutions that can produce financial results. Instructors provide formal project specific feedback to participants in each phase. Students are also encouraged to schedule one-on-one mentoring sessions with their instructors to discuss project specific hurdles.

Design and Innovation

Design and InnovationTRIZ is rapidly gaining popularity as a powerful methodology for enhancing innovation and creativity inside corporate environments. Research and development teams, product developers, manufacturers and service businesses alike are finding TRIZ to be a powerful tool for solving practical problems and building new technologies in their business.

TRIZ helps companies generate more solutions of a higher quality in less time. TRIZ is applicable to every industry and in every environment for the acceleration and innovation of problem solving. TRIZ is also used to improve the scope and strength of intellectual property.

This program offers an intensive introduction to the foundational elements of TRIZ and provides an understanding of how to use them effectively to solve problems in a manner that is predictable, reliable and creative.


technicalBasic Minitab Training:Minitab Training maximizes your ability to improve quality. It will teach you how to use Minitab to implement successful data-driven improvement projects. Our training will also help you make more effective business decisions by teaching you how to more effectively analyze your data with Minitab. You will learn when and how to apply Minitab and practice your new skills immediately by working through scenarios and exercises that mirrors your own work.

   Topics Covered:

  •     Charts
  •     Histograms
  •     Boxplots
  •     Dotplots
  •     Scatterplots
  •     Tables
  •     Measures of Location and Variation
  •     ODBC

Advance Minitab Training:

Augment your graphical analysis skills using Minitab’s powerful statistical tools. Develop the foundation for important statistical concepts such as hypothesis testing and confidence intervals. By analyzing a variety of real world data sets, learn how to match the appropriate statistical tool to your own applications and how to correctly interpret statistical output to quickly reveal problems with a process or to show evidence of an improvement. Learn how to explore critical features in your processes through statistical modeling tools that help to uncover and describe relationships between variables. A strong emphasis is placed on making good business decisions based upon the practical application of statistical techniques commonly found in manufacturing, engineering, and research and development endeavors. Tools Covered Include:

  •     t-Tests
  •     Proportion Tests
  •     Tests for Equal Variance
  •     Power and Sample Size
  •     Correlation
  •     Simple Linear and Multiple Regression
  •     ANOVA & GLM