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Lean Six Sigma Training & Certification

Are you interested in gaining global competitiveness by eliminating wasteful activities, operating  more efficiently and saving costs?

Lean Six Sigma Training and Programs with Kent State University

Organizations such as Colgate Palmolive, Greif Inc., Coca-Cola, Parker Hannifin and University Hospitals have succeeded in gaining these advantages by investing in Kent State University's Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification.


Why Choose Kent State University?

What is Kent State's approach to Lean Six Sigma? Kent State weaves Lean, Six Sigma, Team-Oriented Problem Solving and Theory of Constraints, into a seamless certification. A survey of Kent State Lean Six Sigma Black Belts conducted in Spring 2009 demonstrated that an organization sponsoring a Kent State Black Belt trainee averaged a 28-to-1 return on its training investment with just the first class project! By investing in Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training and certification, you are investing in future wealth and prosperity for your organization.


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Green Belt class Fall 2013 Kent State University

 Fall 2013 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Class

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Twinsburg

Fall 2013 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Class

Kent State Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training and Certification

Fall 2013 Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Class

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification

Facilitator: John Novak

 

Kent State weaves Lean, Six Sigma and Team-Oriented Problem Solving into a seamless certification that can help you achieve substantial improvements in your organization.

Kent State's Lean Six Sigma curriculum is structured to allow students and employers maximum flexibility in obtaining the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. The Green Belt program is held one week each month for two months (80 contact hours, 8 ceus).

Week One

  • Introduction to Lean thinking
  • Basics of Six Sigma methods and quality
  • Using DMAIC (Six Sigma methods) to understand cause and effects relationships
  • Team building (TOPS method)
  • Identification of high value projects
  • Introduction to Minitab and Quality Companion software
  • Understanding measurement system analysis
  • Process capability
  • Six Sigma project simulation (helicopter)

Week Two

  • Student project reviews
  • Application of Lean methods (flow, 5S, Visual Management and SMED)
  • Using Kappa studies to determine attributes agreement
  • Creating change through the use of appropriate performance metrics
  • Using statistical methods for process control
  • Using Kaizen tactics for rapid project breakthroughs
  • Sustaining the gains
  • Project simulation (catapult)

Project

For Lean Six Sigma certification, each student must complete an individual project, which will contribute significant results to his/her sponsoring organization.

Minitab/Laptop

To maximize the benefit of attending Lean Six Sigma training and to realize return on investment for future Lean Six Sigma projects, Kent State requires that each participant brings a laptop that has Minitab v16.0 or higher statistical software and Quality Companion v3 software loaded to each day of training. Kent State provides you the opportunity to purchase Minitab v16.0 and Quality Companion for an additional fee.

Times available:

  • Week One: April 14 – 18, 2014 and Week Two: May 12 – 16, 2014, North Canton - $3,750
  • Week One: October 6 – 10, 2014 and Week Two: November 3 – 7, 2014, Twinsburg - $3,750

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification - General Version

Facilitator: Robert D. Skillman, Principal Lean Six Sigma Facilitator

Kent State weaves Lean, Six Sigma, Team-Oriented Problem Solving and Theory of Constraints into a seamless certification that can help you achieve substantial improvements in your organization.

Kent State's Lean Six Sigma curriculum is structured to allow students and employers maximum flexibility in obtaining the Black Belt certification. The curriculum follows a four-week approach with the class meeting one week each month for four months (160 contact hours; Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification also requires the completion and approval of an independent project).

Week One

  • Project identification
  • Team building
  • Introduction to Lean thinking
  • Six Sigma methods and quality
  • Basic Minitab measurement system analysis
  • Process Capability
  • Six Sigma project simulation (helicopter)

Week Two

  • Student project reviews
  • Lean tools
  • Hypothesis testing
  • Comparative analysis
  • Tests for data stability and normality
  • Catapult simulation

Week Three

  • Student project reviews
  • Advanced Lean methods
  • Regression and correlation
  • Quick changeovers (SMED)
  • Airplane simulation

Week Four

  • Student project reviews
  • Advanced statistical tools
  • Design of experiments
  • Team dynamics
  • Putting it all together to achieve wealth and prosperity for any organization

Project

For Lean Six Sigma certification, each student must complete an individual project, which will contribute significant results to his/her sponsoring organization.

Minitab/Laptop

To maximize the benefit of attending Lean Six Sigma training and to realize return on investment for future Lean Six Sigma projects, Kent State requires that each participant brings a laptop that has Minitab v16.0 or higher statistical software and Quality Companion v3 software loaded to each day of training. Kent State provides you the opportunity to purchase Minitab v16.0 and Quality Companion for an additional fee.

Lean Six Sigma-

Times available:

  • September 15 – 19, 2014
    October 20 – 24, 2014
    November 17 – 21 ,2014
    December 15 – 19, 2014, North Canton - $6,950

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification - Health Care and Service Concentration

Facilitator: Robert D. Skillman, Principal Lean Six Sigma Facilitator

Lean and Six Sigma tools and methodologies have helped to increase quality and improve efficiencies when applied to assembly lines since the 1980s. Now, steeped in the traditions of the great quality initiates, continual improvement practitioners are finding exciting new applications for these tools and concepts in the healthcare, transactional and service industries.

Attend the Kent State Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification - Healthcare and Service Concentration. You will learn how to apply the tools to increase your efficiency while maintaining a high level of quality to deliver services and value to your internal and external customers. The end result is fewer non-value added processes and time-consuming mistakes, with contented customer who receive superior service, leading to increased productivity and profitability.

Kent State's Lean Six Sigma curriculum is structured to allow students and employers maximum flexibility in obtaining the Black Belt certification. The curriculum follows a four-week approach with the class meeting one week each month for four months (160 contact hours; Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification also requires the completion and approval of an independent project).

Project

Each participant of Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification is required to complete a project using the methods learned, which will contribute significant results to the sponsoring organization.

Organizations in the healthcare and service-based industries, as well as in higher education, will reap significant benefits from employees attending this program.

Lean Six Sigma-BB Healthcare

Times available:

  • March 17 – 21, 2014
    April 14 – 18, 2014
    May 12 – 16, 2014
    June 16 – 20, 2014, North Canton - $6,950

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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training and Certification

Facilitator: Robert D. Skillman, Principal Lean Six Sigma Facilitator

Black Belts are the elite problem solvers for organizations. The Master Black Belt designation is the highest order of this respected practice. Master Black Belts are generally full-time agents for improvement, facilitators, teachers and journeyman practitioners of Lean and Six Sigma. They are efficient and effective in team facilitation and leadership. The Master Black Belt is a teacher (Sensi), communicator, and motivator. The Master Black Belt must work equally well with senior leadership and the workers in order to achieve company goals and initiatives.

Kent State's Master Black Belt Certification is two weeks in length, offered one week each month for two months. The purpose of the program is to further develop already successful and practicing Black Belts. The primary tools of Lean Six Sigma will  be reviewed prior to moving to more advanced tools regarding statistical methods and Lean deployment. Participants will be further trained in project selection and filtering. Whether you are in the business of manufacturing, health care, service or transactional, the addition of a TOPS, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt puts you in the elite and global regions of excellence. It is necessary that the participant have earned a Kent State University Black Belt certification as a prerequisite or be admitted upon approval of the instructor.

Times available:

  • April 28 – May 2, 2014 and
    June 2 – 6, 2014, North Canton - $4975
  • October 13 – 17, 2014 and
    November 10 – 14, 2014, Twinsburg - $4975

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Lean Six Sigma Webinar

Facilitator: Stephen Skillman, Associate Lean Six Sigma Facilitator

Are you looking to learn more about Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification? Participate in our Lean Six Sigma Webinar to hear more about Kent State's approach and meet our facilitators.

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Champions Training

Facilitator: John Potkalitsky

Program also facilitated by John Novak and Stephen Skillman

You will learn to become an effective Champion and/or Team Leader so that you can effectively support your continuous improvement initiatives. Understand the evolution of the continuous improvement approaches and how the various tools and techniques fit together. Learn the roles of the Champion, Team Leader, Facilitator, Steering Committee and all team members. Gain knowledge of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) rigor. Identify and determine applications for Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints tools, analysis and problem solving techniques. Explore how you will build a culture of continuous improvement in your organization.

Times available:

  • Thursday, October 2, 2014; 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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