Course Type: Lean Sigma

Quality Auditor Training

This workshop will educate the student in Quality Auditor Training.  It is important to understand the reasons for auditing and develop a good auditing technique. The benefits of an audit are realised when and audit is approached in a systematic manner by a well trained auditor.

FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

This workshop will educate the student on Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).  FMEA is an analysis methodology that systematically identifies product and process risks and evaluates them according to customer importance, probability of occurrence and detection capability.  This technique can be applied to products or processes. 

5S Workshops

This workshop will educate the student in 5S which improves workplace efficiency and eliminates waste. There are five steps in the system, each starting with the letter S; Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardise, Sustain.  5S focuses on putting everything where it belongs and keeping the workplace clean, which makes it easier for people to do their jobs without wasting time or risking injury.

VSM Workshops

This workshop will educate the student in the use of Value Stream Mapping. VSM is a very effective tool to define processes for the future with a clear understanding of how the current process will need to evolve.  Identifying the value stream will allow decisions regarding any future changes be more easily evaluated and implemented.

Data Analysis Workshops

This workshop will educate the student on Lean Sigma Analytic techniques as process improvements relies heavily on the collection and analysis of data.  In this course you will learn about the importance of data and data analytics techniques, presentation and interpret of data using statistical analysis.

Problem Solving Workshops

This workshop will educate the student in the use of fundamental Lean Sigma Problem Solving tools.  We demonstrate how 8 fundamental tools; Project Charters, Brainstorming, Affinity Charts, Nominal Group Technique, SIPOC, Fishbone Diagrams, Pareto Charts and Line Diagrams can be used to eliminate problems in a systematic manner.

Hoshin Planning Workshops

This workshop will educate the student in the use of this Lean Sigma Planning technique.  Hoshin Kanri Planning (also called Policy Deployment) is a method for ensuring that the strategic goals of a company are communicated and shared throughout the company, and then put into action.  This eliminates the waste that comes from inconsistent direction and poor communication.

Continuous Improvement for Production and Service Teams

Continuous improvement is an on-going effort to improve products, services or processes. These efforts can seek “incremental” improvement over time or “breakthrough” improvement all at once. Continuous improvement for production teams involves company-based training, concentrating on the forming and development of teams, selecting projects, and then mentoring the staff to the completion of these projects.

Management Introduction Workshop

This course is a White Belt level course aimed at the management team.  It introduces management to Lean Sigma by explaining Lean and Six Sigma and the impact it can have on organisations.  It will allow management to evaluate the impact on their own organisation and determining the initial deployment requirements while enhancing their knowledge of the system.  Ample time is allowed for questions and discussions.

Mentoring and Facilitation Techniques for Team Leadership

This workshop will educate the students in mentoring and facilitation for a Continuous Improvement environment.  We give a brief overview of how fundamental problem-solving tools can be used to eliminate problems in a systematic manner and how to facilitate and engage staff for greater contribution to business success.  We explain the role of leaders, their qualities and how they can motivate staff.