A certificate in Lean Six Sigma prepares you to eliminate waste or inefficiency in your workplace. Specifically, the certificates address how managerial employees can rid their systems of Defects, Overproduction, Transportation, Waiting, Inventory, Motion, and Overprocessing as it applies to engineering concepts.
If you are a professional working in a hospital, a manufacturing facility, or any service industry, a certificate in Lean Six Sigma helps you learn the tools necessary to undertake continuous improvement projects aimed at reducing and eliminating waste, reducing project variations, improving customer satisfaction, and increasing your organization's bottom line.
The College of Engineering & Engineering offers three certificates in Lean Six Sigma
Lean: VSM, 5S, Mistake-proofing, Pull Systems, Little's Law, SMED, Takt time, PDCA, Fishbone, Scatter plots, Process Maps, Kaizen events, measurements, Continuous Improvement
Lean Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology and the tools that can be applied in each phase. Participants receive a certificate after successfully completing a project reviewed by a panel of judges.
Define: Origins of Six Sigma, SMART problem/goal statement, CTQ tree, SIPOC, Pareto Analysis, Stakeholder Analysis, COPQ, Project Charter.
Measure: Process Maps, Cause and Effect diagrams, Measures and Metrics (DPU, FPY, DPMO, KPI Trees, Location and Spread, Sampling, MSA, MSA Drill down, Gage R&R, Cp, Cpk, IMR and Run Charts
Analyze: Source of Variation, ANOVA, Simple Linear Regression, DoE
Improve: Affinity Diagrams, FMEA, Cost benefit Analysis, Solution Selection
Control: Project Management, Change Management, Control Plans, Poka - Yoke, Control Charts, Dashboard tracking, Documentation
Participants are required to complete a small project and present the project findings to a panel of judges in order to obtain a green belt. Depending upon your availability and the nature of the support that one receives from the organization in which the project is conducted, it could take any where from three to four months to complete the project.
- Black Belt: three-day course, after completing Green Belt
DMAIC overview, DMADV, VOC, QFD, Kano Analysis, Advanced DOE, Multiple Regression, Soft Skills
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|NIU Hoffman Estates||5555 Trillium Blvd., Hoffman Estates, IL 60192||
Yellow Belt - October 8
Green Belt - October 15, 22, 29, and November 5
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|NIU Naperville||1120 East Diehl Road, Naperville, IL 60563||
Yellow Belt - October 18 and 20
Green Belt - October 25, 27, November 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, and 17
|6:00 PM - 9:00 PM||Register now|
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*Training at your facility available for groups of 15 or more.
Learn from the Best
Our professors have doctoral degrees, Master Black Belts and continue to work in the industry.
The Six Sigma Advantage
Professionals find themselves in line for promotions or career growth because organizations need employees who can produce higher quality products and/or services while decreasing waste, increasing financial savings, and securing customer satisfaction.
Dr. Purushothaman Damodaran
Professor and Chair
Industrial & Systems Engineering