Six Sigma YELLOW BELT Certificate Course

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The GBMP Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is a two-day program that provides an overview of the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies. Yellow Belt training provides an introduction to process management and the basic tools of Six Sigma, giving employees a stronger understanding of processes, enabling each individual to provide meaningful assistance in achieving the organization’s overall objectives. Trained Yellow Belts are capable of participating as a core team member or subject matter expert (SME) on Six Sigma projects.  

GBMP Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification helps improve:

  • The effectiveness of employees in their support role within a Six Sigma program
  • Personal buy-in for Six Sigma projects and methods
  • Day-to-day skills that can help improve workplace activities (increasing potential to cut cycle times, improve quality, and reduce waste)

Yellow Belts understand the fundamentals of Six Sigma, are able to gather data, can participate in problem-solving exercises and add their personal experiences to the exploration process. Not only do Yellow Belts gain the skills necessary to identify, monitor and control profit-eating practices in their own processes, they are also prepared to feed that information to Black Belts and Green Belts working on larger system issues. Certified Yellow Belts improve their ability to make a positive contribution in the workplace and add a valuable credential to their list of professional achievements.

The GBMP Yellow Belt Course Covers the Following Topics:

What are Lean and Six Sigma? 
The Structure of Six Sigma (DMAIC process) and the Yellow Belt’s role
Understanding and Developing the SIPOC Diagram
How to calculate the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
Basic Statistics
Lean Concepts
Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping
C&E Matrix
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
Prioritizing with Data (Pareto Chart)
Standardized Work
Error proofing (or Poka Yoke)
TWI overview
Understanding the Control Plan

When: Tuesday March 5 and Tuesday March 12, 2013
Details: Course meets twice, one week apart; beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 5:00 pm each day
Where: Hosted by Optos at their North American Headquarters, 67 Forest Street (3rd Floor), Marlboro, MA
More: Course is limited to 15 participants so don't wait to register; Cost is $598 for GBMP Members, $798 for non-members