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5S - The New Business Order

Do you want to get your employees involved in improving your business and, at the same time, get the benefits you need to make the investment worthwhile?  This is the course!  Based on the 5S disciplines developed originally here in America and refined in Japanese manufacturing, you can teach your employees Seiri, Seiton, Seiso, Seiketsu and Shitsuke and help them help themselves and at the same time, help your business.

 

Applied Process Improvement

Every product and service you provide is the result of a process?  And, as business gets more competitive, your processes better provide improved quality, get faster, and be cheaper or you will lose out to the competition.  This course shows you how and is especially valuable for manufacturing companies who are concerned with statistical applications and capability studies.

Failure Mode and Effect Analysis

Now more than ever, it’s vital to prevent failures and the excessive costs involved in fixing them.  By identifying potential risks long before they are actually encountered, you can preserve the health of your organization’s bottom line.  Learn how to reduce the risk of failure before design and manufacturing by studying the potential for product/process failure and initiating early preventive action in this hands-on training in conducting reliability and safety analyses for product design. Training includes how to use FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and FTA (fault tree analysis).

Statistical Process Control - Get Consistent Quality

Many organizations have problems with Statistical Process Control.  Operators are afraid to put in out-of-control results, supervisors cringe when they see out-of control points, and engineers are frustrated because Action Logs are incomplete.  As a result, the company misses the opportunity to benefit from one of the simplest and most powerful quality tools developed in the last fifty years and quality problems continue, defects are sent out the door and customers complain.  Does this sound like your organization?

Team Management and Participation

At its worst, an untrained team is a serious problem waiting to happen.  Interpersonal conflicts, hours wasted every meeting, schedules disturbed, processes upset and little gets done.  At the least an untrained team is an exercise in basic futility that ties people up for weeks and months, creates frustration and log jams, and expends energy while getting nowhere.  In addition, the reputation for the benefits of teams is damaged and the organization loses opportunities to move ahead.  Is your company investing time and money on teams like these?

Toyota Production System (TPS) in Healthcare


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Focused Improvement Tools

Understanding and Measuring Process Performance

Do not jeopardize your performance with a too-narrow focus.  Learn how to effectively switch from a functional approach to a process approach, and how to stay focused on process interactions (handoffs), where most problems occur. Understand how processes behave by recognizing and measuring the critical variables that impact process performance.

Data Collection and Gage R & R

Are you unsure what data you need to make informed, intelligent decisions about your organization’s processes?  Having reliable data is vital for properly measuring processes. Learn about different types of data. Pinpointed data collection will help you identify areas of improvement in order to lower costs and achieve higher efficiency in your organization.

Basic Statistics/Introduction to MinitabTM  

 

Do you know how your processes compare to those of your competitors?  If you want to really understand how your processes are performing, you need to conduct process analysis.  Gain a basic working knowledge of the ins and outs of Minitab 16 software. Learn how to use Minitab to streamline data analysis and effectively assess your organization’s processes.

Understanding and Conducting Data Analysis

Variation can occur anywhere, and professionals who are unaware of this are at a disadvantage when it comes to monitoring and measuring process performance. Precious time can be spent searching for causes of variation that are inherent to the process. Variation caused by assigned deviations from established performance criteria may remain undetected for a long time, resulting in costly repair and rework. This course is designed to help you avoid these common pitfalls of data analysis.

Understanding and Performing Hypothesis Testing

Can you comprehend all of the questions related to process performance that require comparisons between two or more sets of data?  In this course we introduce methods by which two or more sets of data can be compared to determine whether or not there are significant differences between them.  Hypothesis testing is imperative if you’re going to use data to improve process performance.  This course explains hypothesis testing, its tools, and how to employ it in your process assessments and measurements.

Conducting Regression Analysis

Are you frustrated that addressing perceived root causes does not really solve a problem?  If so, it’s time for regression analysis – a powerful tool to verify relationships between variables. Regression goes beyond plotting relationships on a graph; it actually measures the strength of the relationship, so that you can verify to what extent a process variable X impacts the process output variable Y.

Applying Design of Experiments (DOE)

Are you unsure which process variables have an impact on the output of your process?  Are there too many variables to address?  If so, it’s time to consider a designed experiment.  In this course, learn the fundamental concepts of widely used DOE methodologies in a logical and practical sequence. These concepts will help you gather valuable information about how process variables behave and interact with each other for significantly less cost.

Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis

Now more than ever, it’s vital to prevent failures and the excessive costs involved in fixing them.  By identifying potential risks long before they are actually encountered, you can preserve the health of your organization’s bottom line.  Learn how to reduce the risk of failure before design and manufacturing by studying the potential for product/process failure and initiating early preventive action in this hands-on training in conducting reliability and safety analyses for product design. Training includes how to use FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis) and FTA (fault tree analysis).

Listening to the Voice of the Customer

Do you know exactly what your customers want and/or need?  The success of your business depends on customer satisfaction, which can only be achieved by listening and responding to your customers. Learn how to define customer value, get close to your customer, obtain market knowledge, and improve customer satisfaction.

Lean and Six Sigma

Lean Executive Overview

To equip executives with a basic understanding of Lean and the executive role in successful deployment.

Lean Overview for Manufacturing

To equip individuals with a hands-on experience of implementing Lean

Lean for Practitioners Manufacturing

To equip Lean leaders with the necessary skills to lead targeted Lean events or coach others implementing Lean on a day-to-day basis.

Targeted Lean Event

Apply targeted Lean approaches to a specific team event with an approved charter.  The content is designed to be tailored to the needs of the process of worksite and will result in the team identifying and removing waste and its drivers, and creating a more effective and efficient process.

Planning and Leading Kaizen Events

To provide an introduction to the principles, techniques, and process for implementing kaizen activities and help participants map the flow of the value stream (from the beginning of the process to the end delivery to the customer) to prepare for implementing improvements.

Lean Six Sigma for Champions

To enable the champion team to successfully lead the Lean Six Sigma initiative, implement a high-level deployment plan, and define the champion leadership role in supporting and executing that plan. Upon completion, the organization should have a list of defined projects, with charters, ready to be initiated. Champions ready to fulfill their role in leading the overall initiative.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

This unique approach to the integration of Lean and Six Sigma takes full advantage of the power of both methodologies to help team leaders and members successfully complete DMAIC and Lean DMAIC projects. The training covers Lean and Lean approaches and the DMAIC steps as well as leadership, facilitation, and change management skills.  Upon completion of the training, participants will understand Lean Six Sigma, know how to work on a project team, be able to use DMAIC on identified improvement projects, and help Lean Six Sigma leader’s direct targeted Lean events and improvement projects by using the DMAIC process.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

Don’t let your competition pass you by – enhance your professional credentials by becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. This innovative program combines Lean’s focus on the elimination of waste with Six Sigma’s pursuit of breakthrough improvement. Lean Six Sigma leaders gain the skills to lead Lean DMAIC projects and train team members on each step of the process. This course focuses on Lean Six Sigma integration and the infrastructure needed to achieve organizational excellence.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification

Transform your career and be an indispensable asset to any organization by becoming a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. This intensive program focuses on increasing the ability of experienced Lean Six Sigma Black Belts to take leadership roles in achieving organizational excellence. STAT A MATRIX Master Black Belts can plan strategy with senior executives, support or act as deployment champions, and lead and coach Black Belts through complex improvement and design projects. Tailored to trained Six Sigma Black Belts, this comprehensive session provides a strategic view of the three Lean Six Sigma methodologies (process improvement, design and innovation, and process management).

Design for Six Sigma

Is your organization having product development issues? Are these adversely affecting your business? Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) methodologies focus on preventing and removing defects before and during design, resulting in improved business performance and profitability. Learn how to apply Design for Six Sigma’s DMADV (DEFINE-MEASURE-ANALYZE-DESIGN-VERIFY) model.