Purpose of the training and result
From your background as a Green Belt you have the necessary basis to grow into a Black Belt. You are familiar with techniques such as statistics and measurement system analysis that are further explored in the Green Belt to Black Belt training. You will be trained to be a professional Black Belt and you can take the lead within projects and implement them according to the DfSS methodology. The focus on customer demand and the proactive way of collecting and evaluating data leads to better products and an up-to-date development process for your organization. This has a significant impact on product design, quality, reliability, operating results and customer satisfaction.
To increase the effectiveness of the learning process of the Six Sigma methodology and associated tools, the participants will preferably carry out an initial project in sync with the course, followed by 4x free participation in the Six Sigma User Group. The project must make a substantial contribution to the organization so that it justifies the investment in this course.
A selection of the skills to learn
The DfSS method is central to the Green Belt to Black Belt. The curriculum of the Green Belt training forms the basis of this training in which, among other things, measurement system analysis is categorically used and the capability analysis is further elaborated. With the client’s needs as the basis, the Voice of the Customer is translated into a clear Critical To Quality flowdown, the basis for the specification of your product or process.
In a number of steps we arrive at an effective risk management (FMEA) process including risk mitigation. In addition to CTQ flowdown and FMEA, creative techniques (TRIZ), preparation of experiments (DOEs), measurement system evaluations (GR&R) and Reliability Engineering methods are also discussed. We thereby link to the book “Commercializing Great Products with Design for Six Sigma”, written by Randy C. Perry and David W. Bacon. Unique to this training is the integrated approach with the aim of robust and predictable product development. Presentations will be interspersed with case studies and exercises. A lot of attention is also paid to statistical techniques for supporting design choices with the help of the statistical software program Minitab.
Green Belt professionals who execute projects for the development of new products, services and processes. We expect affinity with decision-making based on facts, supported by statistics and personal involvement in projects. The training is suitable for professionals at academic or HBO level, or the same level of knowledge gained through experience.
Complete overview and practice application in 3 blocks:
Block 1 / day 1-3
- Introduction, start with Design for Six Sigma
- DfSS Project definition, Business Case
- DfSS Requirements, Voice of the Customer
- Measurement system analysis categorical, – Process Capability, DPMO, non-normal data
- Data Analysis: Regression Analysis, non-parametric testing, Transformations
- Critical Parameter Management, methodical design, CTQ (Critical to Quality) Flowdown
Block 2 / day 4-6
- Kepner Tregoe, 8D, ishikawa, Shainin, Lean
- TRIZ special
- Process FMEA, p-diagram
- Process Mapping, Risk Management, FMEA, Problem Solving
- Power and sample size
- Design of Experiments; Fractional factorial, Conjoint Analysis
Block 3 / day 7-8
- Reliability Introduction
- Robust Design & Tolerancing
- Design for Reliability and application of DfSS tools
- Connect tools to DIDOV and DMAIC methodologies, closure
Course duration and number of participants
8 days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maximum group size: 12.
Location and costs
Eindhoven: High Tech Campus 9 (Bèta Building)
Enschede: Hengelosestraat 500 (Building The Gallery)
The costs are € 4,650 (excl. VAT) per participant. Included are the eight training days, extensive course material, project support during the
training days, daily lunches.
Cooperation and Certification
The Green Belt to Black Belt training is provided in collaboration with the Institute for Industrial Industrial Statistics at the University of Amsterdam (IBIS UvA). Participants who have followed the 8-day course, have passed the IBIS UvA Black Belt theory test and have successfully completed two projects according to the Six Sigma methodology, can be certified by the University of Amsterdam as a Six Sigma Black Belt.