Lean Yellow Belt

Students will learn how to plan and facilitate successful small, localized rapid improvement events by employing a variety of essential basic quality tools and applying Lean principles and methods. Upon successful completion, you will be able to: use a variety of tools, including process mapping and spaghetti diagrams to document and evaluate the current state of a process; complete ‚Äúgemba‚Äù walks to identify waste and constraints to process flow; employ the A3 method to plan and facilitate kaizen rapid improvement events; facilitate root cause analysis and structured problem analysis with effective brainstorming, group voting and ‚Äúfive whys‚Äù techniques, and generate cause and effect (fishbone) diagrams; summarize findings and perform additional analysis using Pareto charts (80/20 rule); perform risk analysis using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and apply error-proofing techniques (‚ÄòPoka Yoke”) to reduce identified risk and improve first time quality; address failure modes identified in a process and employ the Pareto principle (80/20 rule) to identify root cause and appropriate solutions.