Course focuses on providing students with an understanding of the various Six Sigma tools and techniques. ( Online- 25 hrs: 3hrs/day on working days from 7pm to 10 pm for 5 days + 5 hrs/day on weekend from 2pm to 7pm for 2 days )
Introduction to Six Sigma Methodology Identification, Prioritization and Selection of Improvement opportunities, Roles & Responsibilities in Six Sigma implementation, Overview of Six Sigma Project execution [DMAIC (Define- Measure- Analyze- Improve & Control).
Development of Business Cases. Translating the needs of the customer into the specific requirements - Development of Project Team and Charter, Define and Map Processes to be improved (SIPOC / COPIS); Identification of Critical to Customer (CTC) / Critical to Business (CTB) characteristics.
Data Collection Planning, Understanding of Prioritization Matrix and/or FMEA, Type of Data, Introduction to statistical software packages for data display and analysis, Measurement System Evaluation (Gauge R&R) for variables as well as attribute data, Understanding variation - special causes vs. common causes through dot plots, box plots, histogram and control charts, Stratification methods through Pareto, Bar Diagrams, stratified dot plot, etc; Evaluation of Process Capability and Sigma level.
Process Mapping essentials - Activity flow chart, identification of Value-added and Non-value-added activities (Lean Sigma), Organizing for potential causes using Cause and effect diagram, Verification/validation of causes, using work place investigation (GEMBA), Concept of correlation and Regression and use of the same in validating causes, Concepts of Test of Hypothesis like 2 Sample t, Chi Square, ANOVA etc., and use of the same in validating the causes, Concepts of industrial experimentation.
Selection and prioritization of solutions for the validated causes including concept of risk analysis, Developing plan for pilot and full-scale implementation.
Development of the process control plans, Evaluation and monitoring mechanism (SPC), comparison of results after implementation of the solutions, institutionalization and integration of the solutions, closing of the project.