Sourcing Training Options - 1
Lean Six Sigma offers Lean Manufacturing remotely, on the job and online, while GoLeanSixSigma offers the first of four Lean modules for free. SigmaPro offers Value Stream mapping remotely, ASQ will provide it onsite, GoLeanSixSigma offers an online course and Coursera in conjunction with the University System of Georgia offers it for free. On the attached spreadsheet all requested information can be found in rows 2-3.
- Six Sigma is the preeminent Lean Manufacturing Certification Program.
- The Lean Course, when offered remotely, costs $2,000, and consists of 32 hours spread out over four days.
- The Lean Course, when offered onsite, requires a minimum of 10 employees and the customer must call for pricing.
- The Lean Methodology, when taken online, costs $1,582 for the first three modules, which cover the learning objectives required.
- The course content meets the learning objectives in all three delivery methods and consists of the following subject matter (presented as listed on the website):
- Overview of the Lean Initiative
- Incorporating Lean & Six Sigma
- Muda (or Waste) Eradication
- Value Stream Mapping (Present and Prospective State)
- How to Conduct a Lean Vision Events (or Kaizen Events)
- Flow, TAKT Time and PITCH Applications
- Replenishment Pull Methods vs. Traditional "Push"
- Kanban or Visual Signaling
- Goldratt’s "Theory of Constraints"
- 5S and Visual Control
- Poka Yoke (Error Proofing)
- Program Synopsis
- Lean Manufacturing: the first of four modules, Lean Manufacturing, is offered for free. The topics are The Eight Wastes, 5S, and Value Stream Mapping (presented as listed on the website).
Value Stream Mapping
- Mapping the value stream helps organizations view their manufacturing as a system rather than as a set of independent processes. This understanding helps employees identify problems that affect the whole system and create systematic improvements.
- The remote course offered by SIGMAPRO is three days. The course content meets the learning objectives with the following tasks (presented as listed on the website):
- How to create a detailed value stream map (VSM) for an industrial or manufacturing process
- How to develop, analyze and diagnose the "As Is" value stream map (VSM)
- How to optimize the process by constructing and analyzing the “Should Be” value stream map (VSM)
- How to identify waste in an industrial or manufacturing process.
- How to plan for future improvements.
- An on-site workshop is offered by ASQ. They offer a one-day, instructor-led, face-to-face course on Value Mapping that meets all the learning objectives and includes lecture, discussion, and a case study. The client must call for the pricing and the workshop covers the following topics (presented as listed on the website):
- Online training is provided by Lean Six Sigma. This training costs $29 and offers a certificate. The learning objectives and activities are (presented as listed on the website):
- Define the Value Stream Map
- Explain why Value Stream Maps are important
- Describe how Value Stream Maps relate to the DMAIC problem-solving methodology
- Define the terms used in the Value Stream Map
- The common elements that makeup the Value Stream Map
- Value Stream Map Training Module
- Quiz: Value Stream Map
- Free training on the subject matter is provided by Coursera and the University System of Georgia. They offer a free online course with video and textual resources which meet the learning objectives through the following discrete offerings (presented as listed on the website):
- Lean Tools
- Yellow Belt Refresher
- Poka Yoke
- Removing Waste
- Kan Ban
- Process Mapping
- Process Mapping
- Value Stream Mapping
- Total Productive Maintenance, Visual Management, & SMED