Lean Six Sigma Certification

Lean Six Sigma Methodology integrates Six Sigma DMAIC Training for Process Improvement with Lean Enterprise Training for Value Stream Management.
 

Lean and Six Sigma Training/Consulting

Our customized course lineup in the Lean Six Sigma arena is broad and practical. Each course below can be developed into an education program tailored for your business.

Six Sigma DMAIC Training for Process Improvement

Management (Champion) Level
TIM 102 - Strategic Planning
TIM 104 - Measuring Cost of Poor Quality

Transactional (Business) Process Improvement
EI 100 - Team Building
BPI 100 - Structured Problem Solving for Transactional Process Improvement
BPI 101 - Value Stream Management for the Lean Office
BPI 102 - 5S Workplace Organization for the Lean Office

Introductory DMAIC Process Improvement
EI 100 - Team Building
EI 102 - MINITAB Green Belt

Advanced DMAIC Process Improvement
SPC 101 - MINITAB Measurement Systems Analysis
SPC 103 - MINITAB SPC Control Charting & Capability Studies
QFD 102 - Potential Failure Mode & Effect Analysis
DOE 105 - MINITAB Six Sigma DOE

Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)
EI 104 - Project Management
QFD 100 - Product and Process Benchmarking
QFD 101 - Advanced Product Quality Planning (DFSS)

Lean Enterprise Training for Value Stream Management

Strategic Planning for Lean Implementation
JIT 100 - Lean Implementation Overview
JIT 101 - Value Stream Management for the Lean Factory
JIT 102 - Waste Identification and Elimination
JIT 106 - Process Mapping for Workflow Analysis

Basic Lean Implementation
JIT 103 - 5S Workplace Organization and Standardization
JIT 104 - Visual Management of the Workplace
JIT 105 - Setup Reduction and Simplification
JIT 108 - Mistake Proofing - The Zero Quality Control System

Advanced Lean Implementation
JIT 107 - Cellular Manufacturing for One-piece Flow
JIT 109 - Level Production and Kanban Systems

Total Productive Maintenance Implementation
TPM 101 - Involving Operators in Daily Maintenance and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Workforce Safety Implementation
ENVT 270 - Occupational Safety & Hygiene

 

 
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS:

GREEN BELT: Complete all required assignments, projects and exams with a cumulative score of at least a grade of B in each of the three required courses.

Options for earning Green Belt Certification

Green Belt Certification - Manufacturing Focus, non-credit

Requirements: To earn Green Belt Certification, you must:

  • Complete all required courses
  • Complete all associated assignments, projects and exams
  • Earn a cumulative grade of at least "B" in each required course

Required Courses:

JIT 100 - Basic Lean Manufacturing Process Improvement

5S Workplace Organization and Standardization
Visual Control
Total Productive Maintenance
Quick Changeover
Mistake Proofing

JIT 101 - Value Stream Management for Lean Manufacturing (requires a team project and presentation)

Product Quantity and Routing Analyses
Waste Walk and Current State Mapping
Lean Manufacturing Assessment and Lean Metrics
Future State Mapping (Customer Demand, Continuous Flow, and Leveling stages)
Kaizen Plans
* Requires a team project and presentation

EI 102 - MINITAB Green Belt Training

Covers first three stages of DMAIC (define, measure, analyze)
Uses MINITAB software to integrate methodology with basic statistical tools and applications

EI 103 - Team-oriented Problem Solving

Prerequisite: completion of EI 102
Overview of Lean Six Sigma Methodology
MINITAB Measurement Systems Analysis
MINITAB SPC Control Charting and Capability Studies
Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
MINITAB Six Sigma Design of Experiments

 

Contact the Office of Educational Outreach at 419.372.0617 for additional information on non-credit courses.

Green Belt Certification - Manufacturing Focus, for college credit

Requirements: To earn Green Belt Certification, you must:

  • Complete all required courses
  • Complete all associated assignments, projects and exams
  • Earn a cumulative grade of at least "B" in each required course

Required Courses:

QS 2650 - Introduction to Lean Processes/Systems or

QS 3550 - Foundations of Lean

Technology of the manufacturing enterprise
Production materials and methods
Manufacturing planning, organizing and controlling

STAT 2000 - Using Statistics

Descriptive statistics
Probability distributions
Estimation
Hypothesis testing
Regression
Contingency tables
Interpretation and misinterpretation of statistical techniques

QS 3710 - Six Sigma Systems

Prerequisite: completion of BAT 2050 - or - QS 2650 - or - QS 3550 and STAT 2000
Data-based systems for improvement
Statistical process control using variable and attribute data
Capability measurement analysis
Cost and other data gathering for Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments
Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in Minitab/Quality Companion software

 

To view the current semester course offerings click here.

Green Belt Certification - Transactional/Service Focus, non-credit 

Requirements: To earn Green Belt Certification, you must:

  • Complete all required courses
  • Complete all associated assignments, projects and exams
  • Earn a cumulative grade of at least "B" in each required course

Required Courses:

BPI 100 - Structured Problem Solving for Transactional Process Improvement (requires a team project and presentation)

Describe the problem
Describe the current process
Identify and verify the root causes
Develop a solution and action plan
Implement the solution
Review and evaluate
Reflect and act on learnings

BPI 102 - 5S for Service Organizations and the Lean Office (requires a team project and presentation)

Sort (organization)
Set in order (orderliness)
Shine (cleanliness)
Standardize (standardize the 1st 3 Ss)
Sustain (discipline)

EI 102 - MINITAB Green Belt Training

Covers first three stages of DMAIC (define, measure, analyze)
Uses MINITAB software to integrate methodology with basic statistical tools and applications

EI 103 - Team-oriented Problem Solving

Prerequisite: completion of EI 102
Overview of Lean Six Sigma Methodology
MINITAB Measurement Systems Analysis
MINITAB SPC Control Charting and Capability Studies
Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis
MINITAB Six Sigma Design of Experiments

 

Contact the Office of Educational Outreach at 419.372.0617 for additional information on non-credit courses.

Green Belt Certification - Transactional/Service Focus, for college credit

Requirements: To earn Green Belt Certification, you must:

  • Complete all required courses
  • Complete all associated assignments, projects and exams
  • Earn a cumulative grade of at least "B" in each required course

Required Courses:

BAT 2050 - Total Quality Leadership

Introduction to Managing for Quality
Team building
Graphical problem solving
How to use teams to improve quality
Continuing improvement techniques that optimize just-in-time production methods

STAT 2000 - Using Statistics

Descriptive statistics
Probability distributions
Estimation
Hypothesis testing
Regression
Contingency tables
Interpretation and misinterpretation of statistical techniques

QS 3710 - Six Sigma Systems

Prerequisite: completion of BAT 2050 - or - QS 2650 - or - QS3550 and STAT 2000
Data-based systems for improvement
Statistical process control using variable and attribute data
Capability measurement analysis
Cost and other data gathering for Lean and Six Sigma manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments.
Team-based project configuring e-portfolio in Minitab/Quality Companion software

 

To view the current semester course offerings click here.

 

BLACK BELT: Complete the Green Belt Certificate requirements and an industry-focused project(s) with instructor and industry-sponsor approval.  The industry-focused project(s) will then be due within 24 months from the completion of the courses and will document a minimum $150,000 annualized savings to the industry-sponsor.

 

Pete Henning

Pete Henning is a retired Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Sciences at BGSU Firelands College.  He has also served as Industry Liaison for the Office for Educational Outreach since 1994. 

Pete earned his undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University and a Masters in Sanitary/Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. Pete’s experiences include serving as an Environmental Engineer for the U.S. Army and as a professional consultant in water and wastewater treatment and management. 

A strong believer in the impact of Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma Plus, and  ISO 9000:2001 concepts on business processes, Pete has conducted customized training for numerous area companies, including Calphalon, Certain Teed, Epic Technologies, Federal Reserve Bank, Gyrus-ACMI, Lear/O’Sullivan, and Denton ATS/Applied Safety Technologies.