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Introduction to Business Improvement: Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, and Problem Solving

Explore key business improvement techniques, and start working towards Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt.

Introduction to Business Improvement: Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, and Problem Solving

Discover business improvement methods that can help identify and eliminate waste

Being able to minimise waste and maximise efficiency is crucial for any business, be it manufacturing or office-based.

On this course, you’ll explore some of the most commonly used tools and techniques in business today, including Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement, and Problem Solving. You’ll learn how you can practically improve your work processes, and successfully eliminate waste in your business.

Analyse your business to identify waste

Alongside business process experts at Lean 6 Services, you’ll examine simple and easy to use techniques that businesses employ to improve their performance.

You’ll focus on the Lean tools, learning how these can help you improve quality control. The training you receive on this course will allow you to work towards Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.

Improve your workplace processes

You’ll cover vital business issues, including how to identify waste, how to use Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) to aid problem-solving, and how to create a visual workplace.

Understand how to define a process, what a value-added activity is, and how to classify workplace waste, and explore the 5S methods of organising your workstation.

Boost morale and eliminate inefficiencies

Discover the many benefits of business improvement, beyond simply eliminating waste.

You’ll consider how improving your processes can improve safety, reduce poor performance, and boost the morale of employees – ultimately allowing your business to work smarter, not harder.

What topics will you cover?

  • Introduction and history of the methodologies used
  • Tool and technique overview
  • Discuss and understand the basic of the tools and techniques
  • 5s / Workplace Organisation
  • Identifying waste in your processes
  • The benefits of a visual workplace
  • The use standardisation to aid problem solving

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply business improvement tools and techniques in your personal life and at work
  • Explore how to make improvements to your work processes
  • Discuss the terms commonly used in the industry, including Lean, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving

Who is the course for?

The course will aid professionals looking to progress their current career. It would suit graduates and low- and mid-level management professionals.

What software or tools do you need?

No additional software or resources required to complete this course.

Who will you learn with?

Jimmy is a highly motivated professional with excess of 30 years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, who has a passion for improving processes and procedures, as well as himself and his team.

Who developed the course?

Lean 6 Services

Since 2018, Lean 6 Services Ltd have been providing professional consulting services to clients from and around the North East of England and beyond.

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  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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