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University of Strathclyde Lean Six Sigma Courses (Yellow Belt)

University of Strathclyde
University of Strathclyde
Thursday, December 1, 2016 - 09:00 to 17:00

What is a Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

A Yellow Belt is an employee who has received introductory training in the basic fundamentals of Six Sigma. A Yellow Belt is expected to demonstrate a greater understanding of processes by using the simple tools and techniques of Six Sigma. Their role is to gather data, participate in problem solving exercises and add their personal experiences to the exploration process of Six Sigma projects. They have the skills necessary to identify, monitor and control profit-eating practices in their own processes and are prepared to feed that information back to Black Belts and Green Belts working on larger system projects.

Who is the course designed for?

This two-day course is designed for personnel from a manufacturing, service or transactional background who are being considered for involvement in the Six Sigma approach to improvement.

For example:

  • QualityEengineers
  • Process Engineers
  • Customer Service Officers
  • Customer Service Advisors
  • Process Improvement Personnel

Skills gained on completion of the course:

  • Understand what Six Sigma is
  • Understand what Lean Thinking is
  • Understand the importance of Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology for problem solving
  • Appreciate the role of the tools and techniques of Lean Six Sigma within problem solving scenarios
  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of Yellow Belts and other team members
  • Understand the critical success factors for implementing Lean Six Sigma
  • Understand how projects are selected in a Lean Six Sigma programme

Course participants will be expected to carry out a continuous improvement project demonstrating a minimum of £2.5K in savings. On completion of the course and the successful submission of a project report delegates will be awarded a Certificate of Performance in Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training from University of Strathclyde.


The course consists of two days classroom-based training which will cover:

  • Lean and Six Sigma Overview
  • ntroduction to Lean and Six Sigma
  • Key Concepts of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Why Lean Six Sigma?
  • Lean Six Sigma Infrastructure
  • Lean Vs. Six Sigma

Basic Tools of Lean

  • Lean Thinking
  • Introduction to Basic Tools of Lean
  • Exercises

Lean Six Sigma Implementation Strategy

  • Lean Six Sigma Readiness
  • Critical Success Factors and Barriers to
  • Lean Six Sigma Deployment
  • Project Selection

Performance Measurement Metrics

  • Cost of Poor Quality
  • Yield (First Pass and Throughput Yield)
  • Defect per million opportunities (DPMO) & Sigma Quality Level (SQL)
  • Cycle time and OEE

Six Sigma Roadmap: A basic introduction to the DMAIC Methodology

  • Defining the Customer’s Problem
  • Measuring Current Performance
  • Analysing the data
  • Six Sigma Process Improvement
  • Sustain the Six Sigma Gains


  • £700.00pp (Industry Rate)
  • £600.00pp (early bird - please check our website)

For general enquiries contact cpd@strath.ac.uk, for technical enquiries including information on the certificate of performance contact DMEM’s CPD Coordinator Mr Jose Hernandez at: jose.hernandez@strath.ac.uk

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