4.8 out of 5 based on 13,726 reviews

4.8/5 from 13,726 Reviews

What is Lean Six Sigma Training?
FREE Course Advice

What is Lean Six Sigma Training?

A business must make changes and adapt to remain (or become) competitive. Lean Six Sigma offers stability during times of change.  

Lean Six Sigma combines two process improvement methodologies, ‘Lean’ and ‘Six Sigma’, which are used to help improve a business by reducing wastage, eliminating defects and variation, while preserving quality, value, and improving customer satisfaction. Simply put, an organisation can use Lean Six Sigma to make things more efficient and deliver what their customers want.

We explore Lean Six Sigma training, the different levels available, and discuss who should undertake Lean Six Sigma training.              

Lean Six Sigma has the power to transform your business. Book an appointment to speak with one of our Course Consultants today, to discuss how we can help you achieve your goals.

What is Lean Six Sigma Training?

Six Sigma was introduced in 1986 by an Engineer called Bill Smith, during his time working for Motorola. A six-sigma process is statistically expected to produce some feature of a part free of defects in 99.99966% of all opportunities.

Lean Six Sigma was developed to help organisations improve their productivity, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce their costs. As such, undertaking Lean Six Sigma training is a great way to learn the skills, principles, and techniques used for process improvement.

Lean teaches you how to maximise your customer value while minimising areas of waste in processes, creating higher customer satisfaction with fewer resources wasted.

Six Sigma teaches you how to continually reduce process and product variation with a defined project approach.

When you combine these two methodologies, you get a wide range of improvements to your business, including a reduction in spending, improved business retention, higher staff morale, and an increase in customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Lean Six Sigma projects comprise aspects of Lean’s waste elimination and the Six Sigma DMAIC phases:

Define – Projects are outlined, elements of waste are identified, and the management decisions required to move the project forward.

Measure – Used to quantify existing processes before applying analytical techniques to calculate potential capability.

Analyse – Uses advanced statistical analysis and hypothesis testing to model how processes may be improved.

Improve – Uses advanced modelling and experimentation techniques to identify changes that will deliver the greatest business benefits.

Control – Monitors the progress of changes applied and records any deviations from the predicted benefits, allowing process managers to take immediate action.

Lean Six Sigma professionals are in high demand, as they can use problem-solving techniques to resolve business issues, help save costs and gain higher customer satisfaction.

Read more: The basics of Lean Six Sigma

How to become Lean Six Sigma certified

Training to become certified in Lean Six Sigma is straightforward with e-Careers. We have online training and virtual classroom sessions to suit all learning styles. Our Lean Six Sigma training is awarded by CEPAS, a Bureau Veritas company (find out more about CEPAS). Our partnership with CEPAS relates to a market-leading Lean Six Sigma offering, allowing delegates to meet ISO 18404. Before the CEPAS and e-Careers partnership, meeting ISO 18404 was a long and complicated process.

Which Lean Six Sigma level is right for you?

Lean Six Sigma training benefits every business and every employee.

No matter what industry you work in, or what your job role is, there is a Lean Six Sigma certificate to help you support your organisation’s growth and process improvement.

These levels include:

Yellow Belt – Every employee, irrespective of job title or industry, should study the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt to determine what their business can do better and how they can make positive improvements.

Green Belt – Suitable for those working in a project management job role.

Black Belt – Ideal for individuals working in a Continuous Improvement job role and Senior Leadership teams responsible for business strategy and process improvement.

Explore our Lean Six Sigma training options below:

Online

Virtual Classroom

Why learn Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six methodologies are designed to help you improve an organisations productivity while increasing customer satisfaction and reducing overall costs.

Lean principles will teach you how to maximise your customer value, minimise areas of waste in your processes, generate higher customer satisfaction, and have fewer resources wasted.

Six Sigma shows you how to continually reduce process and product variation.

Combining the principles of both methodologies gives you the knowledge and tools to improve your business, including a reduction in spending, improved business retention, higher morale within your teams, and an increase in customer loyalty and satisfaction.

Lean Six Sigma professionals are in high demand, as they can use problem-solving techniques to resolve business issues, help save costs and gain higher customer satisfaction.

Explore our Project & Lean Management training courses

How much does the Lean Six Sigma certificate cost?

Earning a CEPAS ISO 18404 Lean Six Sigma with e-Careers is a great way to gain the skills and knowledge required to help improve processes within your business. We are one of the only providers of ISO 18404 training, so you will be learning from the best!

Our prices vary by level, but you can explore each course and see our up to date pricing on our Lean Six Sigma pages.

Read more: Standardisation of Lean Six Sigma with ISO 18404

Ready to get started? Speak with one of our Project and Lean Management Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700, and they will be happy to provide some impartial advice on which Lean Six Sigma certifications suit your career goals best. 

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your exciting Lean Six Sigma journey with one of our ISO 18404 CEPAS Certified Courses!

FREE Course Advice