A Six Sigma Yellow Belt candidate has completed a basic level of training in process problem solving and statistical analysis techniques.

A Six Sigma Yellow Belt candidate has completed a basic level of training in process problem solving and statistical analysis techniques. He/she is in a position to work in collaborative teams to problem solve, improve processes, and to support Green Belts. Yellow belts are expected to work in teams and resolve low level local problems on an on-going basis.

The 2 highly interactive workshops each last one working day, and are scheduled back to back. Workshops are case-study based. Participants are required to select a variety of work problems on which to work during training. The course facilitator will review in advance with each candidate, over the phone the problems being brought to the workshop. This is to ensure appropriate scope.

Course Content

Day 1 – Define & Measure

• Introduction to Six Sigma & A3 problem solving

• Customer satisfaction and critical to quality issues

• Process definition, flowchart and spaghetti mapping

• Data collection and representation: line graph, bar chart, run chart, Pareto chart

Day 2 – Analyse, Improve & Control

• Histogram data distributions & process capability

• The 5 why’s

• Cause & effect analysis

• Error proofing

• Standard work & the visual workplace

• Teamwork, change management & motivation

• Next steps, review and close

Delivery method – video, discussion and interactive exercises in teams.

Learning objectives

At the end of this programme participants are enabled to:

  • Define customer critical to quality characteristics of processes/products
  • Understand the value of cross-functional teamwork
  • Use formal problem solving techniques to improve process performance
  • Understand the DMAIC approach to project management and problem solving
  • Be primed to support green belts in the execution of their projects

Participants who complete the training, and participate as active team members in an improvement project, will receive a Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate.

Certification Standard

Our six sigma yellow, green and black belt courses are designed and executed in compliance with international standard ISO 13053, published in 2011. The certifying project is evaluated by a Cordatus six sigma black belt. The yellow belt certificate is awarded by Cordatus Consulting and signed by a Cordatus black belt.

 Participant Profile

All employees in a company undergoing six sigma transformation should attend a YB programme. The learning programme is usually spread out over a 2-year time period. New employees undergo YB training within 6 months of joining the company.

Trainer Profile

The course is presented by Bernadette Rushe from Cordatus Consulting. Bernadette has been involved in the management of supply chain and business process improvement activities for over 20 years. She received her Lean and Six Sigma training at Dell Computer Corporation. In 2001 she left Dell to establish Cordatus. Her consulting skills and practical workshops have yielded benefits in the order of several €millions per annum to client companies. She holds a first class honours master’s degree in supply chain management.

Course Cost: €750 per person

Duration: 2 days

Dates: 4th & 5th December 2013

Location: Dublin

This course is also available in-house, and can be customised to fit your organisations specific requirements and needs.

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