What is Lean Six Sigma Training?

Lean Six Sigma, process excellence, continuous improvement – with so many methodologies around, it’s often difficult to get a clear view of what will work. The basic premise of Lean Six Sigma training, as a whole, is to provide organisations with the tools and insights they need to see where productivity, quality and customer service can be improved.

Lean Six Sigma training is a Business Improvement method, and it is one of the most commonly used around the world. Qualifications and certifications are globally recognised. You can apply your training to any role or business, anywhere in the world.

Lean Six Sigma is a strong combination of two separate Business Improvement methods – Lean and Six Sigma. It is the combination of the two approaches which gives Lean Six Sigma its strength, as it helps businesses become more efficient and make fewer mistakes.

This results in happier staff and more satisfied customers.

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Six Sigma vs. Lean Six Sigma Training

Lean and Six Sigma work so well together because they were designed with the same goal in mind. Both aim to reduce the waste and variation in processes to improve the quality of outputs for the customer. Both are customer focused. Both rely on data, rather than gut feel. And, both come with a core set of tools and structures to guide the improvement.

The main difference is how they identify the root cause of problems, and the language surrounding them.

For this reason, we at 100% Effective, think that they work better together than apart. Change agents and those introducing Business Improvement have more (and more varied) tools at their disposal. We think that, when it comes to improvement, the more you can bring to the table, the better. This is why we offer Lean Six Sigma as our standard.

Six Sigma is a data-driven approach to eliminate defects and improve quality for the customer. It is not, and should not be considered, to be simply a cost-saving measure. The term Six Sigma refers to the number of standard deviations between the mean value and the specification limit of any given process or output. The higher the Sigma, or standard deviations, the fewer products or outputs fall outside of the specification.

Six Sigma means that 99.9996% of the process output falls within the specification limit. So the output is defective or poor quality just 3.4 times for every million opportunities.

Any process from manufacturing to transactional, and products to services, can be measured in terms of its Sigma level. Businesses that adopt a Six Sigma approach, use a structured framework to gradually increase the Sigma level of their processes, with the aim of achieving Six Sigma quality.

With its focus on data-driven decision making and structured approach, Lean Six Sigma training is a requirement for an increasing number of roles.

Lean Six Sigma combines the best of both Lean and Six Sigma to provide delegates with all the practical skills they need for problem solving and continuous improvement.

If you decide to take your Lean Six Sigma training with 100% Effective you can choose from a broad range of courses and learning styles. You can learn through one of our interactive eLearning courses, attend one of our classroom courses or we can come to you! Plus, if you want something unique we can even create a course or product specifically tailored to apply to your industry and circumstances.

Every single one of our Lean Six Sigma training courses is CPD accredited and comes with lifelong learning support – so you’re never on your own.

How can Lean Six Sigma help me?

No matter what size a business is, what industry they’re in or the type of service they provide, all organisations can benefit from having a clearer idea of how every arm of their business performs. Most Business Improvement methodologies provide this in-depth view, and arm professionals with tools to tackle specific problem areas.