Course objective

This course introduces the fundamental Lean Six Sigma principles that underpin modern continuous improvement approaches for industry, government and other organizations. Lean emerged from the Japanese automotive industry, particularly Toyota, and is focused on the creation of value through the relentless elimination of waste. Six Sigma is a quality system developed at Motorola which focuses on elimination of variation from all processes. The basic principles have been applied to a wide range of organizations and sectors to improve quality, productivity, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, time-to-market and financial performance.


Duration: 1 days



All employees who will be involved in Lean Six Sigma efforts with no previous exposure to Lean Six Sigma


Course Outline:

  • What is Lean
  • Lean Principles
  • Evolution of Lean
  • Eight Types of Waste (MUDA)
  • Waste and Value
  • What is SIX SIGMA?
  • Six Sigma History
  • Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
  • Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • LSS and Cost
  • Similarities of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Differences of Lean and Six Sigma
  • LSS Tools Overview
  • DMAIC Roadmap
  • Limitations to LSS projects