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Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training Course



The IASSC Certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (ICYB) is a part-time professional who is well-versed in the foundational elements of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology, leads limited improvement projects, and/or participates as a team member in more complex improvement projects led by a Certified Green Belt or Certified Black Belt. The IASSC Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Body of Knowledge defines a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt as having a full grasp of the fundamental features of the Lean Six Sigma Method, including proficiency in the subject topics covered within the Define, Measure, and Control (DMC) phases. A Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma knows how to implement, perform, interpret, and apply Lean Six Sigma.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Gain a basic working knowledge of the Six Sigma DMAIC process

  • Develop an understanding of the Lean concepts and their practical application

  • Identify and reduce 8 types of waste

  • Identify process improvement opportunities

  • Develop basic problem solving & continuous improvement skills

Targeted Audience:

  • Key operational Staff who have intimate knowledge of and day-to-day expertise with the company's business processes. In Lean Six Sigma Green or Black Belt projects, Yellow Belts are key contributors or team members.
  • This course is also appropriate for anybody interested in gaining a broad grasp of Lean Six Sigma ideas and practices.
  • Six Sigma is a lean methodology. Yellow belt training is often employed as a basic competence for all employees in world-class Lean Six Sigma organizations.

Course Outlines:

This Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt training course covers the following areas

UNIT 1: Introduction to Lean 6 Sigma

  • What is Lean 6 Sigma?

  • Two Parts of Lean 6 Sigma

  • Focus of Lean and Lean Temple and Focus of Six Sigma and Making Customers Happy

  • How they Complement Each Other

  • Key Principles of Lean 6 Sigma and Lean 6 Sigma Belts

  • TKA Lean 6 Sigma Belt Structure and Training Roadmap

  • Role of the Yellow Belt and L6S Support Network

  • Processes and Different Ways of Looking at Process Improvement

  • What is a Process?

  • Process Concepts and Types of Process

  • Comparing Process Types, Customers, Value, and Waste

  • What are Customers? Who Wants the Outputs?

  • Tension Between the VOB and VOC

  • What Do We Mean by Value?

  • Path to Value and Dealing with Values

  • Muda (Waste) and Seven Wastes (Muda) of Lean

  • Types of Demand, Case Study Exercise and Key Metrics


  • What is DMAIC?

  • Define

  • Common Tools for Define Phase and Gemba Tools

  • Process Stapling and Measure

  • Common Tools for Measure Phase

  • Spaghetti (Movement/Transportation) Diagrams

  • Measure Tool: Measles Charts and Analyse

  • Common Tools for Analyse Phase

  • Improve and Common Tools for Improve Phase

  • Control and Common Tools for Control Phase

UNIT 3: Yellow Belt Tools and Techniques

  • Lean Triad, 5s, Poka Yoke, SMED

  • Voice of the Customer (and CTQ’s)

  • Customer Chains and 4 Steps of VOC

  • Affinity Diagrams and Kano Diagrams

  • CTQs and Requirements


  • What is a SIPOC? An Example SIPOC

  • CSandF Web Fulfilment SIPOC

  • Creating a SIPOC and Top Tips – SIPOC

  • Value Stream Analysis and Value Stream Terminology 

  • Process Maps and Aim of Value Stream Mapping

  • Swim Lanes and Typical Process Map Contents

  • Value Stream Maps and Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping

  • Heijunka and Heijunka in a Nutshell

  • Single Piece Flow, Pull, Kanban

  • Three-Bin System, Andon

  • Variation and SPC and Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Two Types of Process Variation

  • Red Bead Experiment and Standard Deviation (SD)

  • Understanding Control Charts, Defects and Process Capability, Conversion Table

  • Process Capability, Identifying Process Efficiency

  • Process Efficiency and Identifying Process Efficiency

  • Key DPMO Terms and Identifying the Root Cause(s)

  • 5 Whys and Fishbone Diagram

  • Solving Problems and Problem-Solving Framework

  • Prioritisation Tools and Tools and Techniques to Generate Needed Solutions

  • Introduction to Kaizen, Kaizen in a Nutshell, and Kaizen in a Business Setting

  • Lean Teams and Introduction to Lean Team

  • Managing Progress and Demonstrating Control

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