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Lean Six Sigma - Blue Belt Classes

To obtain a Blue Belt, employees must be:

  • Green Belt-certified
  • Attend all 5 Blue Belt classes
  • Take 5 of the 9 Orange Belt classes (one must be Introduction to Lean Analysis)
  • Complete all class assignments

Green Belts not interested in pursuing a higher belt level are welcome to enroll on a per-class basis. Prerequisites may apply. See class descriptions below for additional details.

Project Setup (2 hours)

Prerequisites: Yellow Belt or Green Belt certification

Purpose: To showcase tools that help prepare projects for success.

Objectives:

  • Identify the best management process to address a work concern
  • Understand the differences among Lean Six Sigma approaches
  • Determine the correct problem-solving track for a selected problem
  • Identify the most important problem using a problem-selection process
  • Prepare a project charter for success

Takeaways:

  • Project prioritization template
  • Project charter template
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Decision Analysis (4 hours)

Prerequisites: Green Belt or Yellow Belt certification with permission from the Office of Management and Budget

Purpose: To learn how to develop a decision analysis framework, identify potential alternatives and make the best balanced selection.

Objectives:

  • To understand how to assess the correct management tool "Situation Appraisal"
  • To understand how to apply full Decision Analysis

Takeaways:

  • Decision Analysis sample – Solid Waste Management Department Heavy Fleet Maintenance
  • Decision Analysis worksheet template
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Risk Reduction (2 hours)

Prerequisites: Green Belt or Yellow Belt certification with permission from the Office of Management and Budget

Purpose: To learn about an advanced process improvement technique consisting of a step-by-step approach for identifying all possible process failures; and to evaluate the risks associated with these failures and develop measures to reduce or eliminate risk.

Objectives:

  • To understand the major categories of failure modes
  • To understand how to identify, evaluate and develop measures that will prevent failure occurrences or lessen their effect

Takeaways:

  • FMEA sample – Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department Heavy Fleet Repairs
  • FMEA worksheet template
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Understanding Lean Indicators (4 hours)

Prerequisites: Yellow Belt or Green Belt Certification, and completion of the Introduction to Lean Analysis course

Purpose: To further educate County employees in proven Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Objective: To understand basic Lean analysis tools and techniques for improving process activities

Takeaways:

  • Four-tab "Data Collection and Dashboard" worksheet tool
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Putting Lean Into Practice (4 hours)

Prerequisites: Yellow Belt or Green Belt Certification, and completion of the Understanding Lean Indicators course

Purpose: To understand tools that can be used to increase process speed and minimize waste.

Objectives:

  • To apply Lean tools and techniques in a simulation
  • To learn how to use Lean dashboard indicators and a Value Stream Map
  • To apply process improvement techniques in a simulated Kaizen improvement workshop
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