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Diploma in Six Sigma - Revised 2017

Learn how to minimize variability and defects in your manufacturing processes with Six Sigma tools and techniques.

Quality Control
Free Course
This free online Six Sigma certification course will describe how to plan and implement a Six Sigma project with a simple sequence of steps. Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools which seek to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Professionals with this expertise are highly valued, and our course will help you become such a professional.
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    10-15 Hours
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This Six Sigma course will first introduce you to important Six Sigma concepts. To begin, you will study the basics of Statistical Process Control and its use in Six Sigma methodologies. You will cover the Control Charts for Attributes and Control Charts for Variables, and will also learn how to use Design of Experiments to understand and optimize process settings. Next, you will study the development of Taguchi Methods and their use in Quality Engineering applications. You will learn why Taguchi Methods reduce variability and maximize robustness.

Next, you will study the benchmarking process, the key elements of the Benchmarking Code of Conduct, and management's benchmarking challenge. Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other industries. You will then learn the role of Six Sigma in supply chain management by studying examples of supply chains that use Six Sigma processes. Finally, you will tackle the challenges of integrating Six Sigma processes into supply chain systems.

This Six Sigma training course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the areas of Six Sigma, Quality Management, and manufacturing who would like to learn more about the techniques and tools used in Six Sigma projects. It will also be of great interest to all learners who would like a career in the area of Six Sigma and quality control. So, check out the course, start learning these powerful business tools, and give your résumé a great boost today.

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Module 1: Introduction to Statistical Process Control

Module 2: Control Charts

Module 3: Design of Experiments

Module 4: Diploma in Six Sigma - First Assessment

Module 5: Taguchi Methods and Robust Design

Module 6: Six Sigma and Benchmarking

Module 7: Six Sigma and Supply Chain

Module 8: Diploma in Six Sigma - Second Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course the learner will be able to:

  • Describe the basics of Statistical Process Control.
  • Describe to use Design of Experiments to understand and optimize process settings.
  • Explain and apply the statistical techniques used in Six Sigma. - Outline the steps in planning Design of Experiments.
  • Describe the development of Taguchi Methods by Genichi Taguchi.
  • Describe typical Quality Engineering applications.
  • Define benchmarking and list its benefits. 
  • List the steps of widely used benchmarking procedures. 
  • Define what supply chain management is.
  • Describe how Six Sigma can be used in supply chain management.
  • Describe management's challenge of integrating Six Sigma processes into supply chain systems.


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