The six sigma approach to quality is a standard which ensures that the best quality is achieved within any process. Knowledge of the six sigma approach is an asset to any employee working within a company which makes products to sell and could make finding a job in a production company much easier. The Alison learning path on the six sigma in quality can help you to understand and implement the six sigma approach to quality, and develop practical skills that can translate to your daily duties within the company. The Alison six sigma in quality learning path will interest you if you work in any production company and wish to learn more about the quality process, or if you hope to move into the quality field. It will also be beneficial to you if you wish to implement a rigorous quality system within your business. The Alison learning path on the six sigma in quality will develop your understanding of the subject, and will look at important principles within the field, such as; benchmarking methods, Taguchi methods, design, and control charts.
Courses in this Learning Path
Six Sigma - Understanding Benchmarking Methods
Benchmarking is the process of comparing one's business processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices from other industries. The benchmarking process consists of identifying the best firms in the same industry, or in another industry where similar processes exist and comparing the processes of those studied to processes within one's own business.
In this free online course the learner will be introduced to benchmarking and its benefits. The key elements of the Benchmarking Code of Conduct are described in detail and the steps of widely used benchmarking procedures are reviewed. Finally the crucial role management plays in benchmarking is also described.
This free online course will be of great interest to all professionals in areas of quality management and Six Sigma and who would like to learn more about benchmarking processes. It will also be of great interest to any learner is who interested in a career in quality and Six Sigma processes.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Six Sigma - Introduction to Taguchi Methods and Robust Design
Taguchi methods were developed to improve the quality of manufactured goods and more recently have been used in diverse industries such as engineering, biotechnology, marketing and advertising. Robust Design improves productivity by considering the noise factors and cost of failure to ensure customer satisfaction.
In this free online Six Sigma course you will be introduced to the development of Taguchi methods and the typical quality engineering applications of these methods. You will learn how Taguchi Methods reduce variability of response to maximize robustness and why Design of Experiment is a key tool in Taguchi Methods. You will also learn more about Taguchi's Product Design approach.
This free online course will be of great interest to all professionals who work in the area of quality management and use Six Sigma processes to improve productivity; and to all learners who would like a career in the area of quality management using Six Sigma techniques and tools.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Six Sigma - Understanding Design of Experiment
Design of Experiments (DOE) is a key methodology used in Six Sigma processes and has a broad application across many disciplines including engineering, manufacturing and the sciences. It involves the design of data-gathering techniques where the experimenter is often interested in the effect of some process or intervention on some objects. In this free online course the learner is first introduced to what an experiment is and the types of variables found in experiments. The steps involved in planning DOE are then outlined and the three major approaches to using DOE in real-world settings are explained in detail. This course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of engineering, manufacturing, Six Sigma and Quality Management who would like a greater understanding of DOE and its methodologies.
1-2 Hour50 Points
Six Sigma - Understanding Control Charts
Control charts are very important tools used in Statistical Process Control (SPC) to determine if a manufacturing or business process is in a state of statistical control, that is, they help monitor the stability of a process.
In this free online course the learner will be introduced to the main features of control charts including the data points, a centerline (mean value), and upper and lower limits (bounds to indicate where a process output is considered 'out of control'). The course describes how control charts visually display the fluctuations of a particular process variable, such as temperature, in a way that lets the engineer easily determine whether these variations fall within the specified process limits.
This free online 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 control charts and how they play a central role in monitoring process stability. It will also be of great interest to all learners who would like a career in the area of Six Sigma and quality control.
2-3 Hours50 Points
Fundamentals of Using Six Sigma in Supply Chains
Supply chain management is the design and management of a supply chain network that delivers high-quality products to the right customers at the right time at minimum cost. Six Sigma processes are powerful tools that managers can use to identify and solve supply chain problems.
In this free online Six Sigma course you will be introduced to the basics of supply chain management and how supply chains are integrated and coordinated networks that deliver business processes to procure raw materials, transform them into final products or services and deliver the product/service to the customer. You will also learn how Six Sigma processes can be used to improve each step of the supply chain and identify and eliminate problems.
This free online course will be of great interest to professionals in the areas of supply chain management, logistics, manufacturing and Six Sigma and quality management, and all learners who would like to learn more about the application of Six Sigma processes in supply chain management.
1-2 Hour50 Points