Lean Six Sigma International Academy

We are very proud to announce our newest specialty area in professional development: Lean Six Sigma!

Through the Lean Six Sigma International Academy, we offer training, mentoring and certification at the levels of:

  • White Belt;
  • Yellow Belt;
  • Green Belt;
  • Black Belt; and
  • Master Black Belt.

What is Lean?

Lean is a business methodology which offers a new way of thinking about how to organise human activities, so that they deliver:

  • more benefits to society, and
  • value to individuals, while
  • eliminating waste.

A lean organisation is one which:

  • sustains growth by aligning customer satisfaction with employee satisfaction, and
  • offers innovative products or services profitably, while
  • minimising unnecessary cost over-runs to customers, suppliers and the environment.

The basic insight of lean thinking is that - if you train every person to identify wasted time and effort in their own job and to better work together to improve processes by eliminating such waste - the resulting enterprise will deliver more value at less expense while developing every employee's confidence, competence and ability to work with others.

What is Six Sigma?

Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement.

Six Sigma strategies seek to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes.

It uses a set of quality management methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organisation who are experts in these methods

Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organisation follows a defined sequence of steps and has specific value targets, such as:

  • reduce process cycle time;
  • reduce pollution;
  • reduce costs;
  • increase customer satisfaction; and
  • increase profits.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is a method which relies on a collaborative team effort to improve performance by systematically removing waste and reducing variation . It combines lean manufacturing and enterprise with Six Sigma, to eliminate the eight kinds of waste:

  1. Defects;
  2. Over-Production;
  3. Waiting;
  4. Non-Utilised Talent;
  5. Transportation;
  6. Inventory;
  7. Motion; and
  8. Extra-Processing.

Lean six sigma not only reduces process defects and waste, but also provides a framework for overall organisational culture change.

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