Implement Lean Six Sigma

Duration 30 Hours

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2015 Intake: 22, 23, 26, 27 Jan  l 19,20,21,22 Jan l 16,17,18,19 Mar l  26,27,30,31 Mar  l 21, 22, 25, 26 May l  23, 24, 27, 28 Jul  l 10, 11, 14, 15 Sep  l 19, 20, 23,24 Nov

2016 Intake: 26,27,28,29 Jan   l   28,29,30Mar, 1 Apr   l   9,10,11,12 May

Lean Six Sigma is an integrated set of methodologies that combines both traditional Lean and Six Sigma concepts to provide the necessary tools to address all aspects of quality, cost, and delivery. Lean Six Sigma is a powerful approach that allows organisations to achieve targeted value more quickly at the lowest possible cost, while aligning processes with customers.

Upon completion of this programme, competent attendee will be awarded with both Statement Of Attainment from WDA (Singapore Workforce Development Agency) and a Certificate of Completion from APICS The Association for Operations Management.


Introduction to Lean
- Identify a situation where lean can be a benefit
- Explain the benefits of going lean
- List and define five principles of lean
- List the eight types of waste and how to correct them
- Differentiate value-added work from waste
- Quantitatively assess your organisation’s lean readiness
- Determine product families that share common processes

Lean Culture
- Explain the importance of respect for people, change management, and continuous improvement in the lean philosophy
- Explain the forming, storming, norming, performing, and reforming stages of team development
- Conduct a kaizen event and fill in a kaizen report
- Explain the concept of jidoka, including line stop, operator flexibility, and poka-yoke
- List five criteria for choosing a lean pilot product family

Value Stream Mapping
- Explain how value stream mapping fuels continuous improvement
- Create a current-state map using standard icons
- Accurately calculate takt time to determine if a process can meet customer demand
- Incorporate value stream concepts to create a future-state map

Stability & Process Improvement
- Determine methods to achieve market demand stability
- Utilise three methods to level a value stream
- Give three methods to improve process stability
- Give three standard work components and the benefits of standard work
- Evaluate and reduce setup time using the 5S tool
- Explain how the six sigma methodologies apply to process stability

- Explain Just-in-Time
- Compare and contrast one-piece and batch flows
- Explain production cell varieties
- Explain kanban card line operations
- Level the schedule using takt time, one-piece flow, and heijunka

- Compare lean to traditional accounting and measuring
- Create a profit and loss (P&L) statement for a value stream and compare to a standard cost P&L
- Create a performance alignment chart
- Explain seven lean measurements
- Explain how negative financial results may result from lean transformations
- Calculate lead time through production

- Describe three reasons for implementing DFMA
- Explain how to determine technical design priorities using a house of quality matrix
- Utilise cause and effect to determine required design controls using an FMEA
- List the seven quality control tools
- Utilise Plan-Do-Check-Act and six sigma DMAIC
- Create an action plan to implement and sustain lean principles in their organisation

4 Days (9am to 6pm)

Method: written
Min 75% attendance and undergo assessment are required to qualify for government grant.


Full Course Fee: S$2,247 (includes 7% GST)

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For more information, kindly contact us at 6826 3100


This is an industry oriented programme and candidates should preferable possess the following:

• Diploma in any discipline and/or
• A minimum of 3 years working experience 
• Language proficiency is English, at GCE N' Level 

An applicant must be at least 18 years of age on admission to the programme.

Telephone: 65 6826 3100
Fax: 65 6826 3113

Terms & Conditions

1. All notice of withdrawal must be given in writing before the issuance of letter of confirmation. Once confirmation letter is sent to participant, no cancellation will be allowed or penalty charges will apply.
If notice of withdrawal is received:
- At least 1 week before commencement of the course, a 20% of the full course fee will be charged. For government-funded course, a 20% of full course fee before funding will be charged.
- Less than 1 week before commencement of the course, a 30% of the full course fee will be charged. For government-funded course, a 30% of full course fee before funding will be charged.
- No show on the scheduled date, a full course fee will be levied. For government-funded course, a full course fee before funding will be charged.

2. For all government-funded programmes (WSQ & Non-WSQ), funding is only applicable to:
- Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
- Participants who have achieved at least 75% attendance and sat for all required assessments

Full course fee will be charged to participants who fail to meet the above-mentioned criteria.

3. When a course is cancelled, fail to commence or fail to complete under unforeseen circumstances, participant is allowed to defer the intake at no cost or withdraw from the course; under such situation, a full refund of the advance payment will be given.

4. Notice of change in participant’s name must be given in writing, not less than 5 days before the course commencement date.

5. SMF CCL reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof.