CAMLS Short Course Series

Six Sigma

Course Description

This course covers the core concepts and tools of six sigma process improvement methodology. This course includes statistical quality control, process capability index, measurement system analysis, statistical and management tools, design of experiments, and DMAIC project implementation. The trainee will be able to:

  • Describe quality level of a process statistically

  • Evaluate capability of a process in statistical quality control

  • Use control charts and other statistical tools to monitor quality events

  • Use statistical and management tools to identify root causes and potential solutions

  • Carry out DMAIC projects to continuously improve process performance


Who should attend* the course?

  • Company executives

  • Business managers and directors

  • R&D Staff

  • Enterprise process engineers

  • All levels of engineering functions

* Understanding of basic statistics is recommended.


Outline (subject to change)

Session 1 Six Sigma Overview

  • What is Six Sigma

  • The Six Sigma Methodology

Session 2 Statistics Boot Camp

  • Statistics, Data, and Variation

  • Inferential Statistics

  • Probability Distributions

Session 3 Six Sigma Quality

  • 3.4 DPMO

  • Capability Index: Cp and Cpk

Session 4 Process and Product Improvement

  • Process Improvement: DMAIC

  • Design for Six Sigma: DMADV

Session 5 DMAIC: Define

  • From VOC to CTQ

  • Project Identification

  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD)

Session 6 Six Sigma Measures and Basic Tools

  • Six Sigma Measures

  • Standard Deviation Estimates

  • Basic Tools for Management, Planning, and Quality Control

Session 7 DMAIC: Measure

  • Control Charts

  • Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Session 8 DMAIC: Analyze

  • Data Visualization

  • Hypothesis Tests

  • Causal Analysis: Correlation & Regression

Session 9 DMAIC: Improve & Control

  • Design of Experiments

  • DMAIC Project Simulation

  • Control Phase

Session 10 Project Implementation and Sustainability

  • Challenges, Guidelines, and Six Sigma Culture


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