Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Skills Training

Virtual Online Sessions Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Skills Training

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The Six Sigma Yellow Belt skills training is a 12-hour training program providing an overall insight into the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies.  

Learning Objectives:

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt develops team understanding and effectiveness in supporting  Six Sigma projects throughout a facility. The program builds day-to-day workplace activities resulting in reduction of cycle times, improved quality, and less waste.
Yellow Belt Covers the Following Topics:
• What is Lean Six Sigma?
• Understanding and Developing the SIPOC Diagram
• Process Mapping (the 6-foot view)
• C&E Matrix
• Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
• Basic Statistics
• Data Analysis, Tools and Graphing
• Controlling the Process

Lean Six Sigma combines the efficiencies of Lean with a highly data-driven component that spotlights quantifiable results.

Who is this training for?

Supervisors, leads and Quality Assurance personnel.


Training consists of 12 hours of virtual classroom meetings plus homework assignments. The classes will be held virtually in 2-hour increments; in addition, there will be a total of 6 hours of homework review. Each attendee who has successfully completed the class and have met the requirements will receive a certificate. 

DMAIC Process:

Define - What is the problem? What is the objective?
Measure - How big is the problem? What is the current performance vs customer requirements?
Defining our process map, identifying critical inputs and outputs, validating the measurement system, defining our baseline performance and capability. Lean Value stream mapping tools are used here.
Analyze - What are the root causes of the problem? 
Identify and prioritize all the inputs impacting the critical output variables.  Process understanding of the impact of the inputs on the outputs. 
Improve - What can we do to address the root causes? 
Determine a solution to solve the problem. Mathematical modeling - DOE and Regression. Depending on the problem it may be process standardization, standard work, a LEAN solution, or a risk assessment.
Control - Are the improvements providing sustained results? Has the improved process transitioned to the process owner? 


THURSDAYS, 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.  -  SESSION FULL

Sept 8 to October 13, 2022


FRIDAYS, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 am. CT. - SESSION FULL

Sept 9-Oct 14, 2022


$750 per person. Includes all training materials.

Two participants are required from each company to work together on out-of-class projects/assignments.

 Registrations are non-refundable, and must be paid prior to start of class.  

The Instructors

Kate Chepeleff

Kate Chepeleff

Classroom Leader and Project Coach
CITEC Business Solutions

Kate Chepeleff is a project/process engineer with more than 20 years of engineering experience in heavy industry and manufacturing with leading companies including Corning and Alcoa. She is a certified Lean Green Belt and Six Sigma Black Belt with strong communication skills applied across many levels of an organization. She is recognized for her leadership on transformational team-based initiatives, continuous improvement expertise, and as a results-driven change agent. Kate has a solid background in training program development and delivery.

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Brad Blair

Brad Blair

Industrial Liason Officer, Nebraska MEP

Brad has 25 years of Manufacturing Engineering and QA Manager Experience along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology.

As a Manufacturing Engineer Brad led and participated in many LEAN initiatives including Value Stream Mapping/Current and Future State Projects/Root Cause Analysis utilizing Six Sigma Green Belt methods. Employing CAD software(’s) Brad designed Jigs and Fixtures for Quick Change and Poka Yoke solutions along with Plant layout for flow and efficiency.

Brad believes in Employing a principal of “Attacking the Process and not the Individual” while encouraging Employee participation for a more comprehensive outcome.

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