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Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma

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All organizations strive to improve efficiency and reduce waste, i.e. become 'lean' enterprises. This course provides students with the core concepts related to managing lean organizations and implementing Six Sigma.

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Course Information

AIAG’s Supply Chain Management team, in conjunction with Wayne State University, is now offering a five day seminar-style course, Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.  Using a variety of methods – including hands-on exercises and guest lecturers – students will learn core concepts related to managing lean organizations and implementing Six Sigma. Topics covered include lean principles, process capability, value stream mapping, process improvement, and six sigma implementation.  The course also includes guest lecturers who share their unique, industry-based experiences with lean and six-sigma tools and concepts.


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Course Material: Course Material information will be provided on your confirmation document upon completion of registration – if you have more specific questions, please contact customer service at 877-275-2424

Designed for working professionals, the Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma course takes place at Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit, Michigan – though you don’t need to be a WSU student to participate.
It is helpful, however, though not required, for participants to have some prior exposure to manufacturing systems and processes, or a background in supply chain management, quality management, manufacturing finance or a
related business field.

At the end of the week, participants should have a greater understanding of the following:

• How a poor process consumes capacity and capabilit
• How to use Excel for basic analysis.
• Basic tools used to drive process improvement
• The fundamental strengths and weaknesses of Six Sigma
• The basics of the lean production systems
• The complexity of 5S programs
• How successful companies make Lean Six Sigma an important part of their overall competitive strategy

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