The Science of Lean Six Sigma Operations

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Program Description

The Science of Lean Six Sigma Operations

Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Generate a sustainable advantage in cost, quality, speed, and customer service to achieve world-class performance. Using real-world case studies, group workshops, and animated computer simulation models, you explore a framework for diagnosing, improving, and designing effective processing systems and for identifying leverage points with the greatest impact on the bottom line.

This framework includes the Business Process Flow Paradigm which examines an organization as a collection of business flows with a critical link between operational drivers and strategic success. We analyze a set of "laws" representing the core science of lean operation--which describe the underlying behavior of manufacturing and service systems, including the fundamental relationships between performance measures such as throughput, work-in-progress, flow time, and process variability.

Taken together, these tools provide a firm scientific foundation for the practice of lean six sigma operations.

Program Content

  • The Strategic Role of Operations
  • The Business Process Flows Framework
  • The Toyota Production System
  • Analyzing Process Flows
  • Science of Lean and Six Sigma
  • Basic Process Dynamics
  • Variability Basics
  • The Corrupting Influence of Variability
  • Push and Pull Production

Key Benefits


During this course, you will:

  • Link day-to-day operational details to business strategies
  • Analyze process flows to target improvement efforts
  • Focus on operating policies that represent key leverage points with
    respect to the bottom line
  • Work with your systems natural tendencies to develop customized
    policies for your environment
  • Identify strategies for increasing throughput, shortening cycle time,
    reducing variability, and improving qualityy
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2016
Duration
Duration
3 days
Part time
Price
Price
3,500 USD
Information
Deadline
Start date Sept. 2016
Place
USA Evanston, Illinois
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Duration 3 days
Price 3,500 USD