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Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints
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White Belt Training

Our White Belt training course will provide your Key Leadership with an understanding of the time-tested principles of LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints, and how they are inter-related in providing the most effective transformation to Process Improvement. X-Stream Leadership Group training uses an interactive set of tools and exercises to drive home this message. In the one-day White Belt Course, the level of detail is designed to ensure you develop a basic understanding of the fundamentals of LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints. We will work with your team to develop specific examples from your business and tailor the exercises and scenarios for your organization.

For the past several years Process Improvement community has been divided into three distinct camps; LEAN – as defined by Womack and Jones and based on the Toyota Production System; Six Sigma – as defined by Motorola, Allied Signal and General Electric; and the Theory of Constraints – defined by Eli Goldratt and used by the U.S. Navy (among others).

It is the opinion of X-Stream Leadership Group that true continuous process improvement is a combination of all three. However, the underlying law of Continuous Improvement (CI) must be LEAN principles must be implemented first! It makes no sense to optimize a system bottleneck or remove systemic variation from a process that contains waste. That course of action will certainly cause sub-optimization at the enterprise level Value Stream and, most assuredly, waste time and money in the effort with little or no long-term improvements sustained by the organization.

X-Stream Leadership Group will show during the one-day White Belt Course how these principles are utilized to develop a new process that meets delivery schedules, produces defect-free output, and delivers the lowest cost to ensure the greatest possible ROI.

Once the first principle is fully explained, the training moves into the structure used to support the principles of Customer Value, Value Stream, Flow, Pull, and Perfection. We also fully integrate and implement the DMAIC process of Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.

TheX-Stream Leadership Group training course also discusses what will be required of your leadership team to implement, support, drive, and fully sustain process improvements.

There are multiple reasons for any organization to push for the cultural change required to achieve a waste-free, variation-free system of work. Any organizational change will become less strenuous if the leadership team understands both the personal and professional motivation to make change happen and why people resist that change. To this end, we integrate the methodology of Rick Maurer, using his text “Why Don’t You Want What I Want?” Mr. Maurer is the leading practitioner in the United States for understanding the resistance to change and implementing successful change strategies.

This final section of the training will discuss an extremely important topic, “Roles and Responsibilities”. The roles and responsibilities include the following:

Green Belt roles
Black Belt roles
Team Leader roles
Sponsor or Process Owner roles
Executive Champion roles

Certification:
Once the training has concluded, a short, open book exam will be given to all participants. Upon successful completion of the exam, White Belt Certification will be conferred upon participants by the presentation of a diploma.

Conclusion:
The entire day is set in the Adult Based Learning Style which provides for all learning styles including visual, auditory, reflective, and kinetic. X-Stream Leadership Group advocates participatory training, so the audience is encouraged to ask questions, share experiences or provide feedback during the entire day. There is also a specific time at the end of the session for additional questions and concerns as we do an exercise described as the Plus/Delta. In this open forum, the participants are encouraged to assist us in learning what part(s) of the training they enjoyed most or received the most value from, as well as how we can kick it up a notch for the next presentation. In addition, X-Stream Leadership Group provides feedback forms to every class member and uses the comments and ratings gathered to continually improve their training – using our tools on our own process.

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