The Center for University Learning began offering training in Lean Six Sigma in April, 2007 in support of the Board of Regents Strategic Plan Goal Six: To Increase efficiency across campuses to promote effectiveness.
What is Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
'Lean manufacturing’ is a methodology focused on improving process speed and efficiencies while identifying and eliminating waste. 'Six Sigma’ is a business management strategy that seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in the business process. Combining Lean and Six Sigma results in a customer-focused, well-defined problem solving methodology that emphasizes data-driven decisions supported by analytical tools.
The Center for University Learning is working collaboratively with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics and the Business Process Improvement team to deliver this training to KSU Faculty and Staff.
Two levels of Lean Six Sigma training are offered currently:
- White Belt Certification - provides KSU Faculty and Staff with an overview of Lean Six Sigma and exposure to the Six Sigma problem- solving methodology (DMAIC). This training is delivered in (2) 3-hour sessions.
- Yellow Belt Certification - provides participants who have completed the KSU White Belt certification training with the skills necessary to execute a Lean Six Sigma project and present the project to KSU leadership as part of their graduation from this training program. The training is delivered in (3) 3-hour sessions; however, participants will spend additional hours (~9 hours) meeting with their LSS mentor and preparing to present their presentation.
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