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Lean: Six Sigma Basics

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Course Description

This course, from the MIT Open Courseware Library, introduce Six Sigma, a valuable approach for improving process quality central to Lean thinking. It includes an active learning exercise in which students learn how to interpret a basic statistical process control chart.

In this course, you'll learn how to:

    • Recognize that Six Sigma is a valuable approach for improving process quality
    • Interpret a basic Statistical Process Control chart
    • Distinguish between process and specified control limits
    • Describe a capable process
    1.  Overview and Objectives - 4 minutes

      1. Overview
      2. What do you already know?
    2. Six Sigma - 5 minutes

      1. What is Six Sigma
      2. Defects and Six Sigma
      3. Statistical Process Control Chart
    3. Exercise: Process Control Charts - 8 minutes

      1. Exercise: Making a Process Control Chart
      2. Results
    4. DMAIC and Process Variations - 6 minutes

      1. DMAIC Process
      2. Process Variations
    5. Exercise: Process Monitoring - 8 minutes

      1. Exercise: Process Monitoring 
      2. Results
    6. Process Capability - 6 minutes

      1. Process Capability
      2. Non-Centered Distributions
      3. Cp versus Cpk
    7.  Wrap-up - 5 minutes

      1. Wrap-up
      2. What do You Know Now? 
    Earll Murman, Hugh McManus, Annalisa Weigel, and Bo Madsen. 16.660J Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods, January IAP 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed 2 Sep, 2015). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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                Dr. Hugh McManus

                Dr. Hugh McManus

                Dr. Hugh McManus applies modern process improvement techniques to product development, health care, and government processes. He has done pioneering work in application of lean techniques to product development with MIT’s Lean Advancement Initiative (LAI). He creates lean education and training materials, and disseminates them to both university curriculums and industry training programs, with LAI’s Educational Network (EdNet). He also participates in lean transformation efforts in industry and government.
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                Dr. Earll M. Murman

                Dr. Earll M. Murman

                Dr. Earll M. Murman served as Co-Director of the Lean Aerospace Initiative from 1995-2002 and as Head of MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics from 1990-1996. In addition to his 26 years in academia, his career includes 4 years at the Boeing Company, 6 years with Flow Research Co., and 3 years at NASA's Ames Research Center.
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