Courses

Black Belt with EngineRoom.

Course includes Engine Room (ER) software with no additional fee. Participants may also use EXCEL SPC software which must be purchased separately.

The University of Alabama's Crimson Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is designed for individuals and their organizations seeking to improve their overall operational and financial performance by minimizing waste and improving customer satisfaction. This course is delivered in an online learning format which enables you to master the material on your own time and at your own pace.


October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, Online Program

Transactional Green Belt with EngineRoom is suitable for participants working within healthcare settings, higher educational institutions, and other service related environments.

The University of Alabama's Crimson Lean Six Sigma Transactional Green Belt is designed for individuals and their organizations seeking to improve their overall operational and financial performance by minimizing waste and improving customer satisfaction. This course is delivered in an online learning format which enables you to master the material on your own time and at your own pace.


October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020, Online Program

The online Kaizen Leader course develops skills needed to effectively plan and lead a Kaizen Event, i.e., a series of process improvement activities intended to extend over a period of 3-5 days. The course provides a flexible framework for planning, executing and reporting Kaizen activities. The course content includes essential lean tools and techniques to identify and eliminate process waste including: value stream mapping, continuous flow, takt time, kaizen, line balancing, quick changeover, and 5-S, among others.


Online session available to start anytime!
This first module creates a "base layer" of lean knowledge and instills a lean mindset company-wide. Lean 1 introduces the fundamentals of Lean, including: Foundational problem-solving; Sources of value and sources of waste; Process mapping basics; and Beginner's basics on tools such as 5-S, visual management, and standardized work. Learners who complete Lean 1 will understand the lean mindset and basic problem- solving.
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Lean 1-2 enables progressive training in problem solving using Lean methods, guiding the learner through introductory concepts to advanced topics with the use of commonly applied toolsets and critical thinking frameworks. By dividing the curriculum into two online modules, learners have access to the most appropriate coursework "just-in-time" as they may complete one or both modules depending on their needs.
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Lean 1-2-3 enables progressive training in problem solving using Lean methods, guiding the learner through introductory concepts to advanced topics with the use of commonly applied toolsets and critical thinking frameworks. By dividing the curriculum into three online modules, learners have access to the most appropriate coursework "just-in-time" as they may complete one, two, or all three modules depending on their needs.
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This module builds on the Lean 1 toolbox with detailed overviews and practice exercises in critical areas such as: Problem definition and Voice of the Customer (VOC) analysis; Value Stream Mapping; Data collection and measurement using MoreSteam's web-based EngineRoomr application; and Continuous flow. Learners who complete Lean 2 will be able to engage in basic problem solving, participating in or leading small projects or A3 sessions.
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This module adds more advanced tools to learners' problem-solving skills and engages them in critical data analysis processes using EngineRoomr software. Highlights of Lean 3 include: Cause and Effect Matrix, Histogram, and Trend Chart toolsets; Derivative performance metrics; Total Productive Maintenance; and Leader standard work. Learners who complete Lean 3 will be well equipped to frame problems with data and engage in data stratification and prediction during projects.
Online session available to start anytime!

This online course provides a comprehensive overview of Lean Enterprise tools and methods, which may be used to supplement a Six Sigma curriculum. Lean topics include value stream mapping, continuous flow, takt time, kaizen, line balancing, quick changeover, pull system, and 5-S, among others. Upon course completion, participants will be proficient in the fundamental tools and language of Lean and will have learned the skills to effectively guide and support process improvement activities.


Online session available to start anytime!