Continuous Improvement

Lean Six Sigma tools and subjects, SPC, Yellow/Green/Black Belt certifications, Effective Communications, Train the Trainer, Resolving Conflict

Available Classes

This course offers an understanding of the basic tools used in LEAN Six Sigma Continuous Improvement strategies. Yellow Belt training covers some of the basic improvement methodologies and the metrics required to test and demonstrate their efficacy. Many organizations call on their “Certified Yellow Belts” to serve as a “Subject Matter Expert” (SME) and/or as an important team member on projects. By providing significant tools — concepts and methodologies — Yellow Belt Training enables students to increase both the role and value they bring to the larger processes and goals of their company.

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A key LEAN foundational concept which is central to a company’s “Continuous Improvement” program. It establishes the operational stability necessary for making and sustaining continuous improvements in manufacturing and business.

Location: A-B Tech Asheville Campus in the Advanced Manufacturing Center building in room 203

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Value Stream Mapping is a powerful and effective tool for quickly identifying strategic and tactical opportunities to eliminate waste from your business or manufacturing process. Derived from the gold standard or process management, the Toyota Production System and its Lean management principles. Value Stream Mapping teaches anyone delivering products or services “how to SEE” and rapidly analyze where their system “delivers” true value and where it does not. This course is for business owners, manufacturers, and process-flow responsible parties–anyone who must deliver results in a competitive market.

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This LEAN Six Sigma Green Belt training course provides hands-on participation in an extensive simulation of a substantive LEEAN Six Sigma project. The 88-hour (1 day/week) course training teaches and prepares individuals to implement the principles, practices, and techniques of LEAN Six Sigma in a support capacity on a Black Belt project team or leader on smaller projects. Green Belts are traditionally Lead process stakeholders and may also be assigned specific process-level improvement projects to conduct on their own–projects that normally do not require the statistical rigor demonstrated by a Black Belt. This course, however, provides a significant introduction to the statistical tools, graphical analysis, and data-collection strategies often only found in a Black Belt Class. The course will provide in-class use of Minitab statistical software.

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Understand the four links in the Supply Chain – Source, Make, Deliver, Return – and the data and processes that support the successful execution of these links. The emphasis will be on planning materials and other resources required to deliver products and services to your customer along with understanding the importance of accurate Bills of Material and inventory control.

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This course will discuss, in-depth, the ISO 9001:2015 QMS standard requirements, facilitate hands-on exercises, and provides guidance on how to audit to ISO 9001:2015 requirements.

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For more information, contact Page McCorkle, Associate Director for Business & Industry Services, at or (828) 398-7921.