The primary objective of this two-week course is to equip you with the skills to effectively acquire, interpret, and act on information from a process or product.
The course doesn’t focus on the analysis of a given set of data; rather, it focuses on how to efficiently and effectively acquire the data to learn the most from the process. While the course does cover the basic concepts of Six Sigma, it goes beyond just DMAIC and statistical tools. It teaches you . . .
- How to design proactive sampling plans so that the amount of information in a set of data is increased without requiring large amounts of data
- The role of critical questioning to guide data acquisition and interpretation of results
- DOE planning—type and size of design, factor selection, level setting, etc.
- How to effectively acquire data in order to gain specific insights into direction for work
- How to appropriately choose between different methodologies based on the voice of the process to increase throughput, eliminate backlogs, and reduce costs (direct and indirect)
Cheryl Hild, Ph.D.
—faculty, the University of Tennessee Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science. A former senior associate with Six Sigma Associates (SSA), Cheryl has authored numerous articles and is co-author of the book The Power of Statistical Thinking: Improving Manufacturing Processes
Doug Sanders, Ph.D.
—faculty, Center for Executive Education, and president of Six Sigma Associates. Over the past 15 years, Doug has guided the global transformation of organizational processes in industrial and commercial organizations worldwide.
Allen Pannell, Ph.D. (ABD)
—faculty, Center for Executive Education, and an executive consultant specializing in process innovation and redesign, leadership, Six Sigma, strategic planning, and process management.
Charles M. Cwiek, M.S.
—distinguished lecturer in the University of Tennessee Department of Statistics, Operations, and Management Science. Charles specializes in the areas of industrial statistics, quality control methods, and process management. In April of 2000, the University of Tennessee's College of Business Administration awarded him the Allen H. Keally Outstanding Teaching Award.
Tony Cooper, Ph.D.
—engineer, Rensselaer, and statistician, University of Tennessee. This combination of skills along with his experience in a multitude of industrial situations yields a unique insight into processes. Cooper was a founder of Six Sigma Associates in 1994 and has mentored numerous process improvement projects.
Cost of the program includes . . .
- Most meals
- Single-room hotel lodging
- On-campus transportation
- Professional education credits, where applicable
Preferred pricing is available for multiple attendees from the same organization, current students and alumni of the Executive-Level MBA programs, and individuals who qualify for our General Services Agency (GSA) tuition rates. Note: if you qualify for GSA tuition rates, meals and lodging will be billed separately.
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