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Continuous Improvement: Lean and Six Sigma

Six Sigma Yellow Belt | COE-SS001

Date: Course schedule to be announced
Course Length: 2-Days (16 hours)
Course Fee: TBD

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The  Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a two-day program that provides an overview of the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies.  Six Sigma Yellow Belt training provides an introduction to process management and the basic tools of Six Sigma, giving employees a stronger understanding of processes, enabling each individual to provide meaningful assistance in achieving the organization’s overall objectives.  Trained Yellow Belts are capable of participating as a core team member or subject matter expert (SME) on Six Sigma projects.

Since we are training multiple groups, the recommendation is that two groups receive Day 1 of the training back to back and then Day 2 of the training at a later date.  This gives groups enough time to implement a project assigned on Day 1 and enhances the training experience.  However, this is at the discretion of Telephonics.


The GBMP  Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification is a two-day program that provides an overview of the techniques of Six Sigma, its metrics, and basic improvement methodologies.  Six Sigma Yellow Belt training provides an introduction to process management and the basic tools of Six Sigma, giving employees a stronger understanding of processes, enabling each individual to provide meaningful assistance in achieving the organization’s overall objectives. Trained Yellow Belts are capable of participating as a core team member or subject matter expert (SME) on Six Sigma projects.  

What you will learn:

  • The effectiveness of employees in their support role within a Six Sigma program
  • Personal buy-in for Six Sigma projects and methods
  • Day-to-day skills that can help improve workplace activities (increasing potential to cut cycle times, improve quality, and reduce waste)
  • Yellow Belts understand the fundamentals of Six Sigma, are able to gather data, can participate in problem-solving exercises and add their personal experiences to the exploration process. Not only do Yellow Belts gain the skills necessary to identify, monitor and control profit-eating practices in their own processes, they are also prepared to feed that information to Black Belts and Green Belts working on larger system issues. Certified Yellow Belts improve their ability to make a positive contribution in the workplace and add a valuable credential to their list of professional achievements.

What you will learn:

The Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training course is appropriate for all levels within an organization.  

Course Outline/Topics:

  • What are Lean and Six Sigma?
  • The Structure of Six Sigma (DMAIC process) and the Yellow Belt’s role
  • Understanding and Developing the SIPOC Diagram
  • How to calculate the Cost of Poor Quality (COPQ)
  • Basic Statistics
  • Lean Concepts
  • Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping
  • C&E Matrix
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
  • Prioritizing with Data (Pareto Chart)
  • Standardized Work
  • Error proofing (or Poka Yoke)
  • TWI overview
  • Understanding the Control Plan

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