What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is a process method that requires a collaborative team effort to help improve the performance of a business or organisation by systematically removing waste and reducing costs and variations.
What is the difference between Lean and Six Sigma?
While both Lean and Six Sigma have ultimately the same goal, the main difference between Lean and Six Sigma is that they identify the root cause of waste differently.
How is Lean Six Sigma different from other problem-solving processes?
Lean Six Sigma is perfect for businesses and organisations that are looking to streamline their processes and offer as much value to the customer as possible. It focuses on improving customer satisfaction and bottom-line results by reducing variation, waste, and cycle time, while promoting the use of work standardization and flow, thereby creating a competitive advantage.
What can be expected from a Lean Six Sigma training course?
Thornley Group provide services that cater for the small, medium and large enterprise. Whether you are a service organisation or a manufacturing organisation, we can provide expert consultancy and training in Lean and Six Sigma that will drive your business performance forward.
Are you an accredited Six Sigma provider?
Yes we are. We are one of the few in Australia who are fully IASSC accredited.
Do you offer Lean Six Sigma training and certification?
Yes. We offer both lean six sigma training and certification from yellow belt to all the way to black belt.
Do you offer training in my area?
We offer training across Australia with online training and in person in all major capital cities.
What is a Black Belt?
In short, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is an improvement team and project leader, often with the authority to deliver large-scale process improvements and administer teams of Green and Yellow Belts.
What is a Green Belt?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is the intermediate level of Lean Six Sigma certification. Green Belts are able to lead projects and assist Black Belts with their roles in managing data and analysis.
What is a Yellow Belt?
While Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt classes are an effective introduction to Six Sigma and Lean concepts, the course is primarily designed to provide a mid-level understanding of the tools and techniques involved. For that reason, Yellow Belt courses are most effective when they are delivered to professionals with a dedicated interest in process improvement.
Can your training be customized for my organisation?
Yes. Whatever your organisation, we can cater to your needs.
Do you offer online courses?
Yes. We offer online courses for all of our certification courses.
Can I obtain my Black Belt before my Green Belt?
Due to the high-level nature of the Black Belt course, it can only be delivered to those who already hold a Green Belt certification.
How long does the training take to complete?
This is all dependant on what course you decide to do, but it can take anywhere from two to five days to complete.
What is required for Yellow Belt certification?
While Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt courses deliver in-depth instruction on the relevant tools and methodologies, there are no prerequisites for becoming a Yellow Belt. Anyone who would like to better their management skills or pursue further education in the process improvement field is welcome to attend a Yellow Belt course.
What is required for Green Belt certification?
You do not need to have prior knowledge or training in Lean Six Sigma to undertake a Green Belt course. You may bypass the Yellow Belt training certification and directly undertake a Green Belt certification.
What is required for Black Belt certification?
If you wish to undertake the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course, you must be Green Belt certified as a pre-requisite.