Denmark, Aarhus

Design of Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise

when 4 July 2011 - 29 July 2011
duration 4 weeks
credits 9.9 ECTS

Integrated Design for Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise approaches provide a highly structured strategy for acquiring, assessing, and activating customer, competitor, and enterprise intelligence that lead to superior product, system or enterprise innovations and designs that provide the organization with a sustainable competitive advantage. Useful background for this course includes exposure to introductory statistical methods and quality management principles.Course offered by Department of Business studies, Aarhus School of Business, AU.

Course leader

Rick Egdeman, University of Idaho

Target group

As Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise approaches are applied in a team environment and integrates knowledge and strategies from quality management, engineering, business, and statistics it is helpful but not entirely necessary to understand basic vocabulary from each of these areas and, also, to have experience working in teams. All students should have had an introductory statistics course, should have a strong process-orientation, and should generally be customer-focused.

Course aim

Upon successful completion of the course participants will understand and will have applied Six Sigma’s DMADV approach, or its DMAIC approach, or a hybrid of these two to a meaningful project. Student knowledge will well-approximate that described in the Black Belt Body of Knowledge as provided by the American Society for Quality and will appreciate the synergy between Six Sigma and Lean Enterprise approaches. Among the skills and tools those successfully completing the course will become familiar with are TRIZ; idea generation, organization, prioritization, and deployment; quality function deployment; creativity tools; lean enterprise methods; benchmarking; and failure modes and effects analysis.

Fee info

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