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Silicon Beach Training | Locations and Courses update

Written by Joseph Scott – Thu 25 May 2017

Brighton Beach

We are delighted to announce that we have expanded further across the United Kingdom to ensure that we can cover all your training requirements in your local area!

Some of our New Locations: 

  • Manchester
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Dublin
  • Milton Keynes

To see the full list of locations please visit the link below: 

Training Locations

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What do the Six Sigma Belt Levels Mean?

Written by Andy Trainer – Thu 09 Jan 2014

Green Belts and Black Belts? Similar to martial arts, Lean Six Sigma uses a coloured belt ranking terminology to define the level and function of Six Sigma practitioners.

But what do the levels mean?

In this guide I'm going to run through the Six Sigma belt levels to explain their role and function and how you can achieve each level.

This should help you when deciding what level of Lean Six Sigma Training different team members require to successfully run Lean Six Sigma projects.

To learn more about Six Sigma including the Belt levels, download our free eBook 'What is Six Sigma?'

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

What is Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

Yellow Belts are team members on Six Sigma projects. They need to understand the key processes and some of the basic Lean Six Sigma tools to work on a project but not to the level of Green Belt.

We run a 2-day Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course to enable Six Sigma team members to improve their understanding and awareness of Lean Six Sigma tools and processes.

Training team members to Yellow Belt level improves performance and reduces timescales on Six Sigma projects.

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Little's Law in Six Sigma

Written by Andy Trainer – Mon 04 Nov 2013

Little's law forms a part of queuing theory and has deep implications for the 'Improve' aspect of DMAIC within Lean Six Sigma. It calculates the average wait for a customer or item within a transactionary process.

On our Green Belt Six Sigma Training, you'll learn all about Little's law within the wider context of DMAIC and we've discussed using Six Sigma to improve queuing times before.

Little's Law Six Sigma

So what exactly is Little's law, how does it impact upon Six Sigma and why is it so useful and important?

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Lean Six Sigma: Using 5S in Non-Manufacturing Industries

Written by Andy Trainer – Wed 16 Oct 2013

Six Sigma was initially developed within the manufacturing industry as a means minimise deficits. Today it is used in all sorts of industries (and there's a high demand for it as a qualification), from healthcare to sales. Our various Six Sigma Courses have been attended by firefighters, insurers and civil servants, just to name a few!

One particular tenet though, 5S, seems rooted in Six Sigma's manufacturing history. How can 5S, an idea coined orginally coined to improve the factory floor, be applied outside of manufacturing?

We asked some experts for their views and received some fantastic feedback. Thanks to all who responded and here's what they had to say.

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Jack Welch and the History of Six Sigma

Written by Andy Trainer – Thu 26 Sep 2013

In no small part due to Jack Welch, ex-CEO of General Electric, Six Sigma is now considered a staple of good business practice with over half of all Fortune 500 companies employing the methodology

This was not always the case.

Although developed and used in manufacturing by firms like Motorola in the 1980s, it took for Jack Welch and General Electric’s adoption of the principles to really spark US and global interest in Six Sigma.

For that reason, Jack Welch has played a pivotal role in its development and building reputation.

So why exactly did his use of Six Sigma make all the difference?

On our range of Six Sigma Training Courses, you’ll learn about the modern day uses and how it can benefit your business.

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