Lean Six Sigma Fundamentals

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These training courses are Process and Result Oriented with strong Applied and Hands-on component.

SIX SIGMA seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by minimizing variability in business processes. A SIX SIGMA Controlled process will have just 3.4 defects per million.

It uses a set of quality management methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization as “Black Belts”, “Green Belts” etc, who are the experts in these methods.

Each SIX SIGMA project follows a defined sequence of steps called in short form DMAIC and has quantified targets.

Lean is a production practice that focuses on creating value, removing non value added activities called waste and optimizing logistics. Originally seven wastes were introduced by Ohno in Toyota and later the list was evolved to eight wastes in short form called DOWNTIME;(Defect, Overproduction, Waiting, Non utilized brain power, Transportation, Inventory, Motion, and Extra Processing)

In this course we have merged these two schools of thoughts and offer Lean Six Sigma Certification Courses.
We also offer executive level training workshops to equip the executives with decision making and portfolio management tools to manage effective Lean Six Sigma Implementation in their respective organizations.

Dates Available

June 1-2, 2017


8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


CAD $795.00 + HST


AAPS Training Center
200 Consumers Road, Suite 200, Toronto, Ontario, M2J 4R4
Tel: 416-502-2277

Distinguished Faculty

Morteza Zohrabi, MD, ASQ Six Sigma Master Black Belt, PMP
Global Value Expanders, Senior Partner

Morteza Zohrabi has been the lead director in the implementation of several mega projects in both the public and private sectors which include working with many cutting edge and prestigious organizations such as manufacturers, hospitals, universities and banks.

For the last 17 years, through the continued vision of Dr. Moteza and his Lean Six Sigma projects, millions of dollars have been saved. He has achieved outstanding results in reducing the backlogs and processing times and increasing productivity thus sustaining an ongoing track record of meeting the highest levels of performance and productivity.

In addition to being a Medical Doctor, he also maintains a Masters in Public Health, as well a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Quality Engineer/Auditor /Inspector by ASQ and Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) by National Association of Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) thereby providing him with a level of expertise that far exceeds the current market conditions.


Senior management commitment and support is the key for a successful Lean Six Sigma implementation. Choosing the right projects based on corporate priorities and main strategies require a good understanding of Lean Six Sigma capabilities and tollgates. Champions need to be trained and equipped well to align Lean Six Sigma projects with other key initiatives. They need to create and sustain the momentum in the organization required for a successful Lean Six Sigma implementation.

This course has been designed for the executives, engineers and senior staff, in the organizations that are involved or are investigating the potentials of applying Lean Six Sigma.

Course Outline

In this course, you’ll learn the skills needed to select and support key projects well aligned with organizational goals and strategies.

Also, you will learn the process to select effective Belt candidates and how to support the Lean Six Sigma governance structure, roles and responsibilities as well as watch out points at different stages of the projects.

We also cover the following topics:

  • Lean principles in the organization
    • Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools
    • Theory of constraints
  • Quality Basics
    • Terms, Concepts, and Principles (Quality, Systems and processes, Variation)
    • Benefits of integrated Quality, Safety, Cost & Morale approach
    • Quality Philosophies (Edward Deming 14 points, Juran Trilogy, James Woomack and Daniel Jones Six Sigma)
    • Value-added and non-value-added activities
  • Teams
    • Understanding Teams, Team Stages
    • Selecting team members
    • Conflict management
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Six Sigma Belts and methodology DMAIC and sequential tollgates
  • Define
    • Process Management for Projects (Process elements, Owners and stakeholders)
    • Define the problem
    • Stakeholders analysis
  • Measure
    • Process analysis
    • Basic statistics
    • Graphical methods (Run charts, Pareto charts)
  • Analyze
    • Basic Statistical Process Control
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Root cause analysis (Fish bone diagram, Five why technique etc.)
  • Improve
    • Improvement Tools
    • Solution design (Total solution vs. band aid solution, Prevention vs. inspection)
    • Planning
    • Customer feedback
  • Control
    • Implement and validate solutions
    • Risk management
    • Control plan

Who Should Attend

Executives, engineers and senior staff will benefit from this course and learn how to support and sustain the project achievements.

Registration Fee Includes

Presentation Materials, Luncheon, Refreshment and Free Parking

Note: Please indicate any special Dietary requirements when registering for the course

Certificate of Attendance and Course Material

  • All participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the course.
  • The participants will be receiving specially prepared course manual.