Chapter Tutorial Program (CTP)


Chapter Tutorial Programs (CTP's) are one-day technical events hosted by local chapters that feature a single instructor on a topic that is suited to that particular region. The purpose is to address the latest information or most recent issues on a specific technology.

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Cancellation Policy: Registration fees will be refunded (less a $75 processing fee) if written notice is postmarked two weeks prior to the event date. Cancellations received within two weeks prior to event date will not be refunded to cover costs incurred.

Upcoming Chapter Tutorial Programs

October 30 - 31, 2014
LA/Orange County Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Chapter Tutorial Program

LA/Orange County Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Chapter Tutorial Program

Instructor: Albert Clary, TheSixSigmaWay
October 30 & 31, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Paradigm Contract Manufacturing LLC
11562 Knott Street, Unit 13-14
Garden Grove, CA 92841-1843
PH - 714-889-7074
FAX - 714-893-1801

Members $400 (US)
Non-Members $475 (US) (A one-year individual SMTA membership is included in the non-member price)
LA/Orange County Chapter Officers $200

This 2-Day Course includes a FREE Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification!

Great Value! Half the cost of a tutorial at SMTA International and offered right in your backyard. Lunch each day, coffee breaks, course handouts, and a certificate of completion are all included in the cost, along with instruction by one of our best!

Lean six sigma methodology continues to gain popularity in various sectors. It is well documented that the tools of lean and six sigma had been used successfully to save companies and other organizations, large and small, millions of dollars and to realize breakthrough improvements in quality and cycle time. Surface mount technology companies regularly use lean six sigma tools that include value stream mapping, 5S, Pareto charts, fishbone diagrams, house of quality, and DOE.
Nowadays, professionals are required to have at least some lean six sigma training. For instance, TheSixSigmaWay had trained professionals from the electronics industry, aerospace, healthcare, banking, hospitality, military, agriculture sector, and state and federal governments.
Attendees of This lean six sigma yellow belt class will receive a complete overview of the five Lean Six Sigma phases (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) with emphasis on the Define and Measure phases. An understanding of the focus differences between Lean and Six Sigma, their history, and their primary objectives. Key tools used for both Lean and Six Sigma will be discussed; however, only tools from the Define and Measure phases will be comprehensive.

PLEASE NOTE: White Belt Certification is not a Prerequisite for this course.

Course Objectives:
Attendees will understand:

Define Phase – Day 1

  • Understanding Six Sigma
  • Understanding LEAN
  • Six Sigma Fundamentals
  • Selecting Projects : Voice Of Customer (VOC)
  • Process Mapping : Macro and Micro Level
  • Pareto Charting
  • LEAN concepts : Elements of Waste
  • Wrap Up and Action Items

    Measure Phase – Day 2

  • Introduction to Process Discovery
  • Introduction to Six Sigma Statistics
  • Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Cause and Effect (Ishikawa Fishbone)
  • X Y Matrix
  • Process Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (PFMEA)
  • Process Capability - Cpk
  • Wrap Up and Action items

    Analyze Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Improve Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Control Phase

  • Overview of concepts discussed on Day 1
  • Details covered in the Green Belt Class

    Who Should Attend:
    This course is intended for all levels of business operation personnel who are concerned about and wish to become familiar and comfortable with Lean Six Sigma and obtain a yellow belt certification. This course will be of benefit to all levels of business operations. White Belt Certification is not a prerequisite for this course.

    About the Instructor:
    Albert Clary is an experienced Master Black Belt who has been involved with teaching and deploying lean six sigma for over 15 years. He has held various engineering, management and teaching positions at companies including Nortel and Hewlett Packard.

    He is knowledgeable in areas such as:

  • Manufacturing process metrics and controls
  • Marketing process metrics and controls
  • Call center operational metrics and controls
  • Network operations metrics and controls
  • Continuous Improvement tool set (DMAIC/PDSA/DFSS/DOE)
  • Complex statistical analysis
  • Data mining on large complex data sets
  • High impact market research
  • Albert holds a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and an MBA, in addition to various certifications, including lean six sigma black belt and master black belt.

    Contact Karen Frericks at 952-920-7682 with questions.

    Registrations are being taken through the SMTA Online Registration System.