Lean Tools and FMEA in Six Sigma

Candidates seeking Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification and any other individuals involved in quality and process improvement at the organizational or departmental level


Expected Duration
68 minutes

Lean is a continuous improvement initiative that streamlines processes and improves overall performance by identifying and eliminating waste and non-value-added activities. This course shows you how to use Lean tools, such as 5S, the eight wastes, and value stream analysis to identify and eliminate waste in service and manufacturing processes. You will also learn how to conduct a Failure Mode and Effects analysis (FMEA), which is a technique used to identify potential failures in a process and assess the risk they pose. This course is aligned to the ASQ Body of Knowledge and is designed to assist Yellow Belt candidates toward their certification and also to become productive members on their Six Sigma project teams.


Process Analysis Tools

  • match Lean concepts and tools with their corresponding descriptions
  • recognize activities associated with 5S
  • identify the characteristics of an effective value analysis
  • recognize examples of waste
  • identify activities carried out during a value stream analysis
  • recognize how to use Lean tools to identify and eliminate waste

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • identify characteristics of failure modes and effects analysis
  • match types of FMEA with corresponding descriptions
  • assign severity, occurrence, and detection ratings to a failure mode
  • calculate percentage reduction in RPN
  • use an FMEA worksheet to analyze a process
  • use FMEA to identify and prioritize potential failures in a process





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