Free Lean Six Sigma Course

Posted on March 1, 2012 by


Check out the great free Lean Six Sigma course from MIT.

Get access to the full course here.

This course introduces the fundamental Lean Six Sigma principles that underlay modern continuous improvement approaches for industry, government and other organizations. Lean emerged from the Japanese automotive industry, particularly Toyota, and is focused on the creation of value through the relentless elimination of waste. Six Sigma is a quality system developed at Motorola which focuses on elimination of variation from all processes. The basic principles have been applied to a wide range of organizations and sectors to improve quality, productivity, customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, time-to-market and financial performance.

Recommended books:

The start of your Lean journey

Lecture Notes (PDF – 1.2 MB)

Dick Lewis guest lecture

Lecture Notes (PDF – 1 MB)

Lean thinking

Lecture Notes (PDF)
S & A Hot Dogs: drawing a process map (PDF)

Value stream mapping fundamentals

Lecture Notes (PDF)

New Balance® plant tour

Lecture Notes (PDF)
Plant tour notes (PDF)

Lego® simulation

Paper (PDF)
Presentation (PDF)

Lean supply chain basics

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Lean engineering basics

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Variability simulation

Lecture Notes (PDF)
Variability simulation spreadsheet (XLS)
Instructions (PDF)

Quality tools and topics 1

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Quality tools and topics 2

Lecture Notes (PDF)

Ida Gall guest lecture

Ida Gall biography (PDF)

People: the heart of Lean

Lecture Notes (PDF – 1.1 MB)
Individual values exercise (PDF)

Implementing Lean

Lecture Notes (PDF)
Transition to Lean roadmap (PDF)

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