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Announcing the CICS Fall 2020 Training Schedule

In the pursuit of excellence, CI Consulting Services LLC offers several upcoming public classes featuring Lean Practitioner Certification and Six Sigma Green Belt, starting in September 2020 Both classes are interactive, hands-on workshops, simultaneously learning and using the principles of Lean.  Participants will be working on actual real-time projects that address the needs of their organizations and will receive comprehensive classroom instruction as well as personal project coaching.

Lean Practitioner Certification Course starts October 1-2. This course enables you to use Lean thinking and tools to have a positive impact on your workplace.  It includes classroom learning, small group exercises, a project to complete and project coaching to walk you through applying new concepts to your company issues. 

The only requirement for this course is the desire to make things better.

For course details including class dates and agendas click here

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course starts October 28-29.  Six Sigma Green Belt is a 10 day certification course with project coaching focused on using data-driven tools using the DMAIC methodology.  Green Belts are typically part-time and execute projects related to their current responsibilities.  Using the DMAIC methodology and coaching sessions, participants will complete a company project during training to both provide an ROI for the organization and to give people practice in the tools they are learning. 

While previous Lean knowledge is helpful it is not necessary for this class to be a positive learning experience.

For course details including class dates and agendas click here

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course starts Jan 6-7, 2021.  Black Belts start by taking Green Belt and then executing multiple projects to hone their understanding of Green Belt tools.  Black Belt is a 10 day certification course with proejct coaching focused on advanced statistical tools and advanced project management concepts.  Black Belts are able to take on projects that include multiple departments or organizations.  They learn such statistical concepts as ANOVA and Design of Experiments (DOE), which enable effective and efficient experimentation to find the best settings to run a process. 

For course details includes class dates and agendas click here

Whether you are new to the concept of Lean or are an active Lean practitioner, our courses are designed help you apply the principles of Lean every day, and confidently begin your journey of Continuous Improvement.

We look forward to seeing you in class!

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course Description

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Details

Participants will learn to understand and combat variation in everyday processes following the DMAIC methodology.  They will learn project management tools to:

Define and scope a project

Measure data to describe the problem faced

Analyze the data to drive to root cause

Improve the situation through use of Lean tools

Control the gains generated throughout the project

Typically the ROI of the training project exceeds the course fees several times over - many projects can return $30-50K of savings or more depending on project selection..  We guarantee a postiive ROI in savings as well as developing your people to achieve a higher level of performance. 

This course is recommended for staff in production, engineering, finance, project management, administration, and others at all levels who want to make a measurable difference in the ongoing growth of the company.

2021 Schedule and Dates

For Public Courses the sequence is 2 class days every 3 weeks with (3) 1.5 hour coaching sessions per project team.

Course session dates as follows:

 BB Session 1    Jan 6-7 Days 1-2 Green Belt Review
 BB Coaching 1   Jan 15 How Do I Start My Project?
 BB Session 2 Jan 28-29 Days 3-4 Hypothesis Testing
 BB Session 3 Feb 17-18 Days 5-6 T-tests, P-tests, ANOVA
 BB Coaching 2 Feb 26 I've Got Data, Now What?
BB Session 4 Mar 3-4 Days 7-8 ANOVA and DOE
BB Session 5 March 24-25 Days 9-10 DOE competition and Wrapup
BB Coaching 3   April 2 How Do I Close My Project?
Final report-out  April 23 Presentation to Sponsor and Leadership

 

 

 
 

Cost :

$4,300 per person.  Including all items except software.  15% discount for 3 or more people from the same company

Included in the course:

Project coaching throughout

All templates and files used in the training

Electronic copies of all slides used in the course

Hands-on exercises

Statistical software

Software Options: 

Minitab options available.include 1-year license or perpetual license.  Call for details

Note:  Both QI Macros and Minitab supported in class, although for Design of Experiments Minitab is the software used.

More info:

Course location will be rotated among participant sites, as appropriate.  This enables all participants to experience several different plant environments and to get a better feel for other projects in the class.  See the FAQ for more information, which you can access by clicking here.  

Lean Practitioner Course Description

Using Lean thinking and practice helps organizations become both innovative and competitive, which in turn allows them to become sustainable. Many Lean initiatives fail because people do not know where to start or how to sustain improvements.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize where and how to apply lean principles to increase value and eliminate waste in your daily work
  • Resolve business challenges by using scientific thinking, PDCA-based problem solving
  • Identify work activities as being “value-added” or “non-value-added” and understand how they affect workflow
  • Understand that Lean Transformation includes value, work, people, management systems, Lean leadership and basic thinking

Whether you are new to the concept of utilizing Lean or are a team member who is going to be working on Lean projects in the workplace, this course will help you learn the foundation that Lean is built on. The course will also show you how you can apply Lean techniques by utilizing some of the most common tools so you can confidently begin your journey with applying Lean to improve processes. The only prerequisite required for this course is the desire to make things better.

Lean Practitioner Class Schedule & Agenda April 2020

  Session 1    

October 1-2

  Introduction to Lean.  Change Management.  

  A3 and Mapping the Process - Current State

  Session 2

October 15-16

  Mapping the Process - Future State.  Defining the Target   Conditions.

  Project Coaching 

  Session 3

November 4-5

  Root Cause Analysis, Data Collection and Graphical Analysis. 

  Kata for the Real World and Teaming

  Session 4

November 19-20

  6S Implementation and Cellular Flow.  

 Standard Work and DISC

  Session 5

December 10

  Equipment Focus:  SMED and TPM

  Session 6

January 8, 2021

  Project Report-out.

Cost :

$2,750 per person.  10% discount for 3 or more people from the same company

Included in the course:
Project coaching throughout
All templates and files used in the training
Electronic copies of all slides used in the course
Hands-on exercises

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course Description

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Course Details

Participants will learn to understand and combat variation in everyday processes following the DMAIC methodology.  They will learn project management tools to:
 Define  goals and scope of the project
 Measure  data to describe the problem faced
 Analyze  the data to drive to root cause
 Improve  the situation through use of Lean tools
 Control  the gains generated through the project

Note:  Some details of key tools used by phase below

Typically the ROI of the training project exceeds the course fees several times over - many projects can return $30-50K of savings.  We guarantee a positive ROI in savings as well as developing your people to achieve a higher level of performance.  This course is recommended for staff in production, engineering, finance, project management, administration, and others atl levels, and others who want to make a measurable difference in the ongoing growth of the company.

Click here to access the October 2020 welcome letter.

 

If no classes are currently scheduled you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to indicate your interest with no obligation.  You do not need to pay to be on the waiting list - it just shows your interest in finding out when the next class will be held
                         
                            October 2020 Schedule of classes
Note:  Coaching sessions require only 1.5 hours per project team during each session - NOT the entire time scheduled 

  Session 1 

October 28-29

  Days 1-2 - Define

  Coaching 1  

November 5

  Coaching 1 - How Do I Start My Project?

  Session 2

November 18-19

  GB Days 3-4 - Measure

  Session 3

December 2-3

  GB Days 5-6 - Measure and Analyze

  Coaching 2

December 11

  GB Coaching 2 - I’ve Got Data, Now What?

  Session 4

December 16-17

  GB Days 7-8 - Analyze and Improve

  Session 5

January 6-7

  GB Days 9-10 - Improve and Control

Coaching 3

January 14

Coaching 3 - How Do I Close My Project?

Report-out

February 4

Final report-out



Cost :
$3,500 per person.  Including all items except software.  10% discount for 3 or more people from the same company
Included in the course:
Project coaching throughout
All templates and files used in the training
Electronic copies of all slides used in the course
Hands-on exercises
Statistical software
Software Options: 
QI Macros for Excel $249 for perpetual license single copy.  Discounts for multiple copies.
Minitab options available.  Call for details
Note:  Both QI Macros and Minitab supported in class
More info:
This course  uses an Excel add-in (QI Macros) or Minitab.  Course location will be rotated among participant sites, as appropriate.  This enables all to experience several different plant environments and to get a better feel for other projects in the class.  See the FAQ for more information, which you can access by clicking here.  You can access the welcome letter for the January 2020 class by clicking here.  If you cannot access Google Drive then please let us know and we can send out the letter directly.
Key DMAIC tools used in the course include:
 Definition Tools for Projects  Problem Statement and Objective; SIPOC
 Measure Tools  Measurement Systems Analysis (Gage R&R); Baseline Process Capability; Value Stream Mapping
 Analyze Tools  Root Cause Analysis – Fishbone Diagrams; Graphical Analysis of Data; Basic Statistics
 Improve Tools  Lean tools including 5S, Standard Work, Cellular Flow, TPM, Setup Reduction, Piloting Solutions
 Control Tools  Control Plans; Audits
 
 

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About Us

About Us

 CI Consulting Services consists of a team of Lean Masters and Six Sigma Master Black Belts who all come out of industry in technical roles in a variety of positions.  These industries have ranged from consumer goods, electronics, defense, medical device, and healthcare.

As people who worked on the shop floor on a daily basis, we understand that a seemingly simple change in product or process can become complicated by what seem to be minor details - details we understand can be critical to the success of the change.

We also understand the importance of good office processes, sometimes known as transactional processes.  This includes things like order entry, production scheduling, purchasing, quality documentation, engineering drawings and engineering changes.  Without a good support system of processes and documentation from the office, operations people are fighting an uphill battle to produce quality products on time and profitably.

As people who have worked extensively in manufacturing, we also understand that without engaging the employees in developing and supporting countermeasures, the best solutions in the world will not produce the desired results.  As a consequence, when we consult or train, getting the employees engaged is extremely important to the results obtained.

As an example, any time we do training, be it with Lean or Six Sigma, participants walk away with tools they can immediately put to use because they practiced them, either on their own issues or with case study problems presented during class.

As part of the criteria for completing a Lean or Six Sigma certification, a project is required to be completed during the certification and presented out on the last day.  This helps ensure that students practice the skills and tools learned during class which helps with retention of the material. It also provides a return on investment for the company because it's not just training for training's sake - there are actual improvements that support the strategic goals of the company.

 

For our consulting clients we work with a small group of people who understand the processes under investigation and can make changes that we develop through our process of discovery.  This helps increase buy-in among employees and also passes on the skills in CI thinking and tools along to people who can use them in the future.

 

For more information or to schedule a consultation click here

 

Bio

Manny Veloso
Principal
CI Consulting Services, LLC

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  What We Do:
    • CICS assesses your needs and provides an improvement approach
    • CICS leads kaizen events in shop or office areas and trains the employees to lead
    • CICS provides customized training, coaching and implementation.  Areas of specialization include DOE, Root Cause Analysis, TPM, Setup Reduction and Office Lean

Typical Client Requests:
    • Leadership Coaching - Working to develop leader capabilities
    • Value Stream Mapping - Understanding process flow and creating a path to the future
    • Problem Solving - Driving to the root causes of problems
    • Lean or Six Sigma Training Classes - Certification series or selected immediate impact topics
Select Project Achievements:
    • Generated packaging capacity worth $3MM for a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer.Saved $53K by reducing shift startup time in draw mill at a tubing manufacturer
    • Cost avoidance (no recalls) worth up to $2.5MM for medical device company by ensuring product performance
    • Reduced warehouse damage by $200K for a food products manufacturer
    • Reduced pouch scrap by $157K for a medical device company
    • Saved $200K in concessions from truck loading errors at food service distribution center
    • Cost avoidance of $750K by determining process capability of a filling machine and implementing standard work for a pharmaceutical manufacturer.
And More…..Just Ask

Course Descriptions

 

Lean Practitioner Certification - Starting April 2020

Our Lean Practitioner course is an interactive, hands-on workshop simultaneously learning and using the principles of Lean, while working on actual projects that address the specific needs of your organization. Participants will receive comprehensive classroom instruction, personal project coaching and have the opportunity to apply Lean tools in production simulations.

Lean is about creating the most value for the customer while minimizing resources, time, energy and effort (reducing waste). A lean approach to work is about understanding what’s really going on at the place where value is created, and improving the processes by which products and services are created and delivered.  The only requirement for this course is the desire to make things better.

This course is project-based.  Students will complete a project throughout the training  that addresses company needs.  This helps to cement the concepts learned and provides immediate return on investment for the company.  

For more course details including class dates and agendas click here  To register for this class you can contact us by clicking here

Lean Masters Certification - Starting April 2020

Take your personal Lean journey to the next level!  Our Lean Masters course is an interactive, hands-on workshop teaching you to be a Lean leader in your organization.  Lean Masters goes beyond practicing Lean in your day-to-day work area.  As an active Lean Practitioner this course will teach you how to extend your reach throughout the organization using cross-functional teams.  Using Lean thinking, leadership, and coaching skills, developing implementation strategies, and ensuring sustainability of improvements, you will learn to lead your team on your company's Lean journey.  We recommend that participants have previous Lean training or significant experience implementing Lean tools.

This course is project-based.  Students will complete a project throughout the training  that addresses company needs.  This helps to cement the concepts learned and provides immediate return on investment for the company.  

For more course details including class dates and agendas click here  To register for this class you can contact us by clicking here

 

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification - Starting January 2020

The Six Sigma Green Belt certification course prepares individuals to lead teams and implement the principles, practices, and techniques of Lean and Six Sigma in the pursuit of Continuous Improvement.  Green Belts typically focus on specific process-level improvement projects that use production data to drive to root cause. 

This course is project-based.  Students will complete a project throughout the training  that addresses company needs.  This helps to cement the concepts learned and provides immediate return on investment for the company. 

For more course details click here.   To register for this class you can contact us by clicking here

 

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification - Ongoing registration.  Course will be scheduled when class minimums are hit.

The Six Sigma Black Belt certification course builds on the techniques learned in Green Belt to expand an individual's analysis and problem solving skills using Lean and Six Sigma in the pursuit of Continuous Improvement.  

 Black Belts typically focus on larger, more complex projects using more statistical tools, like multi-variate analysis, ANOVA, and Design of Experiments (DOE).  
 
This course is project-based.  Students will complete a project throughout the training  that addresses company needs.  This helps to cement the concepts learned and provides immediate return on investment for the company. 

For more course details click here.   To register for this class you can contact us by clicking here

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