Maturity levels

PwC provides a framework based on maturity levels and customer requirements.

Excellent performer
 

  • Design thinking

    This training focuses on how to find new, innovative ideas that could improve your performance. It also helps you with regard to the structure needed to encourage those ideas.

  • Design for Six Sigma

    Design for Six Sigma training is aimed at applying Continuous Improvement (CI) methodology for building new services or products and ensuring Right-First-Time quality through robust design.

  • TRIZ

    TRIZ a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature.

  • Transactional Lean

    Many companies focus on Lean Manufacturing and miss the opportunity to improve their transactional activities. This is advanced training on how to apply CI principles to your administrative and support activities.
  • Office TPM

    Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) principles are composed of tools and best-in-class processes that can also be applied to administrative and support functions.
  • Autonomous maintenance

    Autonomous maintenance is one of the key aspects of TPM. It allows operators to carry out preventive maintenance tasks, thereby increasing their responsibilities and empowerment.

  • Predictive maintenance

    Maintenance can be performed on a more regular basis to decrease the likelihood of an equipment fail or brake.

  • Industry 4.0 strategy

    We’re entering a new era in manufacturing, and companies need to take steps now to remain competitive. While many organisations have already piloted Industry 4.0 technologies, companies must develop a strategy and even adapt their business models to the new reality.

  • CI programme management

    We help you set up a Continuous Improvement (CI) programme, including ambition levels and a roadmap to reach the desired state. Clear programme governance with roles and responsibilities at all levels are defined to ensure sustainable improvements.
  • Project management

    We support your improvement projects with structured project management, from project selection to closure. We ensure the DMAIC methodology is applied with clear tollgates after every phase.

  • Continuous Improvement culture

    We help ensure leadership engagement that believes in the added value of Lean Six Sigma and in empowering personnel. Open communication, incremental improvements and celebrating successes are consistently applied.


Incremental performer
 

  • Green Belt

    Standard training level of Lean Six Sigma, building on the body of knowledge of Yellow Belt with a deeper dive into statistical analysis. After training and with coaching support, you’ll be ready to lead teams in solving complex problems. Annual savings resulting from a Green Belt project typically range from 25,000 – 100,000 euros.
  • Black Belt

    Advanced training on Lean Six Sigma, including complex ‘hard’ concepts such as Design for Six Sigma, Design of Experiment and ‘soft’ skills. A certified Black Belt is able to manage complex projects requiring significant depth of analysis. A project of this level would typically require significant use of human resources, so a Black Belt project is normally expected to bring savings starting at 100,000 euros per annum.

  • Coaching

    Coaching support is what makes or breaks the project. No matter how good the training, it’s very hard to complete a project on your own without extra support. We provide individual coaching throughout your project to ensure all the key project deliverables are met and success is sustainable in the long run.

  • Improvement Projects (Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, PDCA)

    Making sure you make the best of the improvement ideas hidden within your company by following a clear, structured methodology.

  • Changeover management (SMED)

    Reducing the time required to convert production between one product and the next. It literally means ‘Single-Minute Exchange of Die’.

  • Integrated performance management

    By ensuring you’re focused and directly assessing your processes, this method enables you to build a best-in-class, sustainable way of working.

  • Industry 4.0 tools

    To make big improvements in performance, every organisation needs to analyse the impact of digital technologies on its processes.

  • CI programme management

    We help you set up a Continuous Improvement programme, including ambition levels and a roadmap to reach the desired state. Clear programme governance with roles and responsibilities at all levels are defined to ensure sustainable improvements.

  • Project management

    We support your improvement projects with structured project management, from project selection to closure. We ensure the DMAIC methodology is applied with clear tollgates after every phase.

  • Continuous Improvement culture

    We help ensure leadership engagement that believes in the added value of Lean Six Sigma and in empowering their personnel. Open communication, incremental improvements and celebrating successes are consistently applied.


Stable performer
 

  • Yellow Belt

    Basic training that’ll allow you to understand the main concepts of problem-solving methodology and key tools of Lean Six Sigma. With coaching support, you’ll be ready to solve problems in a structured way. Annual savings resulting from a Yellow Belt project typically do not exceed 25,000 euros.

  • Green Belt

    Standard training level of Lean Six Sigma, building on the body of knowledge of Yellow Belt with a deeper dive into statistical analysis. After the training and with coaching support, you’ll be ready to lead teams in solving complex problems. Annual savings resulting from a Green Belt project typically range from 25,000 – 100,000 euros.

  • Coaching

    Coaching support is what makes or breaks a project. No matter how good the training, it’s very hard to complete a project on your own without extra support. We provide individual coaching throughout your project to ensure all the key project deliverables are met and success is sustainable in the long run.

  • Design of experiment

    Advanced training on the main concept of design of experiment. After this level, you’ll be able to test and verify complex improvement ideas with complex processes.

  • Kaizen

    Empowered personnel suggest improvements when encountering (small) issues in their work. With their supervisors, they define and execute actions to resolve the issues.
  • Routine problem solving

    Making standard use of the Define-Measure-Analyse-Improve-Control (DMAIC) phases of Lean Six Sigma when solving process problems and/or eliminating waste.

  • Statistical analysis

    Lean Six Sigma is a data-driven process that relies heavily on statistics and analysis. To enable sustainable improvements and quality gains, the appropriate software and a statistical toolbox are required.

  • CI programme management

    We help you set up a Continuous Improvement programme, including ambition levels and a roadmap to reach the desired state. Clear programme governance with roles and responsibilities at all levels are defined to ensure sustainable improvements.
  • Project management

    We support your improvement projects with structured project management, from project selection to closure. We ensure the DMAIC methodology is applied with clear tollgates after every phase.

  • Continuous Improvement culture

    We help ensure leadership engagement that believes in the added value of Lean Six Sigma and in empowering their personnel. Open communication, incremental improvements and celebrating successes are consistently applied.

Coping performer
 

  • White Belt

    Basic level of certification that provides information about the basic concepts of Six Sigma. After the training and with coaching support, you’ll be able to assist with change management within an organisation and work with local problem-solving teams that support projects.

  • Yellow Belt

    Basic training that’ll allow you to understand the main concepts of problem-solving methodology and key tools of Lean Six Sigma. With coaching support, you’ll be ready to solve problems in a structured way. Annual savings resulting from a Yellow Belt project typically do not exceed 25,000 euros.

  • Lean methods

    Lean refers to a methodical approach to eliminating waste in an organisation by promoting a Continuous Improvement culture that constantly pursues solutions to problems.

  • Leadership champion

    Training that’ll enable directors or team leaders to be sponsors of lean projects within the company. Identify and develop the company leader for Continuous Improvement.

  • Visual management

    Process where information is communicated visually (instead of using written instructions). This allows the communicated information to be recognised quickly, increasing efficiency and clarity.
  • 5S

    Originally from Japan, 5S stands for the five steps of the workplace organisation process: sort, set in order, shine, standardise, sustain.

  • Standardised work

    Standardised work in all operations enables optimal efficiency. For each operation of a process, the work sequence, ‘takt’ time and standard inventory are defined.

  • Value stream mapping

    Value stream mapping is a lean management tool that helps visualise the different steps of a process within an organisation. This way, the current state can be analysed and a future state of the process can be drawn.

  • Gemba performance management system

    Gemba is a concept describing the personal observation of the performed work by management. This enables them to observe firsthand what’s happening at the production site and to interact with the people.

  • CI programme management

    We help you set up a Continuous Improvement programme, including ambition levels and the roadmap to reach the desired state. Clear programme governance with roles and responsibilities at all levels are defined to ensure sustainable improvements.
  • Project management

    We support your improvement projects with structured project management, from project selection to closure. We ensure the DMAIC methodology is applied with clear tollgates after every phase.

  • Continuous Improvement culture

    We help ensure leadership engagement that believes in the added value of Lean Six Sigma and in empowering their personnel. Open communication, incremental improvements and celebrating successes are consistently applied.

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