Lean Six Sigma Academy

Full project cycle support

Do you want to learn to identify important problems within your business and solve them? Our certified PwC specialists can help.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

This term is a merge of two concepts that work hand-in-hand.

Lean

With its origins in the Toyota Production System, Lean has by far surpassed its initial scope and spread worldwide as a method for improving any standard process through identifying and eliminating waste, in industry and beyond.

Six Sigma

Having become famous after General Electric embraced the method and made it central to its business, Six Sigma is now the standard methodology for identifying and eliminating the root causes of defects in business processes and production.

Lean Six Sigma isn’t an addition of the two components, but a synergy of more than just the sum of the parts. Therefore, more and more companies call their Lean Six Sigma initiatives 'Continuous Improvement'.

Is Lean Six Sigma for my company?

No two companies are alike, but many of the challenges they face are similar:  increasing costs, declining revenue, cash flow issues, employee turnover, customer complaints, market share decrease, etc. All of these issues can be successfully addressed with Continuous Improvement methodology.

Maturity of existing processes and readiness for change should be considered, among many other factors, in the decision of where and how to apply Continuous Improvement.

 

Blended learning approach

Most standard trainings provide only theory. Even if you have a project to which to apply the learning, most providers expect you to complete it on your own.

We practice the blended learning approach – that is, we take care of the full cycle, helping you select the right project, train you, coach you, help you complete the project and get you certified.

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Project Selection

Projects can fail for a number of reasons. Below are just some of them:

  • Project is not fit for Lean Six Sigma methodology

  • Weak link to company’s priorities

  • Scope is too wide or too narrow

  • Vague project objective

  • Poor alignment with stakeholders

We’ll support you in selecting the right training for the right project and ensure the project fits your company’s strategy. This greatly increases the likelihood of project success and boosts its value.

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Project cycle

PwC has established a strategic partnership with MoreSteam, the world’s leading company in Lean Six Sigma e-learning. You’ll be using best-in-class, self-paced training without having to take time off work.

For companies who wish to train 20 people or more, contact us to get a tailored offer.

Training levels

Yellow Belt:

Basic training that will 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.

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 paced with your project to ensure all the key project deliverables are met and the success is sustainable in the long run.

Certification

When you’ve completed the training, successfully finished the projects (one for Green Belt, two for Black Belt) and passed the online exam, you’ll receive an official certificate recognised worldwide.

 

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Levels of support

Training only:

  • Yellow Belt training, 27 hours - 500 euros / person
  • Green Belt training, 82 hours - 1,500 euros / person
  • Black Belt training, 136 hours - 2,500 euros / person

Training combined with individual project coaching:

  • Yellow Belt training, 27 hours, plus 6 hours of individual coaching - 2,500 euros / person
  • Green Belt training, 82 hours, plus 10 hours of individual coaching - 4,500 euros / person
  • Black Belt training, 136 hours, plus 14 hours of individual coaching - 6,500 euros / person

Full cycle of project selection support, training, individual project coaching and certification exam:

  • Yellow Belt training, 27 hours, plus 8 hours of individual coaching and project selection guidelines, plus certification process support - 3,500 euros / person
  • Green Belt training, 82 hours, plus 12 hours of individual coaching and project selection guidelines, plus certification process support - 5,500 euros / person
  • Black Belt training, 136 hours, plus 14 hours of individual coaching and project selection guidelines, plus certification process support - 7,500 euros / person

Enterprise offer:

For companies who wish to train 20 people or more, contact us to get a tailored offer.

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Team lean Six Sigma

Why PwC?

We’re a global organisation with a network of Master Black Belts and sector experts worldwide. Each member has extensive experience implementing projects of varying complexity, managing portfolios, deploying initiatives and coaching clients.

We combine solid methodology and knowledge with hands-on practical experience in different functions and industries.

We help clients solve complex problems and achieve their goals, from Strategy through Execution.

 

Contact us

Matthias Reyntjens

Partner, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 9 268 80 66

Jochen Vincke

Partner, PwC Belgium

Tel: +32 9268 8055

Alexander Silantyev

Manager, PwC Belgium

Tel: +3227107407

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