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Have you planned your Lean Six Sigma journey towards Business Analytics?

Business Analytics is the world’s fastest growing domain. It is an exciting world with infinite possibilities. One needs to plan the journey towards analytics.

There are two roadmaps that take you to leadership in the Analytics domain. One is through pattern discovery coding approaches using big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. The second roadmap is non-programmer’s Lean Six Sigma Managerial pathway to Business Analytics Leadership. We specialize in this second roadmap.

Business Analytics driven problem solving is our core competency.

From Google in Ireland to Kone in India; From Procter & Gamble in the USA to Diageo in Europe; From Indofoods in Nigeria to BankDhofar in Muscat, we have been busy in business problem-solving assignments across continents in various domains.

With online certification programs, web based tools and the world’s best dictionary, we maintain the largest learning networks for business excellence.

The more experienced you are, the faster you can progress. Contact us to know about the programs that will serve you well.  

Lean Six Sigma pathway to Business Analytics

For Corporate Programs, we utilize several powerful formats

Please click on company names below to view the format and description.

With Google India Team, it was several days of preparation from both sides that led to a Two days simulation driven Root Cause Analysis workshop.

  • Benchmark did the initial needs assessment.
  • Created conceptual design of a simulation workshop.
  • We carried out interviews with function heads.
  • Jointly agreed upon driving forces and key dynamics.
  • We designed and delivered a simulated workshop mimicking real challenges.
  • Jointly identified business impacting assignments with roadmaps.
  • NIIT’s Enterprise Learning Systems division initiated its continuous improvement journey planned over few days.

  • Professionals were selected from various functions at NIIT.
  • The scope was on development of Lean champions and experts.
  • Customized content and workshop methodology was created.
  • The lean certified professionals took up key improvement assignments.
  • Project facilitation was carried out by Benchmark Six Sigma.
  • Large number of business impacting projects were led by Lean Leaders.
  • Programs were carried out with execution planning within few weeks across locations. Manufacturing Excellence group planned an efficiency enhancement…

  • A Champion Workshop was carried out for trial implementation in India.
  • A unique workshop was designed with a hands on learn and apply format.
  • The workshop in India provided project support up to execution planning for all projects.
  • Success of the trial led to design and delivery of new programs at global locations.
  • Programs were delivered in a period of 8-10 months.
  • User friendly software supported continuous improvement at each location.
  • Sapient chalked out a quality drive through a program for each SBU so as to bring key benefits over a few fortnights.

  • A unique quality certified professional programs as devised jointly.
  • Teams and projects were selected in few domains for trial implementation.
  • Projects were supported in a 8-16 weeks period.
  • Webinars were presented to initiate organisation wide education.
  • Various initiatives were taken to enhance participation in the initiative.
  • Multiple teams went through learning and implementation cycles.
  • APC group of Schneider Electric planned the lean six sigma implementation across functions including HR, design, manufacturing, and delivery teams with a program plan…

  • Projects and Professionals from various functions were selected.
  • Strategic inputs were provided for Sponsors and Leaders.
  • The project teams followed a sequence of learning, application and review.
  • Learning was through a uniquely designed common cross functional workshop.
  • Projects were supported through a DMAIC sequence.
  • Reviews were carried out for all projects till participants succeeded with project objectives.
  • Kone Elevators planned the lean six sigma implementation for global new product design and support teams over a few months.

  • Professionals from various functions with business impacting projects were selected.
  • Benchmark’s Champion Workshop provided strategic inputs for Sponsors and Leaders.
  • The project teams followed a phase wise sequence of learning and application.
  • Each phase of learning was followed by supported implementation.
  • Structured reviews were done for each project.
  • Guidance was provided for all projects till candidates achieved success.
  • Tolaram Group based in Singapore and Nigeria, planned for a two year strategic business excellence journey for the entire group of companies engaged…

  • Senior Management Professionals participated in programs with leadership inputs.
  • Multiple waves of Lean Sigma Workshops and projects were taken up.
  • Business Unit Heads began utilising Lean Six Sigma to build Customer Successes in line with organisational goals.
  • Data driven decision making and problem solving methods created conducive culture for progressive professionals.
  • Central Business excellence team supported unit specific projects for various SBU’s.
  • New joinees now get inducted with Lean Six Sigma learning to take up exciting assignments in the organization.
  • We offer 14 globally recognized Lean Six Sigma and Business excellence programs across the globe open to individuals from diverse industry and functional background

    We partner with medium and large organizations to bring about strategic improvements and profitability enhancement through our unusual but highly effective proprietary methods

    Pioneers of Lean Six Sigma in India, we share expertise across the globe  

    Years In Training & Consulting

    Trained Professionals

    Master Black Belts Trained

    Fortune 500 Companies Engaged

    Training Batches Conducted

    Topics Discussed In Forum

    Members Engaged In Global Community

    Million USD Savings Delivered In Corporate Engagements

    FAQ

    Most frequent questions and answers

    Q1: What is better - Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma?

    It was found that Six Sigma techniques provide great results when the focus is on defect reduction. When it comes to productivity improvement or speed, Lean principles were found to be more effective. 

    For a detailed understanding on What is Six Sigma, click here

    Six Sigma certification was extremely popular until 1995. As Lean Management derived from the Toyota Management System became more acceptable, integrating Lean and Six Sigma techniques made business sense for most companies. 

     

    Lean and Six Sigma were integrated, and integrated Lean Six Sigma is now the standard offering at most places.

    Q2: Which Six Sigma certification is recognized?

    While there are several accreditation boards for Lean Six Sigma. Some have a long history, and some are newly formed. Some accreditation boards like Exemplar Global have been around for long and have a large number of certified professionals, thus providing a large fraternity network.

    The value of Lean Six Sigma certification is better understood by studying the list of corporate clients who patronize it. When large successful organizations agree to get a program conducted repeatedly at their premises, it shows that the program is valued by business world.

    Q3: What makes Benchmark Six Sigma training different from others?

    Here are a few differentiaters:
    1. We started our programs in 2001 and most accreditations started later.
    2. We integrated Lean and Six Sigma in our programs more than a decade ago.
    3. You can expect the most engaging training experience ever.
    4. Use of multi-sensory approaches is our forte.
    5. The facilitator has significant training experience in manufacturing as well as services and has conducted hundreds of programs.

    Q4: Why use Lean Six Sigma methodology for process improvements?

    1. Ability to identify improvement projects and shortlist the best out of them.
    2. Ability to attack problems in a structured manner.
    3. Ability to generate data-driven recommendations for top/ senior management.
    4. Ability to involve and guide cross functional teams.
    5. Ability to present recommendations to all stakeholders effectively.
    6. Ability to implement recommendations with very high success rates.
    7. Ability to sustain/ control process improvements.

    Q5: Is Lean Six Sigma applicable to only manufacturing processes?

    No. It is a structured approach to problem-solving that can be applied to any business process – manufacturing, sales, marketing, IT, BPO, accounting, purchasing, you name it. All processes have variation and is the cause of all evil. Six Sigma methodology can be used to reduce variation, eliminate defects and thus improve quality, and thereby customer satisfaction.

    Q6: How does Lean Six Sigma increase customer satisfaction?

    Customer Satisfaction is at the heart of Lean Six Sigma. The approach ensures that process improvement projects are carefully chosen based on their impact on customer satisfaction. The goal is to eliminate the 3 D’s that adversely impact customer satisfaction; Defects, Delays and Deviations. Six Sigma tools aid in quantifying the customer needs, identifying gaps between service level commitments and process performance, analysis reasons for such gaps and devising solutions to fill the same.

    Q7: How is Six Sigma different from Total Quality Management?

    Six Sigma = Total Quality Management (TQM) minus weaknesses of Total Quality Management (TQM).

    In TQM philosophy, any project is ok as long as it improves Quality. Six Sigma methodology is a more holistic approach which is based on facts, is data driven, is result oriented and exhibits a strong linkage to strategic goals. It can also be applied to all common business processes like Administration, Research & Development, Sales & Marketing, etc. If you know Quality Management, you’ll easily learn Lean Six Sigma.

    Q8: What is the outcome of any Lean Six Sigma process improvement initiative?

    The Lean Six Sigma process strengthens organizations and improves their business processes, employee morale, quality of products and services, and most important their bottom line.

    Q9: Is Six Sigma all about statistical concepts like standard deviation, normal distribution, etc.? I feel intimidated by stats, will I be able to grasp the concepts?

    Statistics is vital to Six Sigma and data analysis plays a critical role improving process performance. Most of the Six Sigma tools used are not difficult to understand, even if you’re not statistics-savvy. The lucid explanations in the content along with easy-to-use statistical software can overcome this hurdle.

    Q10: Is reducing variation one of the prime focuses of Six Sigma?

    Yes. Simply stated, variation is deviation from expectation. Variation is undesirable because it creates uncertainty in producing the desired outcome. Results in any business process demand consistency.

    Q11: What Six Sigma methodologies are covered in the workshops conducted by Benchmark Six Sigma?

    We offer workshops that cover both the methodologies DMAIC & DMADV.

    Q12: Does Benchmark Six Sigma provide Six Sigma project guidance?

    Yes. Free online project assistance comes bundled with our workshops.

    Q13: Which Six Sigma tools do we learn in the workshop?

    Graphical tools, Statistical Process Control, process performance metrics, FMEA, Hypothesis testing, Design of Experiments, etc. to the name a few. For detailed curriculum feel free to contact us. 

    Q14: Does the workshop cover methods to measure process performance for different business processes?

    Yes. The workshops cover popular and important process performance metrics like Pp, Ppk, Sigma Level, etc.

    Q15: Is yellow belt certification a prerequisite for green belt training?

    No.You can enroll directly for the Green Belt training.

    Testimonials
    The Green Belt Six Sigma Course is informative and instructional. The flow of the course makes it easy to assimilate various types of best practices. Learning is conducted in an interactive fun way making it easy to remember new ideas and methodologies for future recall.
    Suzanne da Costa

    Vice President, HSBC

    Amazing coverage, great examples & terrific conceptual questions.
    Vivek Madan Global Quality Director

    Sapient Consulting