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Lean Six Sigma Improvement Programmes. Black Belt

Postgraduate course. Face-to-face.

Presentation

17th EDITION
UPC School

Six Sigma is a strategy of improvement, a tool designed to make companies more efficient and competitive. It is based on an organization with clearly defined responsibilities, a monitoring process of the stages, which guarantees that nothing important will be left aside and the use of data (conveniently gathered and processed) for decision-making.

This course targets professionals wishing to improve their skills to drive improvement projects. The profile of participants is very diverse, with very different experiences. The point in common is that they have all been involved in improving the processes and activities in their companies. However, quality control using Lean Six Sigma tools can be used for a wide range of disciplines. In this sense we have trained engineers, pharmacists, biologists and psychologists among others. Managing quality is a crosscutting issue and can be done in industrial processes as well as in the service sector.

Among participants we may find people who have been working on borderline issues dealing with quality, production, customer service, laboratories or purchases.

Aims

  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Leading and assessing teams working on improvement projects with a high impact.
  • Identifying which situations are convenient to apply each of the available techniques successfully.
  • Training new trainers. Spreading and teaching the concepts, attitudes and tools learnt during the course.

Who is it for

  • Professionals who wish to increase their level of training in order to lead improvement projects.

Content

Subjects

Programas de Mejora Lean Six Sigma
15 ECTS. 120 teaching hours.
Module 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW
  • Common characteristics of improvement programmes
  • Specific features of Six Sigma
  • The role of management
  • Selection of projects
  • Organisation and methodology

Module 2: DEFINE Stage

  • Establishing objectives
  • Indicators and metrics
  • Assessment of financial impact
  • General process flowchart

Module 3: MEASUREMENT Stage

  • Outlining questions in order to perform the diagnosis
  • Analysis of existing data
  • Evaluating the measurement system
  • Collecting new data

Module 4: ANALYSE Stage

  • Analysis of the process and data
  • Lean methodology and statistical techniques
  • Drawing conclusions from data

Module 5: IMPROVEMENT

  • Possible improvements and selecting the most suitable improvements
  • Pilot tests
  • Implementation

Module 6: CONTROLS

  • Standardisation of the new process
  • Establishing the control chart
  • Monitoring the indicators
  • End of project
Project
5 ECTS.
  • The programme is completed with an optional improvement project on a specific situation in which the Six Sigma method is used. Participants will be supported by a tutor, who will be one of the lecturers, during the course of the project.

Management & Faculty

Academic management

  • Tort-Martorell Llabrés, Xavier
    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering from the UPC and a Master's degree in Industrial Statistics from the University of Wisconsin (USA). Director of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. Previously he worked for the SISTECAL and Roland consulting firms as Manager of the quality area. He is the president of European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), has been a member of the Model Review Group of the EFQM and was also a judge for quality awards given out by the Catalonian Government. He is the co-author of two books and numerous articles in specialised magazines. He is the director of the Master's programme in Quality Control and the postgraduate programme in Six Sigma Improvement at the UPC.

Academic coordination

  • Grima Cintas, Pere
    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering. Head Professor of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. After his first professional experience in the industrial sector he joined the UPC where he has combined teaching with participation in University/Company collaborations in areas related to quality control. He is the author of numerous articles and talks as well as being the co-author of books about methodologies for quality. He has worked as an evaluator for the EFQM's European Quality Award.

Teaching staff

  • Bonastre Cardellach, Carme
  • Corral González, Roberto
    Industrial Engineer. Postgraduate degree in Economic and Financial Management (UPC) and a Master's degree in Business & e-Technology (La Salle). Currently he is a consulting member in Lean processes, consulting specialising in process based management and Lean Management. Previously he worked for over fifteen years at HP in positions such as service delivery manager, internal consultant for process improvement and director of quality.
  • Gil Vilda, Francisco
    Industrial Engineer. Over 15 years¿ professional experience with responsibilities in operations (Valeo, Hewlett-Packard, Grifols). Currently a consultant partner in Leanbox, specialised in Lean Management training and consulting for industrial and services companies.
  • Grima Cintas, Pere
    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering. Head Professor of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. After his first professional experience in the industrial sector he joined the UPC where he has combined teaching with participation in University/Company collaborations in areas related to quality control. He is the author of numerous articles and talks as well as being the co-author of books about methodologies for quality. He has worked as an evaluator for the EFQM's European Quality Award.
  • Ilzarbe Izquierdo, Laura
  • Marco Almagro, Lluís
    Doctor Industrial Engineer. Professor in the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. Expert in statistical techniques for quality control and improvement. He has participated in the design and teaching of the courses in Six Sigma given at the UPC. One of his areas of specialisation is applying quantitative techniques to determine the latent needs and expectations of clients.
  • Meroño Angulo, María de los Reyes
  • Mestre Roca, Gabriel
  • Reig Sánchez, Blanca
  • Rodero de Lamo, Lourdes
    Doctora holder in Statistical Sciences and Techniques from the UPC and professor in the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. She also teaches classes at the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial de Barcelona. One of her areas of specialisation is statistical techniques for quality control and improvement. Since 2003 she has participated as a professor in the Master's programme in Quality Control at the UPC and for courses in Six Sigma Improvement Programmes.
  • Tort-Martorell Llabrés, Xavier
    Doctorate degree in Industrial Engineering from the UPC and a Master's degree in Industrial Statistics from the University of Wisconsin (USA). Director of the Department of Statistics and Operational Research at the UPC. Previously he worked for the SISTECAL and Roland consulting firms as Manager of the quality area. He is the president of European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS), has been a member of the Model Review Group of the EFQM and was also a judge for quality awards given out by the Catalonian Government. He is the co-author of two books and numerous articles in specialised magazines. He is the director of the Master's programme in Quality Control and the postgraduate programme in Six Sigma Improvement at the UPC.

General information

Credits
20 ECTS (120 teaching hours)
Start date
Classes start:24/02/2017Classes end:20/05/2017Programme ends: 30/09/2017
Timetable
Friday  16:00 to 21:30Saturday  09:30 to 14:00
Taught at
ETSEIB - Escola Tècnica Superior d'Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona
Av. Diagonal, 647
Barcelona
Contact
Telephone: (34) 93 112 08 62
Degree
Postgraduate diplomas issued by the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. To obtain this degree it is necessary to have an official or recognized university degree equivalent to a bachelor's degree or diploma. Otherwise, the Fundació Politècnica de Catalunya will only award them a a certificate of completion.

In the case of having a foreign degree check here.
Virtual Campus
The students on this Postgraduate course will have access to the My_Tech_Space virtual campus, an effective work and communication platform for students, lecturers and course directors and coordinators. My_Tech_Space allows students to find background material for their classes, to work in teams, ask their lecturers questions, consult their marks, etc.
Employment service
Students can access job offers in their field of specialisation on the My_Tech_Space virtual campus. Applications made from this site will be treated confidentially. Hundreds of offers appear annually of the UPC School of Professional & Executive Development Employment service .The offers range from formal contracts to work placement agreements.
Registration fee
4.200 €
The registration fee must be paid before the beginning of this Postgraduate course.
See the section Discounts, loans and financial aid for possibilities of advantageous financing conditions.

Applicants are given the option of making a voluntary €5 contribution when formalising their enrolment. As part of the UPC's 0.7% Campaign, this donation will go towards meeting charitable needs in developing countries.

0.7%

Language of instruction
Spanish
Payment of enrolment fee
The enrolment fee can be paid:
- In a single payment to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
- In two instalments:
  • 60% of the amount payable, to be paid within the deadline specified in the letter of admission to the programme
  • Remaining 40% to be paid up 10 days before the starting date of the programme

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