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This course covers principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods. This updated video collection, from the 2012 course, includes new lectures and active learning exercises, and complements some prior years' videos per the OCW course website.

Introduction to Lean Six Sigma Methods (2012) MIT

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This course covers principles, practices and tools of Lean Six Sigma methods. This updated video collection, from the 2012 course, includes new lectures and active learning exercises, and complements some prior years' videos per the OCW course website.

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    Ses. 1-2: The Start of Your Lean Journey

    Ses. 1-2: The Start of Your Lean Journey

    This session introduces the process of Lean and Six Sigma. It includes a 6S exercise demonstrating the benefits of six sigma in optimizing operations by sorting, securing safety, straightening, scrubbing, standardizing and sustaining these changes.

    • 1 hr
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    Ses. 1-3: Lean Thinking: Part I

    Ses. 1-3: Lean Thinking: Part I

    This session is part one of a session introducing Lean thinking. It includes an exercise on constructing process maps for a hot dog stand followed by a waste walking analysis.

    • 43 min
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    Ses. 1-3: Lean Thinking: Part II

    Ses. 1-3: Lean Thinking: Part II

    This session covers the second half of the Lean thinking behind value, value stream, flow, pull and perfection. Students complete an in class exercise examining the cycle time of a hot dog stand from order to delivery.

    • 39 min
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    Ses. 1-5: People: The Heart of Lean

    Ses. 1-5: People: The Heart of Lean

    This session covers the challenges of the human element of Lean and considers ways to keep workers productive and happy. It includes an in class debate with teams discussing the competitive advantage of early Lean adopters vs. second followers.

    • 48 min
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    Ses. 1-6: Value Stream Mapping Basics

    Ses. 1-6: Value Stream Mapping Basics

    This session covers the basics of sketching a value stream map and conducting value stream analysis. Using the example of hot dog stand, the class evaluates steps for process improvement employing this approach.

    • 33 min
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    Ses. 2-1: Lean healthcare simulation (covers 2-1, 2-3, and 2-5)

    Ses. 2-1: Lean healthcare simulation (covers 2-1, 2-3, and 2-5)

    This video covers aspects of the Lean healthcare clinic simulation sessions. It describes the student experience and covers some of the lessons they learned. For educators, this segment also covers aspects of the learning simulation.

    • 17 min

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