Six Sigma Processes OpenCourseWare: Free MIT Graduate Study Course on Six Sigma Principles and Practices

Published Jan 09, 2009

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Learn how to apply the concepts of lean thinking to create products of a higher value that are constantly improving in this free OpenCourseWare offered by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). 'Six Sigma Processes' outlines techniques to improve lean thinking and the importance of focusing attention on the right things. This graduate-level course has no prerequisites, but will be of most interest to those pursuing a Master of Science degree in Engineering Systems.

Six Sigma Processes: Course Specifics

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Six Sigma Processes: Course Description

Throughout history, the way products have been manufactured has constantly changed, from a few craftsmen to mass production to the modern-day practices of lean thinking. In this course, students learn how each influenced the others and the factors that led from one to the next. This free OpenCourseWare provided by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s School of Engineering is designed to give students an understanding of the six sigma practices, the ability to implement them and use them effectively. Students learn the relationship between the six sigma practices and lean thinking and methods to measure, analyze, improve and control engineering systems. The benefits of preventive maintenance and not over-producing and creating more waste are also covered in this course. MIT Professor Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld teaches this course on the six sigma practices, emphasizing their tie with lean thinking and their importance in organizing engineering systems.

Notes, lectures and study materials for this course are available for free online. If you're interested in learning more about this course, visit the six sigma processes course page.

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