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About the Course

Essential Training

  • 5 Hours of Training (Available for 30 Days from Start Date)

  • Online-On Demand Training Content -- Asynchronous

  • Available 24/7 (Internet Connection Required)

  • Includes Videos, Quizzes, & Final Exam

  • PDF’s of Presentation Handouts Included

  • 80% Required on All Quizzes prior to Unlocking Final Exam

  • 2 Hour Final Exam; 80% Required to Pass

Topics Covered:

  • Understanding Process Constraints & Improvement Project Prioritization

  • Process Mapping: Flow Charts & SIPOC

  • Data Collection, Operational Definitions, Data Collection Plan, Check Sheets & Basic Statistics

  • Types of Activities & Wastes and Time Studies & Value Analysis

  • Collecting Time Data, Identifying Bottlenecks, & Calculating Maximum Throughput

  • OEE Metric for Utilization, Calculating OEE, APQ Factors, 6 Big Losses, & Quick Wins

  • Graphs & Feedback Loops, Trend Charts, Stacker Bar Graphs, Pareto Charts, & Defect Maps

  • 4-Blockers for Engaging Feedback

Key Takeaways:

  • Recognizing the Impact of Properly Focused Improvements

  • Gaining Insight & Understanding of the Current State Process(es)

  • Collecting Data on Performance & Obstacles

  • Conducting Time Studies & Time Value Analysis

  • Tracking OEE at Constraint & Applying Quick Wins

  • Using Defect Maps to Solve Quality Problems

  • Utilizing 4 Blockers with Process Team SME’s


4-Blocker (Data-Driven Feedback & Engagement)

Who Should Attend:

This class provides core skills for data driven prioritization and creating alignment and engagement for teams. It is great for anyone responsible for the performance of a process (process owners), and is especially beneficial for leads, supervisors, managers, engineers, technicians, quality & improvement personnel. It's also useful for tracking and driving improvements for rolled up KPI's for directors and executive leadership.

Data Driven Continuous Improvement




5 Hours - 1 Month

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Your Instructor

Michael Asbury

Michael Asbury

Michael is a dynamic Master Trainer delivering courses for more than 30 colleges & 50 other organizations. His training & education includes: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, TOC Jonah (Theory of Constraints), Critical Chain Project Management, B.S.--Computational Physics & Mathematics, and Actuarial Science.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has had the opportunity to drive cultural transformation & significant results in a variety of roles & a wide range of projects for a total of over $40M/yr impact on profit.

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