September 2020

Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Tasha at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Time: 8:20 AM-8:30 AM: Registration
8:30 AM-4:30 PM: Lean Six Sigma in Manufacturing
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Chris Butterworth
Credit: 7 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $359.00 + GST = $376.95 until Aug 26, 2020

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Non-Member Price: $459.00 + GST = $481.95

Student Member Price: $229.50 + GST = $240.98
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by August 26, 2020 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Tasha Booth | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.558.6653
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.6653
Email: [email protected]
Note: This is an educational course and will not conclude with Lean Six Sigma certification.
This course explains the two dominant approaches to process improvement in manufacturing. Lean cuts out wasteful activity in order to speed up a process and Six Sigma is an approach to solving difficult, quality problems.


  • Present the Cost of Quality model;
  • Learn Lean principles and tools for process improvement;
  • Introduce the Six Sigma problem-solving approach (DMAIC); and
  • Review actual projects – case studies of some industry projects.

Seminar Outline

  • History of process improvement in industry from the start of the Industrial Revolution
  • Introduction to Lean:
    • Lean Principles
    • Lean Wastes – eight types of waste
    • The Value Stream Map -  the first tool in understanding process behaviour
    • Some Lean Tools (Quick Changeover, 5S)Lean case study
  • Cost of Quality model
  • Origins of Six Sigma
  • Overview of DMAIC
  • A Six Sigma project

Target Audience

  • Technical/Managerial employees in industry
  • Anyone considering a career in process improvement


Chris Butterworth

Master Black Belt, Lean Six Sigma, Belfield Consulting
Instructor, BCIT

Chris is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing. His roles have included senior management positions for Quality and Lean Six Sigma. He is currently self-employed as a consultant and trainer focused on technical problem solving. Additionally, Chris is an Instructor at BCIT, teaching courses such as Design of Experiments, Lean Six Sigma, and Quality Management.

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