No one wants their team to hit the field before they're ready — not without plenty of practice. The same can be said about large-scale improvement projects. Ask yourself, within your Lean Six Sigma deployment, what's your ratio of practice to performing? Practicing with simulations is a quick way to recreate the complexity and messiness of problem-solving without the risk of ineffective projects and costly mistakes in the future.
More than just a collection of tools, Lean Six Sigma is a methodology — a means of critically analyzing and solving workplace problems. MoreSteam's Enterprise Process Improvement Model supports organizations working to develop an effective problem-solving culture.
An essential component of this model is training simulations. During a sim, students are given the freedom to apply tools and techniques to reinforce critical thinking and practical application of knowledge. Plus, the successful completion of a simulated project gives students the confidence they need to excel on real project work.
A KAIZEN-FOCUSED EVENT illustrating Lean Office principles and process improvement with virtual products
Takt Time, Work-in-Process (WIP), 8 Wastes, VSM, Error-Proofing, Line Balancing, Standard Work, Little's Law, Theory of Constraints (TOC), Visual Management, Basic Data Analysis
A CAPSTONE PROJECT focused on each aspect of the DMAIC Process facilitated over 2-3 days.
Process Mapping, CTQCs, XmR Chart, MSA, Process Capability, Sigma Level, VSM, Hypothesis Tests, Multiple Regression, Root Cause Analysis, Solution Selection, Piloting, Error-Proofing, Control Plan
ROLE-BASED, MOBILE-FRIENDLY simulation teaching process improvement at each step in the production process
Introduction to Lean Thinking, 8 Wastes, Process Flow, Work-In-Process (WIP), Pull vs. Push systems, Piloting Solutions, Visual Management, Cross-training
VISIT A VIRTUAL GEMBA to understand the importance of site-inspection and data collection
Process Mapping, CTQCs, MSA, Takt Time, Process Capability, Root Cause Analysis, Balance Capacity, Solution Selection, Corrective Action Plan, Control Plan
A CAPSTONE PROJECT facilitated over one day and focused on Investigative DMAIC problem solving.
SIPOC, Process Flow, CTQCs XmR Chart, MSA, Sigma Level, Root Cause Analysis, Solution Selection, Error-Proofing, Control Plan
A DMAIC Tollgate Role-Play simulation designed to lead Lean Six Sigma team Sponsors and Champions through a series of project tollgate reviews.
Conducting a Project Tollgate Review, Confidence in Asking the Right Questions, Helping Teams Overcome Obstacles, Understanding the Role of Leadership in Project Execution
Need a quick reference and comparison model to share with your team? Access the Simulation Comparison Matrix below.
All MoreSteam simulations are able to be run in a conference space in-person, or virtually through a video call. Since all simulations are web-based, participants only need a computer or smart device, an internet connection, and access to a web browser to play.
Contact us if you have questions on how you can integrate simulations with your training activities or OpEx initiatives.