## Welcome to the Lean Six Sigma Control Phase

## The L6S DMAIC Control Phase

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**Improve â€“** Put changes into place that eliminate the root cause of problems

With improvements in place and the process problem fixed, the team must work to maintain the gains and make it easy to update best practices. In the Control Phase, the team develops a Monitoring Plan to track the success of the updated process and crafts a Response Plan in case there is a dip in performance. Once in place, the **Process Owner** monitors and continually updates the current best method

**This course comprises the following modules:**

- 1This is the first of two modules looking at
**Statistical Process Control**(SPC). I first describe the purpose of the DMAIC Control Phase and remind you of the process model Xâ€™s and Yâ€™s. I describe the SPC purpose, and the use of control charts as a powerful monitoring and control tool. - 2This is the second of two modules looking at
**Statistical Process Control**. In this second module you and I continue looking at control charts and their use in unearthing process variations. We examine the differences between common and special cause variations and how the control chart identifies them for you. - 3In this Module, you and I deep dive into two different
**Control Chart Limits**â€“ control limits and specification limits. You will learn how they are applied to the normal distribution model, and how both control and specification limits are used and applied. I finish up by illustrating three example applications. - 4Here, I describe
**Continuous Control Charts**, and first I explain the differences between discrete and continuous data, going on to differentiate between actual and assumed causation. I take you through the application and use of control charts and the definition of Rational Subgroups. - 5This is the first of several models discovering the many variations of control charts used for different purposes. Here, I describe the
**Individual and Moving Range**(I-MR) and both the XBar-R chart and Xbar-S chart uses. You will learn why all these charts have twin views and how these provide powerful process control analysis. - 6Module 6. Here, I introduce the concept of attribute charts and discuss the binomial distribution to describe
**Event Probabilities**. You and I clarify the differences between the terms Defects and Defective, going onto examine the Poisson Distribution. I introduce the family of Attribute chart types and their application to Attribute/Discrete data. - 7Here, I take you through both the
**P-Chart**and its variant the Np-Chart for proportions and binomial distribution. I describe examples for each, going on to show how the Np Chart is used to plot defectives. - 8You and I examine three
**More Charts**, the U-Chart, the C-Chart, and the Exponentially Weighted Moving Average (EWMA) Chart. These plot the average number of defects, the constant sample size for defects, and the faster defect identification of EWMA. - 9In this, the final module on control charts, I describe the use and application of the
**CUMSUM/CUSUM**control chart. The acronym standards for cumulative sum and is a powerful technique for unearthing otherwise unknown small shifts in mean and out-of-control situations. I provide a detailed example to clarify the process. - 10This is the first of two modules looking at the
**Process Control Plan**and its purpose in sustaining benefits. I take you through the structure of the process control plan and the parameters it must control. I take you through the control mechanisms themselves, the all-important Reaction Plan section, and the steps in implementing the control plan itself. - 11This is the second and final module on the
**Process Control Plan**, and here we look at an example control plan template. I guide you through various sections with a simple example. I round this module up with a tour of the two-sample T-test, the Chi Square test, and Box Plots and show how they are used as tools for improvement. - 12In this, the final module within the DMAIC Control Phase, I show you the steps in closing your DMAIC project. We cover handover to the process owner, benefit realization, documentation archiving, and official sign-off.