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Upcoming training courses at Heriot Watt

Posted: 21st March 2019

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course

Date:                     Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th April 2019

Type of course:        Certified training course

Course Leader:        Helen MacKenzie

Led by a Master Black Belt, this two day course provides an introduction to the basic fundamentals of Lean and Six Sigma methodology. As training that is relevant to multiple areas of business, you will learn the simple tools and techniques to gather data, participate in problem-solving teams, and complete a Lean Six Sigma project.


The Art & Science of Asking Questions

Date:                     Wednesday 24th April 2019 (16:30 – 19:30)

Type of course:        Executive workshop

Course Leader:        Dr David Steinberg

Think about the questions you ask each day, and how you ask them. This 3 hour advanced questioning skills workshop will provide executives with a new approach to enquiry and critical thinking.


Sales & Operations Planning Course

Date:                     Monday 29th April 2019 (14:00 – 17:00)

Type of course:       ½ day course

Course Leader:        Professor Umit Bititci

All organisations suffer from a greater or lesser degree of uncertainty between demand side and supply side of their operations. This uncertainty, if not effectively managed will negatively impact business performance through poor customer service, high inventories, loss of competitiveness and reduced productivity.  Attend this ½ day course to build awareness of the basic principles that underpin sales and operations planning, to be able to manage uncertainty in the workplace. Please note that delegates who attend this course often find it beneficial to also attend our Demand Forecasting & Inventory Planning course.


Demand Forecasting & Inventory Planning Course

Date:                     Tuesday 20th April – Wednesday 1st May 2019 (09:30 – 16:30 each day)

Type of course:       Two-day interactive course

Course Leader:        Dr Christine Rutherford

Improving the match between supply and demand has become a priority for senior managers seeking to maintain good levels of customer service and on-shelf-availability, whilst eliminating excess stock and reducing inventory investment. This course will provide participants with an in-depth working knowledge of key demand and inventory planning policies, models and metrics to achieve and maintain an optimised inventory profile in their own organisation. Please note that delegates who attend this course have also found our half-day course on Sales & Operations Planning highly beneficial for the implementation and improvement of detailed process plans.


Leadership Development Course

Date:                     Thursday 9th May 2019 (09:30 – 16:30)

Type of course:        1 day course

Course Leader:        Laura Galloway

This one-day short course will provide individuals with an introduction to leadership knowledge and skills. Attendees will employ reflective and personalised learning in relation to the contexts of the organisations for which they work, allowing them to reflect on real organisational issues and goals, and learn from other organisational examples as represented by other participants in the class.


Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course

Date:                     Wednesday 15th May – Friday 17th May 2019

Type of course:        Certified training course

Course Leader:        Helen MacKenzie

Led by a Master Black Belt, this three day course builds on the core learnings from the Yellow Belt course. Learn how to apply analytical tools and the Six Sigma DMAIC Methodology to support process management in your organisation.

                             *Please note that to attend this course, you must already be Yellow Belt certified.*


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