Six Sigma is a well-known certification within the manufacturing world, but it’s concepts and practices that can easily be applied to routine activities in clinical research. Formal certification takes a significant investment of time and resources – and perhaps most importantly – budget. However, applying Six Sigma best practices doesn’t require certification, and we have filtered out what can maximize your efficiencies and effectiveness in relation to your trial operations.
This course will introduce you to several tools that have been recognized in Six Sigma certification training. The curriculum will demonstrate how simplified, modified versions of these tools are already in use, and guide you on identification and use. Upon completion, you will have actionable, practical Six Sigma tools to bring to bear on your clinical operations – from Sponsor to Site.
- Recognize and understand the concepts of Lean Six Sigma, and how they can be implemented in a clinical trial setting
- Describe research challenges that can be mitigated by the use of Six Sigma tools
- Recognize current uses of Six Sigma tool that were previously not identified, and how they may impact your use
- Identify key questions to consider when determining if a process is “lean,” and where to appropriately utilize Six Sigma in your studies