Six Sigma Training & Certification: Six Sigma is an arduous and recognized business practice that uses data and statistical analysis to improve business performance. With the goal of increasing profits by eliminating mistakes, waste, and rework, Six Sigma provides a means to identify and prevent process variation-or defects-to improve predictability and success of business processes.
Importance of the training: Six Sigma certification endorses a level of training, practice, and competence with respect to particular competencies. However requirements for each Six Sigma certification level are different, each requires training, and each participant, called a "Belt", is required to have a leadership-approved project prior to Six Sigma certification training.
Background: The two major change / improvement management tools this century has witnessed are Lean and Six Sigma. Both of these tools have their own unique power; Lean has the power of eliminating waste across any value stream while Six Sigma has the power of variation reduction. While Six Sigma achieves point optimization by eliminating defects from any process, Lean focuses on holistic optimization leading to profitability improvements. By combining the power of lean and six sigma, we can achieve far reaching breakthrough results.
Description: Six Sigma is a systematic data-driven process improvement methodology that eliminates the defects or the obstacles which prevent the organizations to reach perfection.
Learning outcome: With Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma, the participant will be able to reduce cycle time of production/process, reduce external inputs to processes and increase the customer satisfaction.
Level of Six Sigma Certification:
Six Sigma professionals exist at every level each with a diverse role to play. While applications and roles may vary, here is an elementary guide in reference to roles. At the project level, there are black belts, master black belts, green belts, yellow belts and white belts. These people conduct projects and implement improvements.
1. Black Belt: Leads problem-solving projects. Trains and coaches project teams. Fees: USD 500/ day (Max 05 person).
2. Green Belt: Supports with data collection and analysis for Black Belt projects. Leads Green Belt projects or teams. Fees: USD 750/ day (Max 05 person)..
3. Master Black Belt: Trains and coaches Black Belts and Green Belts. Functions more at the Six Sigma program level by developing key metrics and the strategic direction. Acts as an organization’s Six Sigma technologist and internal consultant. USD 2500/ day (Max 05 person).
4. Yellow Belt: Contributes as a project team member. Reviews process improvements that support the project. Fees: USD 100/ day/person.
5. White Belt: Can effort on local problem-solving teams that support overall projects, but may not be part of a Six Sigma project team. Such professionals understands basic Six Sigma concepts from an awareness perception. USD 100/ day/person.
Every project needs organizational support. Six Sigma executives and champions set the direction for selecting and deploying projects. They ensure, at a high level, that projects succeed, add value and fit within the organizational plan.
Champions: Translate the company’s vision, mission, goals and metrics to create an organizational deployment plan and identify individual projects. Identify resources and remove roadblocks.
Executives: Provide overall alignment by establishing the strategic focus of the Six Sigma program within the context of the organization’s culture and vision.
Who should attend?
· Champions training: Top Management
· Yellow Belt : Lower Level Management
· Green Belt: Manager, Asst. Manager, Team Leaders
· Black Belt: Chief Manager, Sr. Manager, Asst VP
· Master Black Belt: Sr. Management