Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork. This proven approach has been implemented within a myriad of industries to achieve hard and soft money savings, while increasing customer satisfaction. We assist organizations with all aspects of the implementation process from training Champions to certifying employees at various belt levels. We can help your company determine the right individuals for training and how to choose potential projects.

The Six Sigma methodology is defined by 5 DMAIC steps. DMAIC is the acronym for Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve – Control. In addition to the 5 DMAIC steps, there is also a step zero that occurs first. It is known as six sigma leadership.

Six Sigma:

Is more than “training”; it is an approach based on data, geared toward projects with quantifiable business outcomes. For instance, in 1999 GE Capital was able to save $2 Billion with Six Sigma. Processes are improved by controlling variation and understanding the intricacies within them. This results in more predictable and profitable business processes.

Champions Are

  • Company executives who lead Six Sigma by backing projects.
  • Individuals who receive instruction regarding the basic principles of Six Sigma and its methodology.
  • Responsible for choosing employees to be “Belts” and mentoring project leaders.
  • Those who implement and back the introduction of Six Sigma within the firm.

Master Black Belts Are

  • Aligned with the Champion to offer support and provide Project Descriptions.
  • Those who will advise and instruct Green Belts and Black Belts.
  • Professionals with widespread project management knowledge.
  • Masters of Six Sigma Methodologies with proven track records.
  • Individuals with an advanced understanding of the Statistical Tools used within Six Sigma.
  • Prospective leaders of a corporation.

Six Sigma Belts Are

  • Individuals who obtain instruction concerning the road map of Six Sigma.
  • Individuals who receive one-week to four-week training sessions that provide them with an opportunity to progress through his or her project as the skills are learned.
  • Individuals who successfully complete all required training, exams, and a live project.

Black Belts receive four weeks of instruction that focus on the Six Sigma road map. This training will include an extensive look at statistical methodologies. Successful Black Belts are project leaders whose job requires at least 75% of their time dedicated to completing four to six month Six Sigma Projects.

Green Belts receive two weeks of class time which will cover the important aspects of the statistical methods needed to complete Six Sigma projects, while learning the Six Sigma road map. Green Belts spend up to 50% of their time working on Six Sigma projects that last for four to six months each.

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