We’re proud to announce our newest certificate program: Lean Six Sigma. As a special incentive for this program, we’re offering a 10% discount when you register for both the Green and Yellow Belt courses. Call to register and receive the discount: 470-578-6765.
We caught up with Bill Bailey, one of our Lean Six Sigma instructors. Bill earned a Ph.D. in Technology Management – Quality Systems Specialization and is an ASQ certified Six Sigma Black Belt. He brings more than 30 years of relevant experience to the classroom.
Who is the ideal candidate for these programs?
Anyone involved in process improvement, managers, engineers and other improvement team members. Lean Six Sigma began within the manufacturing industry, but is applicable to all organizations small and large. The Yellow Belt is ideally for team members rather than leaders.
Why are these programs so important?
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a proven, project-driven strategy to improve quality, increase customer satisfaction and deliver bottom line results. Companies such as Motorola, Honeywell and GE have saved billions of dollars by adopting the LSS philosophy.
What are the top skills learned in the program?
Yellow Belt topics include: Intro to LSS, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) roadmap, case study discussion, capturing the voice of the customer, the project charter, stakeholder analysis, Six Sigma teams, processing mapping, graphical analysis tools, lean principles/simulation and control plans.
Green Belt topics are: Analysis tools for teams, intro to statistics, measures of central tendency and dispersion, the normal distribution, confidence intervals, intro to hypothesis testing, Six Sigma shift, process capability, (visual management, eight wastes, SMED, process flow, 5S, mistake proofing — all lean principles) and putting the pieces together.
What job fields would these programs benefit?
Anyone who leads a team involved in process improvement, engineers, manager and others involved in process improvement and problem solving efforts.