Lean Six-Sigma Mentoring Programs

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Many companies today have some employees trained in Lean Six-Sigma techniques such as DMAIC but are unable to harness the true benefits of this training. The reasons range from; not enough time by Senior Management to initiate and drive programs, to insufficient numbers of Lean Six-Sigma trained employees, to some well trained Lean Six-Sigma employees that have limited experience and need assistance to really drive projects to successful completions.

“The primary benefit of Our Black Belt Mentor Program is that your company will have a dedicated Black Belt drive your project to a successful completion.”

The overall objective of Black Belt Mentoring Programs is to assist companies that currently have employees that are at the White, Yellow, Green & Black Belt levels. The programs are lead by a Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt with dozens of projects completed. They are tailored to meet Senior Management Objectives by identifying and defining the Business Case for projects. They then lead & mentor a small project team of employees on the implementation of Lean Six-Sigma techniques to meet these business objectives.

Lean Six-Sigma Training

Yellow Belt – This course is designed to provide a broad understanding of the Six Sigma improvement methodology, concepts, and language, along with a complete toolbox of basic process improvement methods applied within a Six Sigma framework, including basic Statistical Process Control Charts. The course is targeted at a wide audience of Six Sigma team members who need familiarity with the overall process and the basic process improvement tools.

Green Belt – The course is 40 hrs. in length provides participants with enhanced problem-solving skills with an emphasis on DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control).  This training helps the employee serve as a trained team member within his or her function-specific area of the organization. Green Belts have two primary tasks: first, to help successfully deploy LEAN and Six Sigma techniques, and second, to lead small-scale improvement projects within their respective areas.  In addition, as a support population, employees trained in Green Belt can do much of the legwork in gathering data and executing experiments in support of a LEAN Six Sigma project.  (NOTE: The entire Body of Knowledge for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) “Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB)” exam is covered in this program.)

Black Belt – The course is 72 hrs. in length provides participants with Six Sigma “Black Belt” training. Designed for people who will perform or facilitate process analysis and improvement activities including business process data collection and analysis.  Technical backgrounds and/or familiarity with basic algebra are helpful. It provides training in process analysis and improvement techniques, project management, team facilitation skills, Statistical Process Control (SPC), Designed Experiments (DOE), and Statistics. (NOTE: The entire Body of Knowledge for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB)” exam is covered in this program.)

FOR CERTIFICATION: Participants seeking Six Sigma “Black Belt” certification must successfully complete and present the project details from a strategically-linked process improvement project, a Designed Experiment, and an application of Statistical Process Control. In addition, several statistical analyses are required, as well as the successful completion of a statistical tools competency exam. They must also attend all 13 days of training as well as present their projects at both a project Rehearsal / Evaluation day (where projects will be evaluated for successful completion and any pending issues identified), and a Presentation / Graduation day (where all successfully completed projects will be presented). (NOTE: Completion of a “Black Belt” project will satisfy one of the two projects required to take the ASQ “Certified Six Sigma Black Belt” exam.)

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