Green Belt: Six Sigma

Green Belt: Six Sigma
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Green Belt: Six Sigma

What is Six Sigma?  

 Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects in any  process  --  from  manufacturing  to transactional and from product to  service.  The  statistical representation of  Six  Sigma  describes  quantitatively  how  a  process  is performing. A Six Sigma defect is defined as anything outside of customer specifications. The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma methodology is the implementation of a measurement-based strategy that focuses on process improvement and variation reduction through the application of Six Sigma improvement projects.

Why is Six Sigma so attractive to so many businesses right now?

Being successful and staying successful in business in more challenging today than ever before. Companies like GE, Sun Micro-systems and many others are flexing the Six Sigma system to create new products and improve existing processes etc.  Leaders  of these  Six  sigma  companies  know  that this  methodology encompasses a wide variety of simple and advanced tools to solve problems, reduce  variation  to  near  zero  by  a  target  date,  delight  customers  and demonstrate financial benefits by target date and speed up the process of improvement. Sounds like an efficient process? The Six Sigma methodology works on the six key ingredients needed to achieve Six Sigma capability within the organization.

  • The genuine focus on customers
  • Data and fact-driven management
  • Process focus and improvement to increase customer satisfaction
  • Proactive management
  • Boundary less collaboration
  • Drive for perfection with appreciable increase in staff Productivity.
  • Decrease in Operational costs
  • Increases revenue due to enhanced productivity

Benefits of Six Sigma    

There are numerous benefits of six sigma as a way to address issues and problems.  Among the benefits of six sigma is the decrease in defects that are allowed to reach the customer.  You can get some sense of the benefits of six sigma by reviewing some six sigma projects.

Origin of Six Sigma & Ranks
Originally invented by Motorola, the Six Sigma system contains belt rankings that represent a person’s achievements utilizing Six Sigma methodologies and associated roles and responsibilities. These rankings are modeled after the martial arts system, as detailed below.

In 1991 Motorola certified its first 'Black Belt' Six Sigma experts, which indicates the beginnings of the formalisation of the accredited training of Six Sigma methods. In 1991 also, Allied Signal, (a large avionics company which merged with Honeywell in 1999), adopted the Six Sigma methods, and claimed significant improvements and cost savings within six months. It seems that Allied Signal's new CEO Lawrence Bossidy learned of Motorola's work with Six Sigma and so approached Motorola's CEO Bob Galvin to learn how it could be used in Allied Signal.

Green Belts (GB)

Green belts are new team members that achieve certification after completing training in a Six Sigma course.
To complete green belt training, new members must complete a relevant project that utilizes the DMAIC
model outlined below. To maintain green belt certification, green belts generally complete DMAIC projects
once every twelve months. Green belts are also responsible for:

  • Recommending Six Sigma projects
  • Participating on Six Sigma project teams
  • Leading Six Sigma teams in local improvement projects
  • Experience level- 3- 6 years Work Experience
  • Exam is scheduled twice in a year ( June & December)

Green Belt Projects

Green belts complete six sigma projects while still holding their current job duties. Therefore, a six sigma
project undertaken by a green belt could include:

  • Statistical analysis to improve reliability on a reactor within the green belt's current responsibility
  • Root cause analysis and elimination of quality control problems that chronically affect the green belt's
    department.

Training Fees-100,000 Naira
Exam Fees-70,000 Naira

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