Six Sigma is a methodology used to improve business processes by utilizing statistical analysis rather than guesswork. This proven approach has been implemented within all industries to achieve hard and soft money savings, while increasing customer satisfaction. SixSigma.us is at the forefront of Six Sigma certification and consulting services. We assist organizations with all aspects of the implementation process from training Champions to certifying employees at different belt levels. We can help your company determine the right individuals for training, and how to choose potential projects.
Are aligned with the Champion to offer support and provide Project Descriptions.
Will advise and instruct Green Belts and Black Belts.
Are professionals with widespread project management knowledge.
Are masters of Six Sigma Methodologies with proven track records.
Have an advanced understanding of the Statistical Tools used within Six Sigma.
Are typically prospective leaders of the corporation.
Six Sigma Belts
Are individuals who obtain instruction concerning the road map of Six Sigma.
Receive training that is conducted for one week with approximately one month between each week of training. This provides the belt with an opportunity to progress through his or her project as the skills are learned. To be certified, the individual must successfully complete all required training and a live project. The outcome is an internationally recognized Six Sigma Certification.
Black Belts receive four weeks of instruction that will 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 be 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. In addition, students will learn the Six Sigma road map. As a Green Belt, the employee will spend up to 50% of their time working on Six Sigma projects that last for four to six months each.
Six Sigma Projects – Nonprofit Example Project
The project should be a process or problem that is not functioning properly without a clear reason.
The objectives of the company should be reflected within the projects chosen.
On average, Black Belts will work on projects with at least $100,000 in potential savings with Green Belts choosing projects of $50,000. This will vary based on company size, etc.
Money should not be the only determining factor. Other priorities, such as customer satisfaction may also be considered.
By definition the project should take no more than 4 to 6 months to complete. Does the project have this capability?
Use the Six Sigma road map as your guide.
Remember the DMAIC method - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control.
The project should be appraised after each method is completed in most cases.
To improve the knowledge of the organization, each project should be documented for future review when it is completed.
The finance or accounting department should sign off on any Six Sigma project savings.
Consulting Services for Six Sigma & Lean
SixSigma.us will customize any course to meet our customer’s requirements.
Does this work for healthcare? Yes! In the spring of 2004, one of our Belts within the healthcare industry completed a project that reduced the amount of blood wasted due to expiration. This resulted in Annual Savings of $ 247,876. That is $61,969 worth of savings over 3 months.