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Six Sigma Green Belt

Six Sigma Syllabus – Green Belt

The Green Belt is an integral player in Six Sigma hierarchy, who shares responsibilities with belts above and below. If you want to make a serious career of Six Sigma, Green Belt certification will provide you the means to do so. In karate, a green belt signifies the growth of a seed as it sprouts […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Jack Ma

Jack Ma was one of China Central Television’s Top 10 business leaders in 2004. Only five years later, Time magazine ranked him as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology awarded Ma an honorary degree in 2013. Then, in 2017, Fortune named him as one […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Orange Belt

While White Belt represents the very beginning of your Six Sigma journey, Yellow Belt training is the first step on the ladder. What comes next after Yellow Belt training? The Orange Belt. Often skipped over or given less attention than other Belt levels, Orange Belt training is highly important to Six Sigma. In karate, the […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: General Electric

Thanks to ex-CEO of General Electric Jack Welch, the companies throughout the business sector know Six Sigma as a staple of good business practice. In fact, more than half of all Fortune 500 companies use Six Sigma to improve and streamline their own processes. However, Six Sigma wasn’t always around. In fact, it took a […]

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Six Sigma Syllabus – Yellow Belt

So you’ve passed your White Belt exam and want to move on to Yellow Belt training. If you want to build your awareness of Six Sigma practice, then Yellow Belt training is a great start. In karate, the yellow belt represents sunlight shining on a seed to give it the strength to grow. Yellow signifies […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Ford Motors

The Ford Motor Company is one of America’s, and the world’s, largest and most successful automakers. Named after its founder Henry Ford, the company is known for its innovative and dynamic approach to manufacturing. Henry Ford pioneered and employed such manufacturing concepts as standardization, assembly lines, which came to be known as Fordism. He also […]

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Six Sigma White Belt

Six Sigma Syllabus – White Belt

If you know Six Sigma, you’ll be familiar with the Belt-based hierarchy used to classify Six Sigma practitioners. The first of the six major Belt colors in the chain of command is white. Each color has a special significance in Six Sigma, reflecting the level of the training, due responsibility, and experience of the practitioner. […]

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Six Sigma Case Study: Ryanair

In today’s hypercompetitive traveling industry, operational efficiency and excellence are the two major elements for success. A clear, innovative and efficient strategy can really take off in the current traveling climate. Yet, the ideal operational strategy is not always easy to recognize immediately. Instead, aviation providers such as Ryanair must become adaptive and innovative to […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Apple

Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College, Oregon, in early 1974. He then pursued a brief career with the Atari Corporation designing video games. After a pilgrimage to India where he first encountered Buddhism. It was in late 1974 when Jobs reconnected with an old school friend by the name of Steve Wozniak. Deciding to go into business together, […]

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Six Sigma Leadership Profile: Bill Gates

Bill Gates wrote his first software program at the age of 13. He cofounded the Microsoft Corporation, the world’s largest personal-computer software company when he was twenty. He is currently the richest man in America, frequently topping Forbes’ list of the world’s wealthiest people. In addition to his work in computer technology, he is also an extremely generous […]

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What Should I Find in My Six Sigma Learning Pack?

So, you’re looking to gain a Six Sigma certification? Great! Yet, where do you start? For every Six Sigma professional, the journey begins by finding a certification, training, or certificate course. Previously, we have outlined the main differences between each type of program. Though, in summary, a training course introduces you to the concept of […]

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Change: How to Stop New Processes from Failing

Imagine; it’s the end of the year, and your project team is about to unveil the numerous improvements made over the past four quarters. Excitement is in the air, executives are closely watching; this is the movement you have been waiting for. However, what happens next is not always what you expect or predict to […]

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Change Management: Office Politics

For most cases, change is a good thing. Change can represent growth, maturity, and innovation. It can show the progress individuals, organizations, and leaders are making. Likewise, change can promote others to strive towards aspirations. However, sometimes changes are not as easily noticeable or accepted by others. For example, an office management restructures may result […]

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How to Correct Six Sigma Issues

Sometimes, the projects you manage don’t seem to work out the way you plan for them to. They may not fail regularly, but when they do, it can lead to numerous other issues. How, when, and why Six Sigma projects fail depends on any number of variables. Because each project is unique and every project […]

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Six Sigma Cerification

Six Sigma Certification Levels Explained

There’s no doubt that gaining a Six Sigma certification is one of the best moves anyone can make for their career. Whether you work in logistic, financing, or manufacturing, everyone can benefit from the experiences and knowledge Six Sigma offers. However, knowing when and where to start can be tricky, especially for professionals looking to […]

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How to Calculate Your Baseline Sigma

If you work in a manufacturing, processing, or logistic industry, chances are Six Sigma is a common conversation topic. Since its creation in the late 1980s, employers have used the methodology to improve their business process extensively. By definition, a Sigma is a statistical term that measures the number of defects per million opportunities. Whether […]

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Kano Model: A Method for Greater Customer-Centricity

Historically, companies that are customer-centered are far more profitable than those with other centers of attention. This trend of customer-focus has lead corporations to flourish and prosper in otherwise stagnant markets. Yet, how do you begin making your operations more customer-centric? For Six Sigma practicing professionals, the Kano Model is the best answer! In this […]

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The Five Kinds of Six Sigma Projects: Process Redesign

At its core, the Six Sigma methodology focuses on improving business processes and reducing production errors. However, more often than not, it’s not that simple. How a company restructures a business process, decides who manages it, and how to deploy it determines its overall success. For many Six Sigma professionals, the first line of action […]

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The Five Kinds of Six Sigma Projects: Process Design

Among the thousands of certified Six Sigma professionals currently practicing in industry, many have experience within multiple projects. These projects, as a result, determine how well-versed, experienced, and competent a professional is. How they choose to manage a Six Sigma project, how they meet deadlines, and how they review processes can greatly impact their chances […]

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