The Six Sigma term is coined from the terminology related to the manufacturing industry. Specifically, the terminology related with the statistical modeling of the processes in manufacturing. The maturity of a manufacturing process can be defined by a sigma rating, which indicates its return or the percentage of the defect-free products that are created by the manufacturer. A six sigma process simply means a process where 99.99966% of the manufactured products are expected to be free from all defects (0.00034% defect rate).
Founded by Motorola and General Electric in the 1980s, Six Sigma is a set of tools, processes, and techniques for business process improvements. It accomplishes this by identifying, correcting, and removing the causes of process defects and then decreasing the negative variables within the manufacturing and business processes.
About Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
A Six Sigma Green Belt certified individual works in a supporting role under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt or Master Black Belt. This professional analyzes and fixes quality control and process issues at the work place and is involved in projects related to quality improvements. He or she assists with data collecting information and data and analyzing it for Black Belt projects. He or she also leads Green Belt teams or projects. A Green Belt is generally has a minimum of three years of on the job experience. This professional is also someone who desires to validate his or her understanding of Six Sigma tools and processes, and who wants to continue to progress in their career, usually towards becoming a Six Sigma Black Belt.
Six Sigma Green Beltcertification information
The Lean Six Sigma Green Beltprogram varies from institution to institution. Most programs use a combination of classroom instruction, online courses, and practical application studies, with quizzes and exams used throughout the course of the program. See your higher learning institution program of choice for more details.
Generally speaking, upon completion of the Lean Six Sigma Green BeltCertification program, students should be able to:
- Become meticulously acquainted with the basics of Six Sigma.
- Understands how to best implement the supporting tools and techniques to provide business processes improvementsin the organization
- Measure the proficiency of a measurement system.
- Have the ability to apply the principles Six Sigma methodologies to their work on an everyday basis.
- Analyze output variables into possible sources of improvements.
- Calculate the current state of a business process, finding the advantages and disadvantages of the process.
- Implement data analysis within an organization.
The benefits of becomingLean Six Sigma Green Belt certified include the following:
- With today's competitive business environment, Six Sigma can be a critical part of reducing costs within an organization through process improvements. Because of this continuing trend, Six Sigma certifications can be very important for job candidates.
- Gain experience as a project lead when being put in charge of Green Belt projects.
- Six Sigma methodologies are being applied in an assortment of industries, including manufacturing, health care, hospitality, government services, and others.
- Provides you the ability to build an extremely tight internal organization by implementing statistical analysis to remedy broken or sub-optimal processes.
- For organization, the hiring of Green Belts can mean a potential forimproved customer service. This is especially true when the process includes manufacturing or call centers.
- Become more knowledgeable and confident in your career path.
- Demonstrate to your partners, employer, customers, and co-workers that you are highly skilled in applying Six Sigma techniques.
I highly recommend anyone involved with business processes to do what I did and become a Six Sigma Green Belt. By doing so, it can elevate your standing with your company and provide you with additional employment opportunities. I found it also helped me gain recognition from my peers, and boosted my morale at work. I have been able to directly apply the skills that I learned in the certification process to my daily job functions. Since becoming Green Belt certified, I have gained a new-found respect at the office, and have seen a significant raise in my overall job satisfaction, not to mention a big promotion and pay raise.
Sara Frost, Process Analyst at the Doyle Group, LLC.