Six Sigma started in the mid-1980s as 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.
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).
About Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
The designation of Yellow Belt varies from institution to institution. Typically, A Yellow Belt means that you have at least a basic understanding of Six Sigma. A yellow Belt is normally involved in projects, but does not act as the project leader role. Project leader are usually reserved for Green or Black Belts. A Yellow Belt Is normally responsible for aiding in the creation of process maps in order to support Six Sigma projects. Sometimes, Yellow Belts might be in charge of leading smaller process enhancement projects using the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) methodology. The PDCA methodology enables Yellow Belts to recognize processes that can be improved upon.
Six Sigma Yellow Beltcertification information
Lean Six Sigma Yellow 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 Yellow BeltCertification program, students should be able to:
- Understand Lean Six Sigma and themethodology of DMAIC
- Be well versed in the basics of the Six Sigma methodology.
- Support larger improvement projects as a part of a team of other Six Sigma Professional (Green or Black Belts)
- Conduct smaller projects to improve specific processes.
- Understand the importance of their role in a successful Six Sigma deployment
- Effectively contribute on Lean Six Sigma projects
- Apply procedures learned in the DMAIC process to business processes
- Measure the competences of an enhanced product design
- Exhibit implementation planning practices
- Understand when to use Lean Six Sigma Yellow Beltas opposed to other process improvement methods.
- Apply various techniques to properly scope out projects
- Develop and design and process pilot simulations
The benefits of becomingLean Six Sigma Yellow Beltcertification include the following:
- Increased ability to lead teams in the creation of new processes, services, and products in order to gain higher performance levels.
- Gain the talents needed to recognize, monitor and control practices and processes that negatively impact profits.
- The capability to be included in teams torevamp existing services, processes, and products.
- The capability to gather customer requirements in detail and translate those requirements into new process designs.
- A candidate who has received Yellow Belt Six Sigma training understands the fundamentals of the methodologies involved with Six Sigma.
- As a Six Sigma certified professional, you will not only make a positive impact on your career, but also on your overall life.
I was stuck in a rut at my place of employment. For years, I struggled and repeatedly got passed over for promotions. Then finally I decided to go the extra mile and become a Six Sigma certified Yellow Belt. I found that I learned a lot through the certification process and the studies surrounding this goal, and upper management took notice as well. By getting my Yellow Belt designation, I was a more well-informed and self-reliant employee. I had also gained the respect of my co-workers. The following year, I received a promotion and I am now the project lead on our company's most critical projects
Darius Span, Project Analyst at the Appalachian Business Professionals.