What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) combines the strengths of today’s two most powerful business initiatives – Lean and Six Sigma – into one integrated program. Lean focuses on reducing waste while Six Sigma focuses on reducing variation.
What is a Six Sigma Green Belt?
Six Sigma belt levels indicate the roles that individuals are qualified to play in completing projects and promoting Six Sigma. Green Belts not only serve as Six Sigma team members, but they can also assist with data collection and analysis for projects due to their knowledge of the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) framework.
Why have Six Sigma Green Belts?
Understanding performance metrics and tools like control charts and Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA), Green Belts are ready to take charge of projects, making the connections between LSS concepts and the goals of their organization. Green Belts can put leadership tools into action, find chances to eliminate waste and glean useful insights from data.
Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center’s Green Belt Certification
TMAC’s two week Lean Six Sigma Green Belt teaches basic problem-solving tools using the DMAIC Process. This process provides the overarching structure for project management, helping ensure solutions are sustainable. Students learn through a combination of lecture, student project presentations, exercises, case studies, and simulations. Experienced instructors emphasize practical application of tools and provide coaching on student projects. A partial list of tools covered includes value stream mapping, Little’s Law, measurement system analysis, process control & capability, hypothesis testing, kaizen, pull systems, regression, setup reduction, process balancing, and design of experiments.
This program is offered by the Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), a program of Southwest Research Institute.
For inquiries, contact Sandra Hawkins.
August 10-14, 2020 (week 1)
September 21-25, 2020 (week 2)
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Southwest Research Institute
6220 Culebra Road
San Antonio, TX 78238
Intelligent Systems Division
Building 68 at 303 Tom Slick Avenue
Registration deadline: July 31, 2020 at Noon