Effective Lean Six Sigma Executive and Lean Six Sigma Champion training is essential for a successful deployment. However, one needs to closely examine not only the content of this training but the strategy for the deployment of the Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques. Consider how many Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belts and Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are now losing their jobs in these tough corporate economic times. What does this tell us? In my mind, what we are experiencing is the ramifications of executive management not realizing the value of process improvement effort from their Lean Six Sigma deployments. We would think that when times get tough financially Lean Six Sigma work should be in even more demand but that is not the case. Why is there a title of a Lean Six Sigma Champion? This white paper suggests that there are basically three reasons and has a description of the deployment scope and benefits for each alternative.
Process Improvement Training and Certification
Organizations benefit when their lean Six Sigma process improvement training and certification for Green Belts, Black Belts, and Master Black Belts follow a consistent, detailed define-measure-analyze-improve-control (DMAIC) process improvement roadmap.
The Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) approach for training lean Six Sigma belts references the content of a 5-book IEE series. Students can utilize the provided texts long after their training. With IEE lean Six Sigma training, attendees receive much more than a deck of PowerPoint slides from their instruction.
An Integrated Enterprise Excellence (IEE) approach for the deployment of lean Six Sigma gives emphasis to working on improvement efforts that benefit the enterprise as a whole. In the 9-step IEE system, which is described in IEE Volume 2, an Enterprise Improvement Plan (EIP) provides direction for improvement efforts so important Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are enhanced and the big-picture benefits.
Many appreciate the advantages of Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification (MBB certification). There are many sources for Master Black Belt training; however, not all training is created equal. In addition to certification, attendees need to consider their reason for taking the training and what long-lasting skill sets do they expect from the MBB certification training. This whitepaper discusses the following five reasons for Master Black Belt certification, which can help individuals and organizations determine what approach is best for them: (1) Achieve Master Black Belt certification quickly for resume building; e.g., job-security attempt or loss of job. (2) Learn how to use Six Sigma statistical tools better for project execution. (3) Learn how to use Lean tools better for reduction of waste through kaizen events. (4) Apply a roadmap for project execution of the integration of Lean and Six Sigma tools so that the right tool is used at the right time. (5) Apply Lean, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints (TOC), and beyond the balanced scorecard tools for not only the execution of improvement projects but also application of the tools at the business level as well.
It is important that there needs to be new understanding of exactly what role Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (BBs) should play in today’s economy. Gone are the days when businesses deployed BBs as troubleshooters. Today, BBs, together with other Six Sigma practitioners, are indispensable partners in organizationwide initiatives that are grounded strategically and implemented on a highly structured basis to meet critical organizational goals. Included is the fostering of ongoing innovation, the use of business scorecards in ways that enhance rather than inhibit organizational improvement and the establishment of priorities that allow everyone in the organization to contribute to profit improvement. In this environment, everything that matters is measured, the only measurements made are those that matter, and every metric has an owner. The organization is practicing the Three Rs of business: Everyone is doing the right thing right at the right time.
How to become lean six sigma certified so that the certification process best fits your needs is described in the published PDF article that is available at the bottom of this page.
The lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt job description in this provided PDF published article profiles the characteristics of a very valuable asset to an organization.
Important criteria when selecting the best lean Six Sigma training is described in the Internet published PDF article that is available below.
Enhanced 6 Sigma Master Black Belt Training is more than the instruction of additional statistical tools. An enhanced approach to 6 Sigma and lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training involves the structured integration of process improvement efforts within an organizational Business Management System so that Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are enhanced and the business …
These described enhancements to courses in lean Six Sigma address the lack of sustainability that often occurs with a traditional lean Six Sigma deployment.
While a great deal of process improvement work has finally begun to take hold within healthcare around patient safety and hospital operational efficiencies, what about the other non-clinical aspects of the overall healthcare system which can consume physician resources and adversely impact hospital finances? Healthcare insurance processes can have a major impact on both patient care as well as operational efficiencies. This paper describes how one healthcare insurance company has begun to use Six Sigma to not only make itself more efficient and effective internally, but is now also directing its energies toward lowering medical costs while improving patient service and outcomes