Six Sigma is a project-based, problem solving Initiative which uses basic as well as powerful statistical methods to solve business problems and drive money to the bottom line of the business.
When a cultural change initiative, such as the implementation of Six Sigma, is undertaken, a cultural analysis should be done. Issues that need to be addressed should be undertaken immediately but usually can be done concurrently with the implementation of the Six Sigma Initiative. We can do the cultural analysis and help you monitor the changes needed. In addition we can do the initial training and teach you how to become self-sufficient in this area. Our uniqueness comes in the ability to quickly implement the Initiative and begin to see significant financial gains as soon as 4 months.
The approach taken when implementing a Six Sigma Initiative will vary but almost always there is training done for Champions, Green Belts and Black Belts. It is very common for the Initiative to start with either Executive Overview or Champion training and in this training the Six Sigma Initiative can be designed. Often the Champions then become a Management Oversight Committee. In the Champion’s training, it is common to select the project criteria, plus select the Green Belts and Black Belts for the initial waves of training. Also in the Champion’s training, the initial projects are selected and assigned to the Black Belts, who then work on these projects during their training. Black Belt training is done one week per month, over a 4 month period. In this way the Initiative reaps early benefits as it is our experience that 40% of the projects assigned to the Black Belts are completed by the time of their graduation. It is requirement that the Black Belts not only complete the training but also they must complete their project to become a Certified Black Belt.
Once implemented and brought to maturity, this program can yield $10 of bottom line contribution for each dollar expended in support of the Initiative.Typical training includes: