Green Belt - Industrial
The Green Belt role is usually part-time in nature, although some organizations might choose to make it a full-time position. By design, the role of a Green Belt is played out at the process level of a business enterprise and is focused on making improvements within the scope and reach of a Green Belts normal work-related line-of-sight. Such localized improvements are generally made by a Green Belt in one of two ways. First, the Green Belt can support a Black Belt project, to effectively extend the scope and reach of a Black Belt. This could involve facilitating the execution of routine activities such as data collection and basic diagnostics in addition to executing small-scale experiments and implementing process controls. Second, a Green Belt can be assigned a highly focused improvement project that has been pre-selected and operationally scaled to fit their unique skill-set and normal job duties.
Industrial Green Belt candidates will learn how to carry out statistical analysis and process evaluation using Minitab statistical software. Participants will learn the DMAIC process improvement methodology - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, or simply DMAIC. Through this systematic and scientific method of problem solving, the Industrial Green Belt candidate discovers how to best apply the supporting tools of Six Sigma; thereby, paving the way for short-cycle, high-yield improvements. Participants will learn problem solving methods and techniques, process management, project identification and project fundamentals in addition to being trained in specific tools for the industrial environment such as Experimental Methods and Measurement Analysis.
By nature, the difference between an Industrial and Commercial Green Belt lies in the type of data they are likely to encounter, thus altering the array of tools and analytical approaches. For example the industrially oriented Green Belt must often work with direct measurements, physical process settings, and the calibration of machines, just to mention a few. Participants will also work a Training Project that will allow them to exercise all the tools taught during training as well as understand the methodology and steps needed to carry out an on-site organizational project.
Successful Industrial Green Belt candidates will be able to increase their job-related or product-related output quality and quantity in less time and at a lower total cost, thereby creating additional value. Naturally, this translates to greater effectiveness and efficiency of job execution and the realization of business imperatives, regardless of the organization type or size. Total instructional time for this program is approximately 80 hours.