Green Belt - Commercial
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 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.
This program provides the training to use the powerful Six Sigma process for realizing breakthrough - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control, or simply DMAIC. Participants learn fundamental problem solving, the most commonly used Six Sigma tools and techniques, and how to best apply the supporting tools of Six Sigma. Candidates will be exposed to specific tools for the commercial environment such as Survey Methods, and how to apply the tools of Six Sigma for short-cycle, high-yield improvements.
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 commercially oriented Green Belt will often work with discrete data and frequencies that naturally emanates from such things as customer satisfaction surveys, transactional defect counts, and binary outcomes, 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 Commercial 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’s type or size. Total instructional time for this program is approximately 80 hours.