Benchmark Six Sigma
Green Belt Certification
objectives of businesses, critical requirements of day-
WHAT IS SIX SIGMA? to-day business and operational goals.
Six Sigma at many organizations simply means a Six Sigma is a management methodology that uses a
measure of quality that strives for near perfection. structured approach which has helped organizations
BENCHMARK SIX world over to reduce cycle times, increase productiv-
SIGMA? Six Sigma is a set of practices to systematically ity and improve quality and delivery of processes.
improve processes by eliminating defects. A defect
is defined as failure of a product, process or ser- Six Sigma helps a professional approach a problem (or
Most experienced and
vice in meeting requirements of internal or exter- “defect”) in a data driven, structured & systematic
respected trainers and nal customers. manner that ensures success .
While the particulars of the methodology were HOW IS SIX SIGMA DIFFERENT?
More than 5500 Belts originally formulated by Bill Smith at Motorola in
1986, Six Sigma was heavily inspired by six preced- Six Sigma differs from traditional performance im-
trained ing decades of quality improvement methodologies provement programs in its focus on input variables.
such as quality control, TQM, and Zero Defects. While traditional methods depend on measuring out-
Highest recognition and Like its predecessors, Six Sigma asserts the follow- puts and establishing control plans to shield custom-
ing: ers from organizational defects, a Six Sigma program
respect across sectors
demands that problems be addressed at the root
Continuous efforts to reduce variation in level, eliminating the need for unnecessary inspection
Updated programs with and rework processes.
process outputs is key to business success
Operations and business processes can be Also, while other programs mention philosophies,
measured, analyzed, improved and controlled ideas, and requirements (e.g. ISO 9001 specifies re-
Training and facilitation
quirements) Six Sigma provides a structured roadmap
methodology with Multi- Succeeding at achieving sustained quality improve- on how to bring benefits.
sensory impact ment requires commitment from the entire organi-
zation, particularly from top-level management Six Sigma as a strategic tool is customer focused and
Complete Range of pro- is ultimately designed to increase profits through
The fundamental objective of the Six Sigma meth- enhanced customer satisfaction.
grams up to Master odology is the implementation of a measurement-
Black Belt Training based strategy that focuses on process improve-
ment and variation reduction through the applica- WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM SIX
Regular programs in tion of Six Sigma improvement projects. SIGMA?
eight cities This is accomplished through the use of two Six Professionals from various streams (like HR, market-
Sigma sub-methodologies: DMAIC and DMADV.
Programs since 2001 ing, production/ operations, research, supply chain,
The Six Sigma DMAIC process (define, measure, retail, quality, development, general management,
with the best trainer
analyze, improve, control) is an improvement sys- strategic management, finance/accounts, administra-
tem for existing processes falling below specifica- tion, customer care/ helpdesk, maintenance have
tion and looking for incremental improvement. been benefiting from Benchmark Six Sigma programs.
Unique after training
support through very The Six Sigma DMADV process (define, measure, Manufacturing companies of various kinds - machin-
analyze, design, verify) is an improvement system ery/ equipment, pharmaceutical/ chemicals, FMCG/
active web based forum
used to develop new processes or products at Six food items, plastics/ rubber, electronic/ white goods,
and group activities Sigma quality levels. It can also be employed if a automotive/ component, agricultural - processing,
current process requires more than just incre- have realized benefits worth billions of dollars.
Project completion mental improvement.
support and certification Similarly service sector companies into banking, finan-
Six Sigma is nothing but a compilation of world’s cial services, BPO’s, Information technology, con-
at no additional cost
best tried and tested management techniques struction, logistics, transport services, health services,
Trainers have cross- used for bringing business / process improve- airlines, IT infrastructure, HR services, consulting, etc
have been benefiting immensely.
and leadership experi-
ence. WHY SIX SIGMA? For a detailed discussion on usefulness of Six
Sigma, you may post queries and view discus-
Six Sigma and Lean Im- With changing dynamics and growing demand to
sions at our open forum (with 3000 members)
achieve excellence, reduce waste, decrease defects
plementation (optional) at www.benchmarksixsigmaforum.com
and enhance productivity, organizations worldwide
follow-up with powerful seek professionals who understand the strategic
Workshops within or-
Your journey with Benchmark Six Sigma
1. CHOOSE A FORMAT
All Benchmark Six Sigma programs are offered in two formats.
Public training and In-company training. Public training is cost effec-
tive if the person is self sponsored or if a company nominates a
person or a small group.
2. COMPLETE THE FOUNDATION COURSE
7. GET CERTIFICATION
As the body of knowledge is vast, some theoretical elements are
covered through pre-course material which is provided to partici- Global recognition of the program ensures
pants on registration. This ensures that you have the right basic that certification that you receive is ac-
knowledge to have an effective start with Green Belt training. cepted internationally.
3. LEARN IN TEAMS DURING GREEN BELT 8. NETWORK AND CONTINUE LEARNING
You will be assigned to a suitable group for team exercises and Free membership allows you to network with thousands of Six
discussions to help you learn. Teams are selected carefully so that Sigma trained professionals through our unmatched online alumni
members have similar focus area. network available at a PRIVATE FORUM (log in provided only on
enrolment in a Benchmark Six Sigma program.
9. GET FREE SUPPORT FOR REAL
Online support from Master Black Belts is provided for the first
real project that you carry out at your workplace. Collaborative
online forum helps in exploring multiple view points. Example pro-
jects on the forum provide guidelines. Online discussion provides
useful clues and direction.
This photograph shows groups with common interest (similar industries/
functional areas) carrying out team exercises in a Green Belt program
4. CARRY OUT A PRACTICE PROJECT
During the Green Belt training, topic specific case studies are used
to help participants in understanding. You shall get complete data
to work on a real project to practice your learning and compare
your results with the Master Black Belt trainer.
Case studies and analysis outputs serve as useful reference for ap-
plication at the work place.
5. LEARN WHILE HAVING FUN
We believe that learning should never be stressful or boring. 10. PROJECT COMPLETION CERTIFICATE
Stories, anecdotes and relevant jokes keep the class alive and pro-
If you complete a real project within three years of training, you get
vides easy methods to retain learning. Interactive quiz, role plays,
a project completion certificate (optional) at no extra cost
group exercises keep your brain cells working.
11. MOVE TO NEXT LEVEL WHEN READY
6. LEARN USER-FRIENDLY SOFTWARE
You learn to carry out analysis with the help of software (which is Explore Black Belt, Master Black Belt certification at the right time.
free for non-commercial use) and do not need to spend extra on
12. MAKE SIX SIGMA A WAY OF LIFE
costly software. The result oriented application of software is ex-
plained during the entire program. Six Sigma is a relentless journey towards fewer defects, higher effi-
ciency and higher benefits for individuals, organizations and society
at large. This program is a stepping stone to a new way of life.
Benchmark Six Sigma Green Belt Course Outline
IMPORTANCE OF SIX SIGMA Process mapping (with VA/NVA Some Feedbacks from
History of Six Sigma Analysis) past participants
Philosophy of Six Sigma Sampling
Key Business Drivers Data types & collection plan Excellent, fast paced program
Statistical concept behind Six Sigma (Continuous & Discrete, Sampling) for professionals at all levels.
Overview of DMAIC, DMADV Basic statistics (mean, median, stan- -D.Rajiv Krishnan, CEO, Ma Foi
dard deviation, quartiles) Consultancy Solutions Ltd
Process capability analysis (DPU,
It is carried out in a highly
DPMO, Sigma Level, CP/CPK)
The Six Sigma DMAIC Roadmap professional way. It enhances
and elevate your views, which
ANALYZE PHASE add a great value to your
Step 1 : Generate Project Ideas professional career.
Identifying X’s using Cause & Ef-
- Rajesh Kumar, TVS Motor Co.
Step 2 : Select Project
fect analysis (Ishikawa diagram) Ltd
Step 3 : Finalize Project Charter, High Level Map Identifying critical X’s using cause
In depth knowledge of the
Step 4: Finalize Project Y, Performance Standards for Y and effect matrix
Instructor and his communi-
M Step 5: Validate Measurement System for Y
Step 6: Measure Current Performance and Gap
Hypothesis testing (Null & Alter-
nate, Types of Errors, P values)
- Rajeev Dua, Director, Sun
Relationship between variables Microsystems
Step 7: List All Potential X’s
(Correlation, Scatter diagram)
A Step 8: Identify Critical X’s
Step 9: Verify sufficiency of Critical X’s for the project
Tests of means, variances, and
proportions (t-Tests, ANOVA,
It is recommended for com-
panies wanting to go for proc-
ess improvement since it gives
Step 10: Generate and Evaluate Alternative Solutions Chi-Square) you the right recipe for suc-
I Step 11: Select and Optimize best solution.
Finding critical X’s using graphical cessful implementation.
techniques like Pareto’s analysis, - Priti Ray, Principal Consultant,
Step 12: Pilot, Implement and Validate the solution PWC
Step 13: Implement Control System for Critical X’s Failure modes and effects analysis Outstanding methodology of
C Step 14: Document Solution and Benefits
Step 15: Transfer to Process Owner, Project Closure IMPROVE PHASE
teaching. The sessions are
very exciting. Great value
LEAN PRINCIPLES Idea generation (brainstorming, - Ullas Vijay, Student , Symbio-
sis Institute of International
creative Thinking, benchmarking) Business
Kaizen, Poka Yoke, 5S, Seven Comparing alternative solutions
Wastes Solution selection tools like Pugh Great for business process re-
- Dr V. Prem Kishore, Head
CHANGE MANAGEMENT Introduction to Design of Experi-
Apollo DRDO Hospital
Identify resistance to change Validation and Implementation of A wonderful program neatly
Implement a plan to counter resis- improved process packaged and delivered. A
tance must for all levels of managers
Team formation (Team Stages) CONTROL PHASE who are interested in bringing
Team tools about a structured thinking
Stakeholder management Elements in a Process Control and approach to improve his/
- Vijay Sai B. S., Director, Call-
DEFINE PHASE RACI matrix ready Training & Development
Statistical process control (IMR,
Sources of project ideas. Xbar-R, C, U, P, NP Charts)
Project selection Mistake Proofing I came into this course look-
Finalizing the CTQ Sustaining improvements (Creating ing at it as a typical training
Project Charter program but was pleasantly
Control Plan, Documentation) surprised by the quality, rele-
Team Roles and Responsibilities Project closure vance and depth of the pro-
Project scoping with SIPOC gram.
The course content meets international - Anand Kumar, IT Head-South
Asia, Mousanto Company
MEASURE PHASE criteria.
CTQ performance characteristics
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