Developed with service industry businesses in mind but applicable across all disciplines, Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Transactional training prepares individuals to become the leaders of improvement projects and team members and/or managers of a Lean Six Sigma program. The course develops enhanced problem-solving skills and advanced mastery of Six Sigma’s industry-tested system for process variation reduction. Through finance, government and health care examples, sessions teach candidates how to apply the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology in pursuit of financial benefit and organizational improvement. The DMAIC model provides a comprehensive framework for project management, which places strategic emphasis on team building and root cause analysis. Additionally, candidates learn how to use process mapping, perform data collection, apply graphical analysis and implement an extensive set of statistical tools.
Candidates earn certification by passing an exam and undertaking and documenting an individual improvement project at their place of work or a qualified host company/organization (candidate must secure arrangements). Successful projects require access to relevant personnel and data. Past projects have netted savings between $100,000 and $250,000.
A final report is submitted for instructor approval, outlining performance goals and fully describing steps taken toward improvement. Project outcomes – such as process improvement and financial impact – are documented through the identification of before-and-after performance metrics.
Hours: 72 hours of online education and personal mentoring/coaching hours from a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt; mentoring is conducted via telephone, video conferencing or at TCIE
Graduates of Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt tackle long-lasting, recurring, complex problems that hinder a company’s performance. As continuous improvement leaders, they:
Highly motivated individuals serving in a range of positions at any type of organization, from shop-floor employees to executives
Start this self-paced course at the beginning of any month you choose. Below are upcoming start dates and the associated payment deadlines.
|Start Date ||Payment Due Date|
|November 4th||October 18th|
|December 2nd||November 22nd|
|January 6th||December 20th|
|February 3rd||January 24th|
|March 2nd||February 21|
|April 6th||March 20th|
Candidates are encouraged to take the exam 5 months after beginning the program and submit a project 9 months after the program start.
At the very latest, the exam must be taken 9 months from course start, at which time access to the online course will be deactivated. Also, a project must be submitted within 12 months of the course start.
As UB TCIE’s Operational Excellence Director, Peter is a resident expert in the Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools who has delivered substantial, validated hard and soft savings across a variety of projects in finance, medical devices, insurance, food services, building materials, publishing, and other service-related industries, as well as manufacturing. He has nearly 10 years of experience with a global company in serving as the lead on a multitude of process improvement project teams that have delivered record performance in yields, cost reduction, quality and safety. With an M.S. in statistics, Peter has an advanced understanding and application of statistics, and develops the potential in others through helping them understand Six Sigma and Lean methodologies.
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