Six Sigma Green Belt with Minitab software Course Code : S-02 MTB

Duration : 6 Days

Who is a Six Sigma Green Belt?

Green Belts play a significant role within a Six Sigma infrastructure and culture. Their primary roles are critical in many ways. Green Belts provide value within the organization’s Six Sigma initiative in a variety of ways.

  • Leading Six Sigma projects of and making process improvements as a part of their overall job
  • Deploying their organization’s Six Sigma program

  • Participating as a key team member and partner in Black Belt projects

  • Helping to direct and collect data and conduct experiments for improvement projects

  • Working with process owners to ensure project gains are sustained

  • Facilitating the sharing of best practices throughout the organization

Who should attend the training?

This 6-day training workshop is designed for engineers and managers who desire to bring in process improvements and/or wish to support Six Sigma black belts. Those aspiring to get certified by American Society for Quality (ASQ) as Six Sigma Green Belts (CSSGB) will also be benefited as the course is designed based on the ASQ CSSGB Body of Knowledge.

Benefits of the training :

After attending the workshop, the participants will be able to understand and apply Six Sigma tools to make process improvements. Each participant is expected to identify a Six Sigma green belt project before attending the course. Guidelines for project selection will be provided to registered participants. This 6-day training workshop organized by Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR) includes sufficient hands on exercises using special software namely Minitab. About 30% time in the workshop would be dedicated to the application exercises.

The workshop is also aimed at preparing the participants for taking Certified Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) examination offered by American Society of Quality (ASQ). More details are available on web site of ASQ Taking certification exam is optional and not a mandatory requirement of this 6-day course. ASQ certification fees are not included in the course fees.

A test of comprehension will be conducted at the end of training to assess effectiveness of training.

Structure of Green Belt training workshop :

Training is usually conducted in 2 parts of 3 day duration each. After completion of Part 1, participants apply the tools on their projects. Part 2 training is conducted about 4 to 6 weeks after Part 1 and includes more advanced tools. Training agenda focuses on learning the concepts and immediately applying these to the projects selected by the participants. Class exercises are designed specifically to enable retention and application to the projects. Each participant is expected and encouraged to apply the concepts using Six Sigma tools and Minitab. (More information is available at software. This software facilitates effective use/application of Six Sigma statistical tools enabling the belts spend more time focusing on implementing process improvements. Participants need to bring laptop computers with Microsoft Excel software.

Course Contents :

Part I, Day 1 :

  • Introduction: History, Evolution and Value of Six Sigma

  • Basic Concepts: Rolled Throughput Yield, DPU, DPMO

  • Define: Organizing for Six Sigma and Defining Projects

  • Define: Project Selection and related discussion

Part I, Day 2 :

  • Basic Statistics

  • Define: Basic Quality Tools and Data Analysis

  • Measure: Process Mapping

  • Measure: Cause and Effects Matrix,

Part I, Day 3 :

  • Measure: Lean Concepts

  • Measure: Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA)

  • Measure: Initial Capability Study

Part II, Day 1:

  • Recap Part I

  • Project presentations and reviews

  • Measure: FMEA

  • Analyze: Introduction to Hypothesis Tests

Part II, Day 2:

  • Analyze: Linear Correlation and Regression

  • Analyze: Analysis of Variance (One Way)

  • Analyze: Introduction to Design of Experiments

Part II, Day 3:

  • Control: Statistical Process Control

  • Control Plans

  • Examination of 50 multiple choice questions (Optional)

  • Catapult Competition

  • Closing remarks and wrap up

Faculty :

Mr. Hemant Urdhwareshe, Master Black Belt and Director Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR) is the principal faculty for the program. He has more than 28 years of experience in Manufacturing, Quality and Engineering at Cummins India Limited (CIL). As head of quality, reliability and subsequently engineering functions at CIL, he was actively involved in driving Six Sigma and has sponsored many Six Sigma projects. He has applied various Six Sigma tools in improving processes and solving complex manufacturing and field problems. He has conducted many in-house training programmes on Leadership, Quality Engineering and management at CIL and on behalf of Indian Institution of Production Engineers (IIPE), Pune Section. He has also published many articles on Six Sigma and quality engineering.

He has conducted Black/Green Belt and DFSS Programmes for Fleetguard Filters, TACO, Alfa Laval, Menon Pistons and DGP Hinoday, Satyam Computers and QC Services. He has also conducted Six Sigma Green Belt public workshops. He has trained more than 250 Black and Green Belts.

He is :

  • The first ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt in India (2001)

  • The first ASQ Certified Quality Manager in India (1998)

  • ASQ Certified Quality Engineer (1996) and

  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (2005)

  • The only person in India with four or more certifications from ASQ

  • Recipient of Silver Standard 2003 award from Qimpro Foundation

  • Senior Member of ASQ, Fellow of IIPE and member of National Center for Quality Management. (NCQM).

  • Qualified Lead Assessor

Hemant Urdhwareshe is supported by other competent faculty.

 Course Material :

  1. Comprehensive workshop material by IQR

  2. Many Templates including project tracker and project summary

  3. 30-day trial version of Minitab software for each participant can be made available if requested by the company.

Contact us :

Institute of Quality and Reliability,
Plot No.39,
Shantiban Cooperative Housing Society,
Near Gandhi Bhavan,
Pune 411029.

Phone : 91-20-25367952

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