Six Sigma Green Belt Course Code : S_01

Duration : 5 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 5-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 5-day training workshop organized by Institute of Quality and Reliability (IQR) includes sufficient hands on exercises using special software SigmaXL. 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 5-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. Successful candidates will get certificate of passing. Others will get certificate of training completion. Participants willing to get certified as Six Sigma Green Belt must have passed the exam and later complete at least one six sigma project.

Structure of Green Belt training workshop :
Five-day 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 SigmaXL. (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. (Operating system: Microsoft Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP, or later; Microsoft Excel version: Excel 2000 with Service Pack 3 (SP3), Excel XP, or Excel 2003).

Course Material :

  • Comprehensive workshop material with illustrated slides and statistical tables.
  • A CD with data files and many useful templates by IQR.
  • A licensed copy of SigmaXL software (worth US$199 i.e. approximately Rs.8500), for each participant. This is optional. Please see the course announcement and registration for pricing options with SigmaXL software. Participants who do not choose this option will get 30-days trial version.

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, Hemant was actively involved in driving Six Sigma and has lead and 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. Hemant has conducted Black/Green Belt Programmes for Fleetguard Filters, TACO, Alfa Laval, Menon Pistons and DGP Hinoday. He has also conducted Design for Six Sigma Program for Satyam Engineering Solutions. He has trained more than 200 Black and Green Belts.

Hemant 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)
  • ASQ Certified Reliability Engineer (2005)
  • The first 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

Dr. Vikas Garud is working in area of Quality Management throughout his career, spanning over 20 years. He is a mechanical engineer from VJTI, Mumbai University. Dr.Garud started his career in Quality Management in MIRC Electronics Ltd., makers of the Onida brand of home appliances. Later, at VJTI he worked on a research project sponsored by the Aeronautical R&D Board, Defense Ministry, Govt. of India. The work on fluid power systems and their design for controlling aircraft's led to research in the area of Quality Assurance of the Design Process, eventually resulting in the Ph.D. from Mumbai University.
Dr. Garud has been senior examiner for the IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award. He has supported IQR as faculty for various training programmes including Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB) and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS). Dr.Garud is an experienced trainer for :

  • Auditing Quality Management Systems,
  • Quality Function Deployment,
  • Failure Mode Effects Analysis,
  • Team Oriented Problem Solving,
  • Assessment/Examination of organisations for Business Excellence
  • Lead Auditor for Information Security Management System (ISMS – ISO 27001)

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