Perhaps you’ve heard of Six Sigma before. Perhaps you’ve come here looking for ideas on how to improve your company’s bottom line. Guess what? You’re in the right place, because that’s exactly what Six Sigma training from Pyzdek Institute, LLC can provide!
According to a recent report from Business 2 Community, one of the main benefits of Six Sigma training is that it teaches you to analyze your current operations and find ways to increase the quality of the services and products you offer.
The results of thoughtful analysis aren’t just relegated to finding and fixing defects in your process to improve quality. They also include expanding innovation: finding new ways to do your work better, faster, and with less money. They include encouraging your employees to see their work as more than “just a job,” but as a way to personally participate in projects that will have a positive impact both on the company and the people it serves. They include reducing costs and reducing waste: Wasted time, wasted money.
Consider the facts offered by this report:
- After implementing Six Sigma, Akron Children’s Hospital was able to reduce MRI wait times by 90 percent and decrease the amount of time it took to locate airway supplies in its ER by 63 percent, improving the quality of care provided to its patients.
- After implementing Six Sigma, GE was able to increase its revenue by $300 million in one year.
- After implementing Six Sigma, the U.S. Army saw a savings of $2 billion in one year through projects that streamlined processes, recycled fuel, and managed tasks in a more efficient manner.
- 46 percent of companies who implement Six Sigma see increased innovation, as employees learn to focus on solutions instead of limitations.
- 56 percent of companies who implement Six Sigma see improvements in employee working conditions and safety, as consistency and protocol become the focus of operations.
These are just a few of the benefits that Six Sigma training can provide. Want to know more? Contact us.
Six Sigma training has become a favorite topic of discussion in most organizations, even as executives try to embrace the concept. Part of the reason for its popularity is the fact that it seeks to bring perfection in operations, which leads to profitability and efficiency in workplaces.
Basis for accomplishment of projects
When a company embarks on some project, all the details that pertain to it need verification to identify all requirements that will lead to successful accomplishment of such tasks. However, you may not achieve it due to one reason or the other, which means that such projects will eventually fail. As such, six sigma training offers insight on how to avoid breakdowns in between projects from conception to the accomplishment stage.
Positive impact on one’s career
Six Sigma Training has a lifetime implication on your career because it avails the analytical skills and knowledge that will help you accomplish your duties with little or no challenges at all. Also, anyone with Six Sigma certification proves that they have some unique capabilities. That is what most employers consider, and candidates with such certification will naturally stand out.
Practical application capabilities
Through Six Sigma Training, one can realize a positive impact on some business aspects in measurable terms. These include a reduction in the cost of doing business, improvement of knowledge, streamlining of business processes and promotion of employee commitment. All these provide a better business environment because they affect daily operations directly. Call us now for more details.
Recently, Maj. Amanda Harrah, of the Army’s 28th Infantry Division, explained why she fell in love with Lean Six Sigma and what every Green Belt should know. “Lean Six Sigma gets us to work as a team,” Harrah wrote, adding that it “gives us the impact of our lost time on our performance and ultimately our Combat Mission Effectiveness.”
As for what Green Belts should know, Harrah stated, “you’ll work smarter, not harder.” She stated that leading a Lean Six Sigma project was generally a part time undertaking. Additionally, she noted that not everyone on the team would necessarily be excited right away about the changes that will come through the Six Sigma process. However, she encouraged Green Belts to develop a solid communication plan right from the start, to ensure that the right information about the project is provided by all the stakeholders, and to remember that their leadership is critical to shaping the project’s outcomes. Buy-in from others could be achieved by including them in the process, and helping them to look for data-driven solutions, she noted.
At the Pyzdek Institute, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification involves 100 hours of coursework, a comprehensive written exam, and the presentation of a real world project to one of the institute’s Certified Master Black Belts. Once certified, Green Belts possess the knowledge of D-M-A-I-C, and can apply that knowledge in a supporting or leadership position on a Six Sigma team. There is no minimum education requirement for those seeking Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, and the Green Belt training is not a prerequisite for Black Belt training.
Would you like to receive training that will teach you the principles needed to lead your company towards data-driven efficiency and cost savings? If so, contact us.
The Pyzdek Institute is an accredited organization that offers online as well as coached Six Sigma training and certification. The institution is culmination of Thomas Pyzdek decades of work involving process excellence activities and Lean Six Sigma. Pyzdek has authored several books widely regarded as authoritative sources in process excellence. These books include; The Six Sigma Handbook, The Handbook of Quality Management, as well as The Quality Engineering Handbook. With a career within the quality management industry spanning over 45 years, Pyzdek is undoubtedly an expert in the field.
Online training platform
The Pyzdek Institute runs the online repository of quality and process improvement information SixSigmaTraining.com. The portal contains a catalog of published work by Pyzdek as well as a host of other experts in quality and process improvement. Unlike many other online training platforms, the information, video tutorials and other resources on the website are free of charge. The site doesn’t require any registration to gain access and encourages a significant level of interaction thanks to integration with various social media platforms.
Courses offered and accreditation
The Pyzdek Institute has received certifications from The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) as well as The Council for Six Sigma Certification to provide all levels of Lean Six Sigma certification. The institution has tailor-made training programs, offered either as self-study online packages or on coached basis. The training leads to certification starting from white belt, yellow belt, green belt and finally culminates to black belt certification in Lean Six Sigma. Get in touch with us now for more details.
The fire department staff of the City of El Paso, TX, was recently able to save hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by implementing Lean Six Sigma projects
The fire department staff of the City of El Paso, TX, was recently able to save hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars by implementing Lean Six Sigma projects. According to a recent article from the El Paso Herald Post, a Green Belt team evaluated some aspects of the department’s programs and made recommendations that resulted in $252,000 in savings. In addition, by implementing these recommendations, the department can save another $111,173 in the future, as well as 13,463 hours.
The team looked into how the department was managing its personal protective equipment inventory, the training time for 911 communications recruits, on the job inquiries and lost days. According to interim fire chief, Mario D’Agostino, the department is enthusiastic about the opportunity to continuously improve its service to the citizens of El Paso through Lean Six Sigma projects.
The city has incorporated Six Sigma training into its strategic plans to deliver services in a timely and efficient manner, the article notes. To date, city staff has saved the taxpayers more than one and a half million dollars and more than 41,000 hours. Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are required to complete 100 hours of instruction in order to become well-versed in how to perform and interpret Six Sigma tools and the standard principles of Lean. They must pass a comprehensive exam, proving that they are ready to both lead and support improvement projects.
From the smallest businesses, to large corporations, to government organizations, Six Sigma training can provide the skills necessary to make your services more efficient and save you money. For more information, contact us.
Perhaps you’re wondering what kind of jobs are available to professionals with Six Sigma training. Here is a real life profile of a job promotion recently received due to a company’s desire to improve the quality of its services to its customers.
According to a January press release, American Portfolios Financial Services, Inc., has promoted Dalchand Lalijit to the position of executive vice president of business processes and organizational development. Company CEO Lon T. Dolber stated that he is committed to integrating Lean Six Sigma methodology into all business processes as soon as possible. He stated that Lalijit brings the experience to make that commitment a reality.
Lalijit was hired in 2015 as vice president of service quality and process excellence. He brought with him to that position the ability to introduct the Lean Six Sigma approach to those parts of the company by implementing policies and procedures to assess the company’s allocation of resources. He has also been able to enroll and lead other employees of the company in Lean Six Sigma training and projects. Prior to joining APFS, he served as senior vice president of the Lean Six Sigma global division and was part of the operations council for Momentive Specialty Chemical. He was responsible for a number of duties including the deployment of Lean Six Sigma, productivity, and manufacturing excellence.
While Six Sigma training isn’t the only factor in obtaining the job you have always dreamed of, it is an important tool to get you there. It provides a unique skill set that makes you stand out from the competition. Are you ready to get started with your training? Contact us.
Advisor, Chunka Mui — in his recent column for Forbes — described innovation as an “imperative” for businesses and organizations. He cited studies in which senior executives and board members stated that the rapid pace of technological change was the biggest challenge facing their organization, and that disruptive innovation was the biggest risk.
However, Mui asserts, innovation is also the biggest opportunity to grow your business. In the ABCs of organizational improvements, Mui quotes engineer and innovator Douglas Englebart, who once stated that the ability to get better and get better at improving one’s self is the key to long term viability.
When it comes to those ABCs, the column explains, “A” is your core activities: developing products, manufacturing them, marketing them, distributing them. “B” is the process by which you improve your “A”. This can include implementing a continuous improvement methodology such as Six Sigma in order to accomplish your core activities faster, better, cheaper, and for more profit. “C” is the part of the equation where you continuously improve your improvement processes. Where you think big. Where you innovate. This is the part of the process, Mui notes, that led to the invention of laser printers and networked computing. It’s the part that brought such things as iPhones and driverless cars.
Not having a “C” process can result in failure, the column warns. Kodak, operating without a “C” process, failed to fully embrace digital photography. Instead, it relegated that invention to an extension of its “A” process — which was products such as film, paper, and chemicals.
Pyzdek Institute LLC can give you the tools to implement a culture of continuous improvement through Six Sigma training. This can help in the “B” process of improving how you do your business. It can also help in the “C” process of always looking at ways to make your improvements stand out. Contact us to get started.
ASQ Quality Progress recently published the results of its 30th annual salary survey for quality professionals. Here are the details:
- The survey included responses from more than 7,000 quality professionals from various industries and market sectors. 92.5 percent of the respondents work full-time. Other respondents included self-employed consultants, part time employees, unemployed, retired, and laid off workers.
- Average salaries in the U.S. increased slightly in 2016 to $91,659 for full-time professionals. It was somewhat smaller than the 2.78 percent increase seen in 2015 — which was the largest increase since 2007.
- 2016’s highest paid quality professional by job title was vice president/ executive, with an average annual salary of $169,350. This was followed by statisticians and directors, who earned an average of $132,468 and $130,902 respectively.
- Respondents of the survey expressed the greatest satisfaction with their jobs when their employers paid for quality training, such as Six Sigma training. They stated that this showed the value that their organization places on professionals holding certifications, and that top management places an importance on quality.
- Respondents holding at least one ASQ quality training certification earn more than $3,800 a year more than those without a certification. Those with two certifications earn $6,200 more than those with just one certification, the survey revealed.
- The average salary for those quality professionals receiving Six Sigma training increased from $83,004 to $100,361.
- Completing higher levels of Six Sigma training offered the biggest bump in salaries for quality professionals in 2016, the survey found. Master Black Belts earned an average of $130,878. The average salary for Black Belts was $104,974.
If you’re ready to take your salary to the next level, Six Sigma training is a proven way to go. Contact us for more information.