Six Sigma Training Yields Significant Savings for Area Industries
Colson Monette had two of its leaders become Six Sigma Green Belt certified by Black River Technical College (BRTC) and the Arkansas Quality Institute between February and June 2011.
The initiatives implemented by the newly certified Green Belts include motion reduction, wait-time and set-up time reduction, direct labor time and efficiency improvement, time-scan error reduction, reduction of part delivery delays, and labor cost and cycle-time reduction.
The participants certified by BRTC as Six Sigma Green Belts in 2011 include Bishop Sparks, SBU 1 Leader (Strategic Business Unit) and Tammy Harrell, Quality Assurance Manager.
The rigorous (BRTC)80-hour certification program offered by the Greene County Industrial Training Council (GCITC) requires each participant to complete a money-saving improvement project within his/her organization using the tools and skills they acquired during their six sigma training.
The end result is an effectively completed improvement initiative and Six Sigma certification from BRTC and complete preparation to take the national ASQ certification test. The Green Belt certification is a pre-requisite to the Black Belt certification course.
The BRTC instructor of the Six Sigma certification courses is Scott Follett. Scott has over 20 years of experience as an industrial engineer and quality assurance educator.