Lean Six Sigma Certification Programs
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We are an Accredited Training Organization with the IASSC
Certified as an Accredited Training Organization with the International Association of Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
"The IASSC Accredited Training Organization (ATO) designation validates Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. has demonstrated adequate management systems, courseware with a high degree of correlation to the subject matter contained in the IASSC Bodies of Knowledge, delivery schema consistent with such content and highly qualified instructors."
What is Lean Six Sigma?
Lean Six Sigma is a methodology that combines two well-established process improvement approaches: Lean and Six Sigma. It is a systematic, data-driven approach for improving business processes, reducing defects or errors, and enhancing overall efficiency and quality. Both Lean and Six Sigma have their roots in manufacturing, but they have been widely adopted across various industries, including healthcare, finance, and service sectors, to improve processes and drive better results.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt?
The Six Sigma Green Belt signifies a growing level of expertise. These practitioners possess a comprehensive understanding of methodologies, enabling them to proficiently lead medium-scale process improvement projects. Serving as project leaders, Green Belts guide cross-functional teams toward impactful process refinement. Their proficiency in data analysis, root cause identification, and solution implementation contributes to heightened efficiency and decreased defects within their assigned domains. Green Belts act as catalysts for tangible change within their organizational sectors.
What is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt?
The Six Sigma Black Belt emerges as the architect of significant organizational transformation. Armed with advanced statistical expertise, these experts navigate complex process enhancement endeavors. Delving deep into data analysis, unraveling intricate root causes, and orchestrating holistic solutions define their approach. Beyond project leadership, Black Belts serve as mentors to Green Belts, ensuring a seamless approach to process optimization. Through defect reduction and efficiency enhancement, Black Belts drives operational excellence, steering the organization toward strategic milestones.
What Is the Salary of a Lean Six Sigma Belt in Louisville, Kentucky?
The average Six Sigma Black Belt salary in Louisville, KY is $124,900 as of August 27, 2023, but the range typically falls between $107,200 and $134,500. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession.
Why Get Certified?
Six Sigma certification enhances your career prospects significantly. It serves as a clear indicator of your commitment to excellence and continuous improvement, making you a sought-after candidate for leadership and management roles. Organizations highly value employees who can drive process efficiencies, reduce defects, and improve overall operational effectiveness—all outcomes of Six Sigma projects. With this certification, you not only gain a competitive edge but also increase your earning potential, as certified Six Sigma professionals often command higher salaries due to their specialized skill set.
Why Is a Lean Six Sigma Certificate Important in Louisville?
Louisville’s rich history and vibrant community of businesspeople offer a variety of opportunities in various industries. Lean Six Sigma is the key to success, whether you are looking for positions in manufacturing, healthcare, logistics or even the bourbon sector. Louisville’s commitment to excellence is evident in its businesses. You can demonstrate to employers that you are committed to improving processes, cutting waste, and improving overall quality by obtaining Lean Six Sigma Certification.
Lean Six Sigma Certification Benefits in Louisville
- Career advancement: Louisville offers a wealth of opportunities, and a Lean Six Sigma certificate can help you advance your career. This expertise makes you a strong candidate for leadership positions, promotions and salary increases.
- Cost savings: If you live in a city that is always on the lookout for ways to improve its bottom line, then your ability to identify waste and eliminate it through Lean Six Sigma methods can make you an indispensable asset. You will help businesses save money and become an asset.
- Improved Problem-Solving: Louisville-based companies such as Humana and Kindred Healthcare value innovation and problem solving. Lean Six Sigma gives you the tools to analyze complex problems, implement data driven solutions, and drive continual improvement.
Lean Six Sigma is being adopted by companies in Louisville
- Humana Inc.: As one of Louisville’s healthcare giants Humana adopted Six Sigma to streamline its healthcare operation. They focused on improving customer satisfaction and reducing the processing time for insurance claims. Humana improved its efficiency and patient satisfaction by embracing Six Sigma.
- GE Appliances: GE Appliances, a renowned Louisville-based manufacturer, has integrated Six Sigma into its production process to optimize it. The goal was to improve the quality of their products and reduce defects. Six Sigma methods allowed them to save significant amounts of money and improve their competitiveness on the market.
- Brown Forman Corporation: This renowned spirits and wine manufacturer, famous for brands such as Jack Daniel’s, Woodford Reserve and Woodford Reserve used Six Sigma to improve supply chain management. Brown-Forman cut costs by reducing lead times and optimizing inventory.
Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville Kentucky
Public and Onsite Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville, Kentucky, Accredited by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC).
Our Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville, Kentucky courses are full of Games, Videos, Simulations and other active learning. We will be using engaging learning tools like LEGOs, Paper Helicopters and Catapults to learn the Importance of Statistics and Data when Solving a Process problem. You will learn Powerful Root Cause Analysis Tools. We will be using Minitab as a statistical analysis tool throughout the course. The Instructors will keep you engaged and excited!
We use the LEAN Lego Airplane game by Visionary Products to show the power of the LEAN methodology and concepts like Flow, Pull and 5S Visual Management.
We use simulations to show the students how important it is to have GOOD DATA and how to verify that that the data they use to analyze the process is good data.
We show the students powerful ways to “discover” what is happening in their process like Quick Change Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping.
We visit high schools to show them the power of LEAN and Six Sigma through tools like the Statapult (Statistics Catapult).
Lean Six Sigma Certification Options
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more detail on our different certification options.
We hope to see you in one of our classes!
What our Clients Have to Say
I received my Lean Six Sigma Green belt from Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.. The class was a mix of traditional in person students (that were in the classroom physically) and virtual students (who were signed in via GoToMeeting) and was engaging every day of class.
I also chose to complete a lean six sigma project (versus taking the IASSC Certification Examination) to get my certificate, and I had the help of the team at SSDSI all the way through. I plan to attend the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training very soon!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the courses designed as preparation for the IASSC exams or for individuals wanting to get a better understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology?
Our course is designed to produce effective practitioners of Lean Six Sigma. Our Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville, Kentucky classes are focused on the completion of a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt project for certification. We are not a “boot camp” for the IASSC test. If your goal is to take the IASSC test (as is the goal of many of our clients), then let us know and we will point you to resources, along with our course, that will prepare you for the IASSC test.
Are your courses more geared towards LEAN or Six Sigma? How would you differentiate the two?
Our course in geared towards both Lean and Six Sigma. The difference between the two methodologies are:
- The goal of Six Sigma is to eliminate defects, thereby improving quality and efficiency, by optimizing and improving all business processes.
- The goal of Lean is to cut out wasteful steps in the creation of a product so that only steps that directly add value to the customer are taken thereby streamlining the process.
Our course teaches the core tools of both methodologies. We practice the Pareto concept in the development and delivery of our curriculum. What this means is we teach the 20% of the tools that are used 80% of the time. This allows us to shorten our class delivery time to five days. For the other 80% of the tools, we give you references (articles, tutorials, etc.).
What is the deadline to complete the Lean Six Sigma project?
If you choose to complete the project option for certification, you are required to complete the project in no more than six (6) months from the last day of your class. We (SSDSI) will mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.
If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, what is the deadline to take the IASSC test (once you have completed the course)?
If you choose to take the IASSC test for your certification option, there is no deadline to take the IASSC test after completion of our course. We suggest that that you wait no more than two weeks to complete the test so that the information you learned in class is still fresh in your mind.
If you choose to take the IASSC test, we will still offer mentorship of the project (or up to six (6) months from the last day of your course).
Please see Lean Six Sigma Certification Options for more information.
If we decide to take the IASSC exam, will you supply us with resources we need to study from for the test?
Yes. In your Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville, Kentucky class, we will give you the extra resources to study in preparation for the IASSC examination.
What are the prerequisites to take the five (5) day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course?
In order to take the 5 day Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course you must presently be certified as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt by either the IASSC (international Association for Six Sigma Certification), the ASQ (American Society for Quality) or SSDSI (our firm, Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc.). See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.
If you are not certified by one of these three sources, and you have required prerequisite Lean Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge, then you can take the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt test through the IASSC for $295. When you pass the test, you will then meet our prerequisite. See Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification Course Prerequisites for more information.
If you presently do not have a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and your goal is to become a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you can choose our Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program.
I see you offer public Green Belt courses followed by a Black Belt course in the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program. Is there a discount If a person registers for both classes?
We offer a 10% discount for three (3) or more employees registered from the same organization in the same class. If less than three employees registered from the same organization in the same class for both classes (the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt class and the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt class) the total cost would be $5,998.
See the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt FAST-TRACK Program for more information.
Upon completing your Green Belt or Black Belt course, how do you take the exam? Do you offer the IASSC exam at the end of the course, or is that something the individual would do on their own?
Can an individual take the IASSC test as well as have a Master Black Belt Mentor them through their project?
Yes. We (SSDSI) will offer to mentor you for up to six (6) months from the last day of your course whether you take the IASSC test or not. The project mentorship is included in the price you paid to attend the course.
What statistical software will we be using in class?
We will be using a 30-day trial license of the most recent version of Minitab. You will have the option to buy Minitab at the end of the 30-day trial. If you decide not to continue the license, we have free Excel Alternatives to the Minitab statistical analysis.
Do I need any prerequisite knowledge for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course (like statistics or a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification)?
No. You can come into our Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville, Kentucky class without any prerequisite knowledge. All you need is an open mind, the will to learn and the discipline to follow through to complete your certification.
Do you accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses?
Yes, we accept company Purchase Orders as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Public courses. Please contact us at [email protected] or 866-922-6566 for more information.
Do you offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Albuquerque Public courses?
No. We do not offer any financing options as payment for the Lean Six Sigma Training Louisville, Kentucky Public courses. In order to reserve a seat in one of our classes, you will be required to submit payment in full prior to the class with either a credit card or a purchase order.
Do you provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training for multiple organizations at a training center)?
Yes. We provide Lean Six Sigma training onsite at an organization (as opposed to public training at for multiple organizations at a training center). See our Lean Six Sigma Onsite Training and Certification page for more information.
Are the online courses that you offer on-demand (meaning I can sign on to the course and take the course modules when I want to)? Or are they live courses with a live instructor?
Our LVC (Live Virtual Courses) are live courses with a live instructor. If you choose to take our LVC courses, you will have the option to attend a live training in any one of our training sites. For example, we may have a live training at one of our training centers in Dallas, Texas. You may be located in Denver, Colorado and not able to attend a local Denver class. You can sign onto the Dallas class through a WebEx session and attend the Dallas class virtually.
You also have the option of attending a pure LVC course. These courses are given only online with a live instructor.
For more information see Lean Six Sigma Live Virtual Classroom Certification Programs
Will my payment for the public course be refunded if I can’t attend the class?
Yes. If you decide to cancel your class, you will need to submit an official request for a refund 11 business days prior to the start of your scheduled class. To review our Public Training Cancellation Policy please visit https://sixsigmadsi.com/public-classroom-and-webinar-training-cancellation-policy/.
How long are the public Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt classes?
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt Public classes are one full week (5 consecutive days, 40 hours). Our public classes run Monday through Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Do you offer weekend or night public classes?
No. We do not offer evening or weekend public classes. All classes are Monday through Friday during typical business hours. If you require night or evening courses, your local university or technical school may be able to help.