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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training and Certification

Begins March 2-6, 2015

Lean Six Sigma Black Belts are some of the most sought after professionals today. As a Black Belt candidate, you will be trained to identify opportunities for improvement with your company, use Lean Six Sigma methodology and apply the correct tools and techniques to a Lean Six Sigma project. After training, you will have the skills needed to lead Lean Six Sigma projects throughout your organization to achieve significant financial impact and improve customer service.

Your training consists of a four-week program combining the two-week Green Belt course with two weeks of Black Belt training. This format allows Green Belts and Black Belts to train together, creating an atmosphere similar to the work environment where Green and Black Belts work together on Lean Six Sigma project teams.

If you are interested in the Green Belt training, click here.

Already have your Green Belt certification, click here to find out about our +2 Upgrade to a Black Belt.

For businesses to compete in today’s marketplace, they must find ways to improve performance in their products and processes and boost customer satisfaction. Lean Six Sigma provides solutions for breakthrough performance improvement, allowing for significant financial impact and quality gains.

The NCSU Lean Six Sigma programs provide government agencies and manufacturing, service, and healthcare organizations with a proven methodology to significantly reduce costs and increase productivity. We offer training and certification for Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts and Master Black Belts through open enrollment courses or through our Customized Training program, in addition to providing Performance Excellence courses and software training.

In addition to public and customized training courses, our instructors, all Master Black Belts or Black Belts, are skilled facilitators and project leaders. We are often asked to provide a facilitator to work with an organization's executive team as they develop project selection criteria and project lists. In most of these situations, the facilitator has also helped coordinate the projects and serve as a project coach to the project team. Another area in which our Master Black Belts and Black Belts are available is in facilitating process mapping, data collection and analysis. Our facilitators also lead Kaizen events for clients. To learn more about how NC State University Lean Six Sigma programs can help your organization contact Melissa Sharp,, 919.515.0236.

What is Lean Six Sigma? Lean Six Sigma is a business philosophy focusing on breakthrough improvement and incorporates Lean Manufacturing tools with Six Sigma methodologies. Lean Six Sigma focuses on reducing variability in a process. In a service or manufacturing environment, a Lean Six Sigma process would be virtually defect free. In one million operations of a process, Six Sigma allows only 3.4 defects. Most companies operate at three sigma, which allows 66,807 defects per million opportunities.

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