Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defective products. The fundamental objective of Six Sigma is to enable worldclass quality and continuous improvement so the highest level of customer satisfaction is achieved. Our Six Sigma program follows a project-focused approach and will teach you how to use the Six Sigma methodology. Each DMAIC phase will be explored in great detail, so you will be able to lead quality projects with the necessary tools. Instructor: Dan Sommers, Master Black Belt
All Six Sigma classes take place at UA Akron Campus
Are you looking for a higher customer satisfaction, greater profitability and a huge competitive edge for your company in the marketplace? Join us for a breakfast and learn how Six Sigma methodologies can lead to dramatically improved business performance and bottom-line profitability.
Tue; Aug 27
The University of Akron’s Six Sigma program offers a two-day Minitab course that includes the student version software and text! Learn the most recommended software for quality statistics. Avoid the drudgery of manual calculations and save time. Minitab is a powerful software package for performing statistical analysis and highly recommended for Six Sigma use. The software will be distributed the first day of class so you may install it on your laptop. If you do not have a laptop, one will be provided for your use in class (and software is yours to take home). Register for the Green Belt or Black Belt training and receive this course for free.
Tue-Wed; Feb 26-27
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Six Sigma Black Belt
The Six Sigma student is given the tools to statistically analyze a process so defects will be almost entirely eliminated. Minitab software training is included (with a one-year license of Minitab 16), and will be used throughout our Six Sigma program. Learn how to solve your process problems based on data, rather than your best guess. Project work is required; time between class sessions allows you to work on your project. Define and Measure: March 4-8; Analyze: April 15-19; Improve: May 13-17; Control: June 10-14, 2013. Mon-Thu 8:30-4:30; Fri 8:30-Noon.
Mon-Fri; Mar 4-8, Apr 15-19, May 13-17, Jun 10-14
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Six Sigma Green Belt
Lead and perform Green Belt projects in your own firm. DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve and control) steps are taught for projects of immediate significance. Class runs concurrent with Black Belt schedule but is only the Mon-Tue portion of the week.
Mon-Tue; Mar 4-5, Apr 15-16, May 13-14, Jun 10-11
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Benefits of Six Sigma
Six Sigma methodology is a project-focused approach consisting of five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC). The DMAIC phases are used to characterize and optimize business and industrial processes. Each project must complete the phases in order:
Define: customer needs are stated and the processes and products to be improved are identified.
Measure: target performance and baselines are determined. Input/output variables are defined and the measurement system is validated.
Analyze: potential causes are identified and investigated by using data to establish the key process inputs.
Improve: a strategy is developed and the solution is linked to the cause.
Control: gains made by the process improvements are documented, monitored and assigned accountability.
About our Instructor
Dan Sommers has 22 years of service with General Electric Lighting. During these years, he has been a Design for Six Sigma Master Black Belt in Lighting Technology, a Six Sigma Black Belt in a high-volume lamp manufacturing plant, a product-line quality manager, a product-line quality project leader, a quality manager and a quality engineer. He has a M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering, a M.S. in Statistics and a B.S. in Actuarial Science.
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