ASQ launches Six Sigma course for manufacturers

RP news wires, Noria Corporation
Tags: lean manufacturing

Delivering breakthrough business improvements while holding the line on costs – as well as time commitment – are primary objectives in today’s competitive environment. To address these business goals, the American Society for Quality (ASQ) is introducing a new blended course for manufacturers: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training teaches students the sophisticated management and analytical skills needed to implement the principles, practices and technologies of Lean Six Sigma. Students will learn how to deliver business improvements and cost reductions on a project-by-project basis. The courses focus on the process improvement approach known as define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) to improve processes. A good portion of the participant’s time is spent working through interactive practice exercises and online assessments with one-on-one coaching available. The blended Web and classroom course schedule includes:


Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

• March 5, 2009 – July 20, 2009

Classroom segment: Milwaukee, Wis., May 27-29, 2009


The course is instructed by Joseph Basala, Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Basala was the technical leader for Case-New Holland’s continuous improvement process – Six Sigma. He provides technical guidance worldwide to champions and C.I. coaches (Black Belts) on topics such as project selection, process methodology and proper use of the various statistical and quality tools. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through the ASQ/SSA Alliance, and is an ASQ-trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Other ASQ certifications held are Certified Quality Manager, Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor.


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The American Society for Quality,, has been the world's leading authority on quality for more than 60 years. With more than 90,000 individual and organizational members, the professional association advances learning, quality improvement and knowledge exchange to improve business results and to create better workplaces and communities worldwide. As a champion of the quality movement, ASQ offers technologies, concepts, tools and training to quality professionals, quality practitioners and everyday consumers, encouraging all to Make Good Great. ASQ has been the sole administrator of the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award since 1991. Headquartered in Milwaukee, ASQ is a founding partner of the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), a prominent quarterly economic indicator, and also produces the Quarterly Quality Report.

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