What Is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Good For?
“Why should you get Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate?”
Here is my answer…
Green Belt certificate is the first level among the others (White, Yellow, Black, Master Black) that enables you to lead a Lean Six Sigma project team solving a major problem in your organization.
While White and Yellow Belts are having increasing level of understanding of the tools and methodology of Lean Six Sigma, the Green Belts are actually applying the methodology in a real-life situation.
Your first typical projects are:
– Reduce workload of ABC department
– Improve utilization of machine XYZ
– Minimize waste material during production step X
– Reduce set-up time at assembly department for shift A
– Improve housekeeping of stock-room
Those projects are easy to do with minimum number of Lean Six Sigma tools.
The financial impact of an average Green Belt project is $10,000 to $50,000 per year.
The Green Belts are part-time project leaders in Lean Six Sigma: next to their daily job they run improvement projects in about 20% of their time.
Because the Green Belt training and certification is less expensive ($1,000 – $2,500) compared to Black Belt training ($5,000-$10,000) and it takes less time to accomplish, the ROI (return-on-investment) is much higher.
For example, one of my online Green Belt students is about to finish his first project, saving $52,332 on a yearly base. His manager paid $997 for the certification program. That gives an ROI of 52x in just the first year!
Important: the cost saving is not only in the first year but in every year, therefore the ROI is even higher.
What’s in it for You?
If you get your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate you become a very valuable member of your organization because you can solve, as a team leader, difficult problems quickly and easily.
You learn how to deal with resistance, how to quantify problems, how to measure and analyze data to find the right solution together with your team.
Consistently applying Lean Six Sigma not only in your project but in your daily work, will completely transform you into one of the most effective and efficient people in your organization.
This unmatched advantage you take with you where ever you go and will give you better career opportunities, higher salaries and more recognition.
What’s in it for your boss, manager, supervisor?
He/she gets 2 for the price of 1: for the same costs you are also running Lean Six Sigma improvement projects during your work hours. These projects are delivering tens of thousands of dollars of financial benefits to the company, organization, institute or practice.
Those in the Lean Six Sigma project team are also learning a totally new approach to any business challenge.
As a result the organization is stepping up in terms of efficiency, improved quality and better customer focus.
Dear Managers, can you wish anything better than that?
Enroll now at Green Belt
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