Six Sigma: Black Belt Training Kicks Quality Management into High Gear

Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from Best Practices, LLC

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality managers use proven
 Six Sigma training methods -- focusing on Black and Green Belt instruction --
 to speed program implementation and quickly eliminate costly inefficiencies,
 according to a report from Best Practices, LLC.  Companies that ignore the
 implementation lessons of experienced organizations often employ programs that
 are slow to gain momentum and deliver disappointing returns.
      Newly updated for 2001, "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of
 GE" describes training and career path initiatives that drive successful Six
 Sigma implementation.  One program profiled in the report gives Black Belts
 four months of classroom and field training.  This rigorous curriculum
 produces experts who average one million dollars in annual savings for their
 organizations.
     The best practices and benchmark metrics in "Building Six Sigma
 Excellence: A Case Study of GE" are drawn from research on world-class
 companies that have implemented Six Sigma programs.  BPLLC project analysts
 identified the key drivers in achieving Six Sigma success:
 
     * Creating a corporate culture focused on quality.
     * Winning executive support for Six Sigma initiatives.
     * Linking Six Sigma with succession planning.
     * Defining critical objectives for the Six Sigma program.
     * Demonstrating the impact of quality initiatives on customers.
 
     "Six Sigma is a rigorous initiative that demands an intensive training
 regimen," notes Keith Symmers, vice president at Best Practices, LLC.
 "Managers who overlook or breeze through this element of the program do so at
 their own peril."
     "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of GE" is available for
 purchase at http://www.BenchmarkingReports.com/pr/op72.htm.  For more
 information about the newly updated report or to receive information about
 other benchmarking studies, contact Elio Evangelista at 919-403-0251 ext. 240
 or eevangelista@best-in-class.com.
 
     ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC
     Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the principle that
 organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying
 top companies' best business practices, operating tactics, and winning
 strategies.  For more information about Best Practices, LLC, call 919-403-0251
 or visit the corporate website at http://www.best-in-class.com/ .
 
 

SOURCE Best Practices, LLC
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Quality managers use proven
 Six Sigma training methods -- focusing on Black and Green Belt instruction --
 to speed program implementation and quickly eliminate costly inefficiencies,
 according to a report from Best Practices, LLC.  Companies that ignore the
 implementation lessons of experienced organizations often employ programs that
 are slow to gain momentum and deliver disappointing returns.
      Newly updated for 2001, "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of
 GE" describes training and career path initiatives that drive successful Six
 Sigma implementation.  One program profiled in the report gives Black Belts
 four months of classroom and field training.  This rigorous curriculum
 produces experts who average one million dollars in annual savings for their
 organizations.
     The best practices and benchmark metrics in "Building Six Sigma
 Excellence: A Case Study of GE" are drawn from research on world-class
 companies that have implemented Six Sigma programs.  BPLLC project analysts
 identified the key drivers in achieving Six Sigma success:
 
     * Creating a corporate culture focused on quality.
     * Winning executive support for Six Sigma initiatives.
     * Linking Six Sigma with succession planning.
     * Defining critical objectives for the Six Sigma program.
     * Demonstrating the impact of quality initiatives on customers.
 
     "Six Sigma is a rigorous initiative that demands an intensive training
 regimen," notes Keith Symmers, vice president at Best Practices, LLC.
 "Managers who overlook or breeze through this element of the program do so at
 their own peril."
     "Building Six Sigma Excellence: A Case Study of GE" is available for
 purchase at http://www.BenchmarkingReports.com/pr/op72.htm.  For more
 information about the newly updated report or to receive information about
 other benchmarking studies, contact Elio Evangelista at 919-403-0251 ext. 240
 or eevangelista@best-in-class.com.
 
     ABOUT BEST PRACTICES, LLC
     Best Practices, LLC, conducts work based on the principle that
 organizations can chart a course to superior economic performance by studying
 top companies' best business practices, operating tactics, and winning
 strategies.  For more information about Best Practices, LLC, call 919-403-0251
 or visit the corporate website at http://www.best-in-class.com/ .
 
 SOURCE  Best Practices, LLC