Take the next step toward becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma professional. Learn powerful problem-solving techniques and analytical skills to make better data-driven decisions.
September 9-13, 2019
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Training qualifies for 40 hours of Professional Development Units)
Volkswagen Group of America
7469 Volkswagen Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37416
About This Event
This training course provides participants with a thorough understanding of Lean Six Sigma and its focus on achieving operational excellence by reducing defects, variation and waste. Learn how to integrate principles of process improvement, statistics, waste reduction, and finance to achieve tangible results. Master the use of LSS to quantify the critical quality and operational issues in your organization. Once the issues have been quantified, lean and six sigma analysis and techniques can be applied to identify root causes, develop improvements and sustain improvements. The course applies to manufacturing and service industries and incorporates experiential learning techniques to reinforce key concepts. As a certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, you will be equipped to lead and support Lean Six Sigma projects in your organization.
- DMAIC Framework
- Basic Statistics
- Data and Variation
- Sampling Plans
- Statistical Process Control
- Process Capability
- Project Selection and Chartering
- Voice of the Customer / CTQs
- Process Mapping
- Lean Performance Metrics
- Root Cause Analysis
- Improvement Guidelines and Tools
- Control Plans
- Core Financial Techniques
“I appreciated the practical application of Riverwood Associates’ Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt curriculum — running through the tools with the participants and making them experiment with the LSS techniques first-hand. I was also impressed with how easily they were able to keep the session at the level of complexity that matched the challenges that participants would face as early-stage practitioners.”
Mr. Albino Feijo
Director, Operational Excellence
The Coca-Cola Company
“Riverwood Associates’ Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt workshops are a great asset to any company or person looking to increase their knowledge and add value. Peter has a unique way of making the subject matter simple, easy to under-stand for all areas of the workforce, not just for manufacturing-based companies. I really liked how the Green Belt class continues from where the Yellow Belt class left off.”
Mr. Mark Downey, Green Belt, CQA
Quality Manager, ORAFOL Americas
ASQ Chair, Section 1519—Savannah
- All attendees should bring laptop and a basic calculator.
- Full attendance and minimum 80% grade on exam to receive certification.
About The Host
We are proud to partner with BlueWave Computing — a technology leader based in Atlanta. BlueWave Computing is the IT management partner of choice for small and mid-size organizations that require the highest reliability and performance from their computing systems but for whom IT is not the core business. Since 1997, BlueWave has been serving small to mid-size businesses with IT support services including strategic IT planning, 7×24 monitoring,, remote help desk, on-site support, disaster recovery, backup management, security, hosting and Cloud Services.
About the Facilitator
Mr. Sherman has over 20 years experience successfully designing, implementing and sustaining Lean Six Sigma enterprise deployment programs. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.
From 2010-14, Peter served as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications, a publicly-traded, $500M revenue telecommunications provider, based in Atlanta, GA. Previously, Peter was a Master Black Belt with AT&T’s Product Development Group for 10 years.
Peter began his career in Japan as a visiting M.I.T. Scholar in 1986-87. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming, the noted American Quality expert, and learned Japanese quality practices including the Toyota Production System and Kaizen. Peter served as Lead Instructor at Emory University’s Six Sigma Program in Atlanta from 2008 -11. He also served on the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board from 2010—2011.
Peter has authored nearly 50 articles in Quality Progress, iSixSigma, Quality Digest, Quality Magazine, APICS Magazine, Manufacturing Matters, Inside Supply Management, Hospitals & Health Networks and Institute of Business Process Management.
Peter holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Georgia State University. He is a member of APICS and Senior Member of the ASQ.