Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Photo Diary at Coca-Cola

27 Jan Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification Photo Diary at Coca-Cola


Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification

Training Day

JUNE 20, 2014

Image_006A full day of discovery-driven, interactive training using the DMAIC framework. Extensive use of using hands-on team exercises to reinforce key concepts and tools.

Learning, Doing, Sharing, and Leading


42 participants from 27 organizations participate.

-Alpha Technologies
-Altair Advanced Industries
-APL Logistics
-Bacardi USA
-Bake One
-Bimbo Bakeries USA
-Brown Logistics Services
-Coca-Cola Company
-Docufree Corp.

-Eaton Corp.
-Emory University
-Fineline Tech
-DS Waters of America
-Graphic Packaging
-King & Spalding LLP
-MacDermid Printing Solutions
-MSC Industrial Supply Co.
-Preferred Personnel Solutions

-Rehrig Pacific
-Softrol Systems Inc.
-Talent Stream Inc.
-Textile Group Inc.
-The Clorox Company
-Thompson Hine LLP
-Walk Thru the Bible Ministries
-Whirlpool – Embraco
-YKK-USA, Inc.

Training Day at Coca-Cola

  • Our Class

    42 participants across a variety of industries including Manufacturing, Food & Beverage, Logistics, Technology, Higher Education, Legal, Accounting, Staffing, and Non-Profit.

  • Process Mapping

  • Discovery

    Teams hard at work mapping the Current State LSS Yellow Belt Process (Promotion-to-Certification)

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    Team 3 discovers its easier to just layout the process on the table!

    Dyrc McLeod – Textile Group; Gilson Horstmann – Whirlpool Embraco; Kent Kise – DS Services.

  • Understanding the Problem

    Brian Kenny and Edgardo Beltran of YKK-USA trying to understand the problem.

  • Readouts

    Edgardo and Brian, YKK-USA, giving the readout.

  • Learning and Doing

    Team 5 discovers it helps to huddle together very close!

  • Sharing and Leading

    Sergio Duviella and Ivan Mino of Bank One have a difference of opinion!

  • Show Me The Muda

    Erna Wilkerson, Emory University, shows us where the muda is!

  • Process Mapping Readouts

    The ladies from Team 1 give a readout: Erna, Lois, Michelle, Tamara and Priscilla

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    Team 2 hard at work and running out of space!

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    Albino Feijo, Coca-Cola, gives the readout to the class.

  • John Watkins of Thompson Hine LLP, identifying a Kaizen Starburst opportunity.

    John is proud to present his findings!

  • Lunch Presentation

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    During lunch, Albino Feijo – Director of Process Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company, gives a presentation on Coca-Cola’s Operational Excellence Program.

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    Terrence Spencer asks Albino a question about training all 700,000 employees in the Coca-Cola System!

    Albino responds, “It’s a long-term process.”

  • Root Cause Analysis

  • Fishbone Diagram

    Gilson Horstmann, Whirlpool-Embraco, explains the Fishbone Diagram

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    Team 3 presents their readout of root causes (Joseph, Dyrc, Gilson, and Kent)

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    Shannon Stamey, President of Preferred Personnel Services, gets to the root cause of why so few organizations effectively operationalize Lean Six Sigma training.

    “You need leadership to get engaged!”

  • Improve

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    Ray Todd, Altair Advanced Industries, showing us how to think “outside the box” during the Improve stage.

  • Certification Process

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    At the end of the day, the class takes the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification exam to demonstrate knowledge and proficiency of key principles, techniques and tools. Minimum score of 80% passing grade.


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    Tired, but still smiling . Overall, it was a great day of learning, doing, sharing, and leading! We are very proud of the highly collaborative team effort between The Coca-Cola Company, APICS Atlanta and Riverwood Associates.

    Scott Luton, Albino Feijo, Peter Sherman

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Course Survey and Results


Knowledge of Subject 4.9 out of 5.0

Style of Teaching 4.8 out of 5.0

Enthusiasm 4.9 out of 5.0


Content 4.8 out of 5.0

Material/Handouts 4.8 out of 5.0

Pace 4.6 out of 5.0


Pace 4.7 out of 5.0

Overall 4.9 out of 5.0


Would you recommend course to others?
37 out of 38 said “Yes”. 1 – NA.



“Was very well run and informative.”

“Great content, energy and real-world examples of Lean Six Sigma in practice.”

“Outstanding curriculum and presentation.”

“Peter enjoyed teaching the class. Interacted well with the class.”

“Great delivery and knowledge. Fabulous!”

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