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    Pace
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    I would like to take the Six Sigma Green Belt Training at my place of employement.  While I am forward thinking in why I would like to take thtraining, my boss is pushing back on the 3 day training, not believing it will be applicapable to my current position.  I am an Environmental Professional that regularly reads and summarizes laws and regulations.  I also run Greenhouse gas emission calculations for our entire business and I know these numbers could improve in quality.  While what I do does not have an immediate effect in terms of dollars, I regularly run many different processes and programs from writing metrics to calculating emissions, or calculating new statistics for other environmental factors.  Is six sigma something I could currently use in my position, or is this really something more suited for operations and quality control.

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    #185120

    Robert S
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    Of course SS is something you could use. However, if someone has sold you a 3 day course they are calling Green Belt your firm is being scammed. The standard, such as it is, BOK for GB takes 10 or 11 days to deliver. Tell your boss, or whoever is making the purchase decision, to do more due diligence before taking this pretend course.

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    #185121

    Ken Feldman
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    Robert, don’t be bad mouthing Stan’s new training model. He talks really fast for 3 days with no bathroom breaks and he gets it all in.

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    #185122

    Robert S
    Member

    LOL… a delivery breakthrough!!! (Is the fee the same?)

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    #185144

    Mikel
    Member

    I have Morris Massey doing delivery and yes the price is doubled but
    presented as a cost savings.

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    #185152

    Shafi Khalisdar
    Member

    Listen to your self “more suited for operations and
    quality control.”All tasks have the elements of bad and good quality.
    How you do something affects the quality of your
    organization and in turn quality of the society as a
    whole. If you can improve one task, that’s an
    improvement to the society. you do not have to
    deploy whole Six Sigma project in order to call it
    an improvement. Not all Six Sigma tools are
    applicable to all situations but all situations can
    take something from Six Sigma and improve. SO LEARN
    IT.Never stop improving, that’s continuous improvement.Hope this helps,Shafi

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    #185156

    JS
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    Hi
    Six Sigma definitely applies to you. I have once done a Six Sigma project on the reduction of greenhouse gasses in an aluminium smelter. The data and information that you are refering to and working with, played a crucial role in the success of the project.
    I share the previous comment wrt 3days GB course. It sounds a bit dodgy.
    Rgds

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    #185165

    JSchrock
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    Michelle – If you want to know if Lean or Six Sigma methods and tools apply to you and your work, ask the following question:  Does my work involve processes? (The answer is, of course, yes.  Otherwise you would have to ask yourself why are you there?)
    For support on environmental issues and applications, look at the EPA (epa.gov) for insight and example case studies:
    http://www.epa.gov/lean/thinking/sixsigma.htm
    js

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    #185170

    Pace
    Participant

    Thanks for all of your comments, i thought a three day training sounded pretty insignificant for the tools they were going to try to pass on to us, but I figure learning something is better than nothing.  i appreciate the comments and will realy them to my managment as a reason for attending, regardless if this is a real course or not. 
    Thanks again!
     

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