Six Sigma Certification

Our Six Sigma program features the region’s only team of Master Black Belts who work on-site to support and mentor clients from their initial project identification and selection to successful completion.

DVIRC’s Six Sigma consulting services, including on-site Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Green Belt, and Black Belt certifications, are intended for those who hope to further understand the roles that Continuous Improvement, waste reduction, and other Lean principles play within key business functions.

Our instructors can bring the classroom to you in an easy-to-manage timeframe, according to your needs. The curriculum is based on a “learn and apply” approach, during which participants collaborate with our coaches to work on a real-world project at their company.

Six Sigma Benefits

Green Belt projects typically net more than $50,000 of measurable benefit per project, while Black Belt projects often net more than $100,000 of benefit

One-on-one coaching ensures successful project completion

Reduced costs by minimizing scrap, rework, overtime, and overhead

Improved product quality by identifying the critical inputs that drive your desired outcomes (increased throughput, reduced cycle time, etc.), and then learning to control them

Reduced process lead times

Standardized way of approaching problems to reduce guesswork and improve problem-solving abilities

Reduce defects

Develop employees’ skills, promoting faster problem solving and creating more effective employees

Client Testimonials

“Greene Tweed’s partnership with DVIRC has been a positive experience. We rely on their professional experience in Lean consulting and for the training and development of our employees.”

Ed Gardner

Quality and Lean Six Sigma Director, Greene Tweed

“Green Belt training through DVIRC has aided us in taking a systematic approach to solving our problems. It made it easier to determine the effect of a project on our business. Our Green Belt project has helped the company save four times the investment of training in less than two months.”

Bill Odor

Lean Coordinator, Penn Engineering

“Our forecasted return on investment for our Six Sigma Green Belt program is about $300,000 in annual savings.”

Nicholas Reasner

Production Coordinator, Leonardo Helicopters

“The Black Belt class is a great experience. You get to network with peers who are experienced and versed in the tools and skills and applications of them. It’s great to talk with other companies who are sharing similar problems and are applying tools in creative ways.”

Jonathan Parent

Manufacturing Engineer, DSM Biomedical

Success Stories

Liberty Coca-Cola

Beverage Icon Liberty Coca-Cola Retains DVIRC Six Sigma Experts Resulting in $1.4MM in Initial Cost Savings

DSM Biomedical

DSM Biomedical

Working Smarter With Lean Six Sigma

PAC Strapping Products

PAC Strapping Products

PAC Strapping Enters New Era With Upgraded Software

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Through our introductory Yellow Belt program, participants learn the basics of Six Sigma concepts and tools using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology. This two-day course will give you a solid Six Sigma foundation focusing on Root Cause and Corrective/Preventative Actions and an introduction to Basic Statistics and Data Interpretation. This is not a prerequisite for Six Sigma Green Belt and can be taken independently.

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Six Sigma Green Belt

Through our Green Belt program, participants gain an in-depth knowledge of how to apply Six Sigma concepts and tools, including control charting, capability analysis, measurement system analysis, and a deep understanding of statistical skills and their applications, using the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control (DMAIC) methodology.

We take comprehensive steps to ensure that every Green Belt participant can function independently, requiring minimal Master Black Belt support. This is an important part of enabling graduates to deliver measurable value to their organizations. During the 13-day training, all participants are required to complete a Six Sigma project based off of a challenge they are facing in their company.

Green Belt projects typically result in $50,000 of measurable benefit.

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Six Sigma Black Belt

DVIRC’s innovative Black Belt course is specifically developed for professionals and Certified Green Belt practitioners. Graduates learn to lead teams and support improvement projects that are essential to their company. Black Belt graduates understand how to analyze non-normal data and conduct Designs-of-Experiments to improve process control and reduce production costs.

Many go on to become capable leaders of larger teams and serve as technical resources for their organization’s Green Belts. Participants who pass the comprehensive final exam, complete their project, and present their results are certified Black Belts.

Black Belt projects typically result in $100,000 of measurable benefit.

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Take the Lean & Six Sigma Self-Assessment

DVIRC Lean Assessment Score

DVIRC has created a Lean & Six Sigma Self-Assessment to help you understand the opportunities you have to leverage process improvement and talent development within your organization.

Our goal is to help you identify areas in the organization where you can eliminate waste, reduce costs, improve the performance of your staff, and increase your bottom line moving forward.

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Meet the Six Sigma Experts

Alan Shell - Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services, Master Black Belt

Alan Shell

Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services, Master Black Belt

Alan Shell is the Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services at DVIRC. He is responsible for facilitating organizations in their Continuous Improvement journey utilizing his Master Black Belt skills in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. This involves on-site training and collaboration, as well as leading public training and education courses and certifications held at DVIRC.

Nico de Sousa Serro - Lean/Continuous Improvement Content Expert, Six Sigma Green Belt

Nico de Sousa Serro

Lean/Continuous Improvement Content Expert, Six Sigma Green Belt

Nico de Sousa Serro is the Lean/Continuous Improvement content expert at DVIRC. He is responsible for facilitating organizational continuous improvement efforts, implementation of Lean methodologies, and creating Lean/CI content. This involves developing on-site collaborative solutions and training, as well as conducting training and education courses held at DVIRC.

JR McGee - Master Black Belt, Founder and CEO, X-Stream Leadership Group

JR McGee

Master Black Belt, Founder and CEO, X-Stream Leadership Group

J.R. McGee is the founder and CEO of X-Stream Leadership Group, LLC. J.R. works in close partnership with DVIRC to deliver Six Sigma training and consulting services to small and mid-sized manufacturers. He has innovated new techniques that drive organizational transformations and new methodologies that provide the sustainability piece to ensure companies see a true ROI. He has been developing high performance organizations on a professional and personal level for his entire career, and also provides executive coaching, leadership development, and business process improvement sessions for companies worldwide.

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