DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, which includes on-site coaching and project support, features the region’s only team of Master Black Belts who work to support and mentor clients from their initial project identification and selection to successful completion. Participants gain a comprehensive, in-depth education of the Lean Six Sigma methodology.
The Six Sigma Black Belt curriculum is based on a “learn-and-apply” approach and builds on the lessons learned in our Six Sigma Green Belt training. Participants collaborate with our instructors to work on a real-world project at their company; DVIRC Black Belt training pays for itself through this partnership and project, and that value is further reinforced by future projects.
The DVIRC Difference
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. Following the 11-day training, participants who pass the comprehensive final exam, complete their project, and present their results to the class are certified Black Belts.
As with our Six Sigma Green Belt training, DVIRC offers a dollar-for-dollar return on investment (ROI) guarantee for every completed Six Sigma project. Our Master Black Belt instructors will work with participants until their projects provide a value-added impact equal to (or greater than) your program investment.
Typical Black Belt projects net more than $100,000 of benefit. In some cases, the “lost” capacity identified through our process results in improvement worth millions of dollars. What’s more, our one-on-one coaching—a key component of our Six Sigma courses—ensures successful project completion.
What You'll Learn
Graduates continue the journey started in Green Belt training, improving their understanding of principles and techniques of data-based process improvement using information about their processes to reduce variation and improve performance.
Jeff Kopenitz working with DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt students.
Between classroom sessions, participants host and participate in three 1.5-hour sessions with a DVIRC Master Black Belt at their own facilities. These coaching sessions are designed to provide one-on-one time for project progress discussions. This real-world work helps participants better understand Six Sigma process improvement principles and the associated techniques, while giving them guidance on the steps necessary to complete their projects.
Through participation in DVIRC Six Sigma Black Belt certification, you will learn to:
Employ the DMAIC process
Work with and understand customer requirements
Enhance process capabilities to exceed customer expectations
Identify projects and select project team members
Properly define, scope, and work on Lean Six Sigma projects
Characterize a complex problem using the y= f(x) equation
Validate and collect data for effective decision-making
Train/mentor/coach Green Belts and project teams
Act as a catalyst for process improvement
Provide teams with ongoing support and leadership
Realize significant savings and increased capacity through new-found capacity, scrap reduction, and lead time improvement
Who Should Take This Course
DVIRC’s Six Sigma Black Belt program is ideal for anyone who has completed Green Belt training and seeks to continue their Six Sigma journey.
“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.”
Manufacturing Engineer, DSM Biomedical
“Our trainer was fantastic with a great knowledge base and a ton of experience. I like to think of each one of these classes as teaching you different tools to put in your toolbox over time. You really get to build your skill set and have a nice, robust set of tools you can apply in whatever situation you need.”
Manufacturing Engineer, DSM Biomedical
“The Black Belt course improved my understanding of data and the way it enables me to ask the next important question.”
Director of Strategic Sourcing and Acting Director of Quality, Edmund Optics