What I Learned (WK5)

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WHAT I LEARNED 07 Jul- 2010 Green Belts, Black Belts, Master Black Belts, Champions I learned the meaning of black belts, master black belts, and green belts within the Six-Sigma training in operations and supply management. Six Sigma is a business strategy that corporations use to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of errors and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of professional experts within the organization with a belt ranking system: A Green belt is in training to become a Black belt, with an average of completing a minimum of 2 projects per year. Will also know how to use basic self-analysis tools and works on less complex projects. A Black belt emphasis on application and analysis; also works projects with help from the Green belts. A Master Black belt is a team leader who understands application and statistical theory behind
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Unformatted text preview: application, trains other belts, and leads project reviews. Until this class, I thought of green & black belts in only two areas. The first area is in the martial arts. How they used a belt ranking system to indicate the students progress, was first introduced in Japanese Judo and then adopted for Karate. The second area is in the rating Google tips gives to a person with a Gmail account. A green belt is considered “I get a dozen or so messages a day”, while a black belt is considered “I get a lot of messages a day” . References: Jacobs, R. F., Chase, R. B., & Aquilano, N. J. (2009). Operations & supply management (12th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin, Page 319. http://www.sixsigmaspc.com/dictionary/black-belt.html http://www.all-karate.com/125/history-of-karate-belt-colors http://www.google.com/mail/help/tips.html#black...
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