• There are organizations where SIX SIGMA department are existing; you can join them.
  • Where Departments are not existing you can take projects in an organization and demonstrate impact of usage of Six Sigma tools to management.
  • This can be done by doing project work under our guidance during the course.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Six Sigma : Frequently Asked Questions

Basically Six Sigma is a training of problem solving techniques and decision making. It is the process of reducing defects from respective process and to achieve sigma level. It is necessary to know how to convert every problem into mathematical/statistical problem using basic tools of six sigma. These are Voice of Customer(VOC), Cause & Effect Diagram, Cause & Effect Matrix, Pareto Charts, Why Why analysis, MSA, FMEA, SPC etc.

Six Sigma will improve ones ability to achieve customer satisfaction (internal &external), Defects free production and service, improve profit by reducing cost of a product. At personal level, one will take more responsibilities, self confidence to face challenges and analytical/structured way of handling problems/decisions.

If a culture of DMAIC is established there will be a spur in process owners taking initiative to use DMAIC. These are simple tools & ensure smart methods to reduce defects eliminate waste and produce in less time. These companies will have a culture to face challenges.

ASQ is American Society of Quality Professionals conducting its worldwide exam of Green & Black Belt twice in a year. Green Belt exam is in June & December & Black Belt exam is in October & March. Pune is also one of the examination center of ASQ at Koregaon Park,Pune 411 001.

We have found that participants who complete our training, complete projectas per guidelines get their fundamentals cleared. Than we request them to appear for few practice test. Those who appear for ASQ exams later normally, normally clear it in first attempt.

Yes! IFQ will guide the participants to appear for ASQ Green OR Black Belt examination. He/she has to complete all basic class room training of six sigma; all given Quiz’s given in course material and email has to be done. The project assignment work has to be completed under the guidance of IFQ’s experts. IFQ will mentor over the project assignment to ensure appreciable result by management.

IFQ is having references in all sectors of industries like Manufacturing,ITES, KPO, Production, Quality, Service industries, IT, Automobile etc. Once a participant is associated with IFQ it will take care of the participant in all respect including job change, reference or placement, mentoring for project work assignment etc. It is our experience that it will help individuals to change present job, if planned .IFQ will mentor the project assignment to enable growth in the organization itself.

Apart from Six Sigma Green Belt, Black Belt training IFQ is conducting following trainings:-

 Six Sigma Green Belt crash course for two days

 Minitab for data analysis

 Total Productive Maintenance(TPM)

 QMS(Quality management services) with internal auditor for ISO compliance

 Problem Solving techniques with six sigma & effective communication skills

 5S & Kaizen work shop

 Soft skills like Team work, Leadership, Conflict Management to improve

quality/productivity

IFQ fees are fixed. If participant complete all the quiz, project assignment a cash award of Rs.1,000/- to 1,500/- is given based on merit.

We normally request participant to complete green belt, which is a 5 days course.After the project work we request participant to join the black belt, 7 days course.

If you are a fresh quality professional, one should join QMS & get oriented to process knowledge and CAPA. After the same six sigma knowledge will be useful.

Yes, before going to USA if you have done six sigma course you can take-up TA/RA assignment for various projects. Six sigma is popularly used in US for all departments/faculties. For every job, a qualification in six sigma proves very useful.A number of our participants have immediate got placement for part time work.

Black belt is a focusing on DFSS tools & technique, more centered around DOE.Green belt focuses on DMAIC tools.

Green Belt – The Six Sigma Green Belt tools and techniques are taught using templates based on Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel. As part of the course material we provide templates on the quantitative and qualitative techniques. We cover a brief overview of SigmaXL as well.

IFQ will place you with old participant organization or our customer for an assignment.You have to go & complete the same over weekends. Normally QC managers who are in touch with us are happy to have dedicated team to cover to complete project work on defects / wastes.

Normally work topics are understood when the RECAP is done &/or quiz are solved on following day. This normally gives a feel of subjects missed by the participant. Since our courses are modular you can join the next batch for that day. The same topics are covered;there is no extra fees.

Normally a lot of training takes place at work table when you apply the tools. There is

a lot of homework which has to be completed by the participant over the week. In a 3 days or 4 days consecutive course this opportunity is not available. Also the project work progress has to be done on your own. If 5 weeks course is attended a lot of project work is completed with the group & discussed in the class.The main advantage of IFQ is consuming your project works is done in 5 weeks, which is perused by the faculty. Seniors will ensure your project work is getting benefit for the management when you are working.

Trained professionals, called Six Sigma Black Belts or Green Belts, work within an organisation to select improvement projects. A Six Sigma team could be formed to examine a manufacturing process, for example, to determine how to make more of a product with existing capacity rather than investing in additional capacity. Six Sigma can be applied to any important process in an organisation to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

Black Belts and Green Belts are the professionals who lead Six Sigma teams, which usually include about five other employees who have process expertise in the area.

Six Sigma is being applied by the leading organisations in every industry.

Green Belt program covers most common tools and methodologies used in Six Sigma. Black Belt course provides competence on high rigor statistical techniques that are used for major and more complex projects (like the ones that provide distinct competitive advantage to an organization.)

Six Sigma was initiated in 1980’s at Motorola and has been growing in acceptance all over the world. There is no evidence of an organization dropping the Six Sigma initiative without benefits.

Any trained / certified Green Belt can go ahead for Black Belt. The time gap depends on your own career plan – i.e. whether you wish to pursue Six Sigma as a career option.

A project certainly adds to your competence and develops confidence. Green Belt/Black Belt course may result in two certificates. The first one is a result of successful completion of post course examination (on the basis of participation in class exercises and examination), while the second one is awarded on ascertaining evidence of a successfully completed project. (Project completion certificate)

We will give opportunity to take live projects in our factory. We will explain fundamental queries using case studies in industry. we will have study groups to solve quiz and get basics cleared.

Yes, we have helped participants from John Deere & a number of MNC’s to work in other organisation on six sigma projects.

Yes, all participants have documented benefits completing project we invite you to visit our place to study these projects.