Lean Six Sigma
It is a methodology that combines the best of both Lean and Six Sigma frameworks. Popularly known as 'Lean Sigma' it is used to eliminate waste in ways defined by Lean and improves processes using Six Sigma. It empowers companies to be more efficient and has the potential to drive near-defect-free and significantly better quality products and services.
Lean Sigma has three levels of experitse as specified by the International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC). From starter to expert these levels are Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt. Some employers or companies refer to exceptional knowledge of the framework using qualifiers like "Master". E.g; Master Black Belt or Master Green Belt or Mentor for Six Sigma Implementation. Some of such, like Master Black Belt, is often offered as a specialized course by some.
LSS is currently used by all kinds of organizations with local or global footprints; e.g., for profit, non profit, government, non-government, etc. across business domains including, but not limited to, healthcare, manufacturing, education, financial, automobile, aviation, logistics, publishing, media.
Lean Six Sigma is recognized as an industry leading and standardized quality management methodology and technique. It has various levels of competencies. The professional capabilities are popularly categorized as Belts. The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) facilitates and delivers centralized universal Lean Six Sigma Certification Standards testing for three categories - the Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt. IASSC is a Professional Association dedicated to growing and enhancing the standards within the Lean Six Sigma Community. Since IASSC is a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence and a 'Full Member' of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) its Certifications for Lean Sigma Pros are widely recognized and accepted as industry leaders.
The Lean 6σ certifications build professional competencies and drive shaping better career choices and opportunities. We recommend under graduate and graduate students to take courses and certifications for competitive advantage over their colleagues. Certified Pros are twice or more likely to get hired in the employment and advisory market place.
The Janus Institute currently offers two courses and certifications - Lean 6σ Yellow Belt and Lean 6σ Green Belt. The course focuses on building competencies and capabilities for higher performing professionals. At the end of the course we highly recommend taking the IASSC Certification Test immediately. Our course tests are completely aligned with the relevant IASSC belt Certifications.