Six Sigma Begins February 2014

Press Release

Posted January 14, 2013

SIX SIGMA TRAINING HELPS STREAMLINE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY PROCESSES; WINTER PROGRAMS STARTING IN FEBRUARY AT LCCC

Six Sigma is a tool that can be used by business and industry to streamline processes and ensure quality results while reducing costs. This tool, when combined with the “voice of the customer,” allows a company to achieve huge increases in productivity and customer satisfaction.

Green and Black Belt Six Sigma training starts February 10 at Lorain County Community College’s Six Sigma and Lean Institute.

“I implemented the Six Sigma principles and knowledge I learned at LCCC in my work and saw a reduction in defects that led to increased profitability,” said Lisa Bagger, Compliance Specialist with Henkel Adhesive Technologies in Westlake. She attended the Green Belt classes at LCCC. “I recommend the classes at LCCC and recognized a 100 percent return on my training investment.”

“You can’t afford not to send someone to Six Sigma training,” said instructor Dan Sommers.

Benefits of instituting Six Sigma processes include reducing scrap, reducing downtime, reducing returns, reducing rework and shortening the work cycle time, he noted.

“In a world that's demanding speed and quality from business and industry, the implementation of Six Sigma and Lean principles can help companies achieve both while meeting customers' needs,” Sommers said. 

Six Sigma Black Belt training at LCCC provided Joe Stilla, Design Engineer with Parker Hannifin the skills and knowledge to see a return on the training investment.

“I implement my training daily,” Stilla said. “Using troubleshooting tactics to analyzing data, the training has improved my ability to solve problems and clearly work through a problem. This has led to improved production.”

For more information or to register for either the February Green or Black Belt programs, call 440-366-7003 or visit www.lorainccc.edu/sixsigma.