Take the first step toward becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. Learn proven techniques and practical tools to reduce waste, increase profitability, improve quality, and drive overall business improvement.
Friday, April 6, 2018
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Training qualifies for 8 hours of Continuing Education units)
Livingston & Haven
11529 Wilmar Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 22873
About This Event
Discover what World Class organizations such as Allied Signal, Bank of America, Dell, The Coca-Cola Company, Caterpillar, DuPont, General Electric, McKesson, Motorola and Toyota already know: Lean Six Sigma can significantly improve your bottom line and customer experience. Take the first step to becoming a certified Lean Six Sigma professional and learn how to drive better results in your business by attending this practical, tool-based workshop.
This event is a one-day introductory course designed to give participants an overview of Lean Six Sigma principles and methodology. Participants will learn the key components of the DMAIC framework, a proven method to make better data-driven decisions and problem-solve more effectively.
Subject Matter Includes:
- Lean Six Sigma philosophy, goals and objectives
- Six Sigma structure and organization
- DMAIC process & key tools for each stage
- Lean overview: tools to eliminate waste and improve cycle time
- Understanding data and variation
Participants will be given an end-of-course, open book examination. Each attendee that scores 80% or higher will receive a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification of Completion. All attendees should bring a notepad and a basic calculator.
“Riverwood Associates did a great job for my team and others throughout our organization. We continue to use the concepts and tools that were learned during our trainings, webinars, Kaizen event, etc. Even those on our team that are not process oriented now understand the principles, and are better able to participate in projects with those that are more process oriented. We are able to do using the same vernacular – a common starting point. The training was done is such a positive manner that the perception of process management is very positive, as well.”
Mr. Ian O’Brien
Vice President, Supply Chain
American Cancer Society Inc
“Riverwood Associates’ Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt workshops are a great asset to any company or person looking to increase their knowledge and add value. Peter has a unique way of making the subject matter simple, easy to under-stand for all areas of the workforce, not just for manufacturing-based companies. I really liked how the Green Belt class continues from where the Yellow Belt class left off.”
Mr. Mark Downey, Green Belt, CQA
Quality Manager, ORAFOL Americas
ASQ Chair, Section 1519—Savannah
- All attendees should bring a notepad and a basic calculator.
- Minimum 80% grade on exam to receive certification.
We are proud to partner with Birch Communications — a leading technology service provider to small, mid-sized, enterprise and wholesale businesses. We meet the needs of business customers that are under-served by other providers by offering a diverse portfolio of integrated technology solutions coupled with a relentless focus on customer service. Our mission is to provide high-quality, reliable communications, broadband, cloud and IT services to business customers at the best possible value while giving each of our clients the personal attention they deserve.
About the Facilitator
Peter J. Sherman
Mr. Sherman has over 20 years experience successfully designing, implementing and sustaining Lean Six Sigma enterprise deployment programs. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.
From 2010-14, Peter served as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications, a publicly-traded, $500M revenue telecommunications provider, based in Atlanta, GA. Previously, Peter was a Master Black Belt with AT&T’s Product Development Group for 10 years.
Peter began his career in Japan as a visiting M.I.T. Scholar in 1986-87. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming, the noted American Quality expert, and learned Japanese quality practices including the Toyota Production System and Kaizen. Peter served as Lead Instructor at Emory University’s Six Sigma Program in Atlanta from 2008 -11. He also served on the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board from 2010—2011.
Peter has authored more than 60 articles in Quality Progress, iSixSigma, Quality Digest, Quality Magazine, APICS Magazine, Manufacturing Matters, Inside Supply Management, Hospitals & Health Networks and Institute of Business Process Management.
Peter holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Georgia State University. He is a member of APICS and Senior Member of the ASQ.