Yellow Belt Six Sigma: Get Started Today
Yellow Belt Six Sigma is one of the levels of Six Sigma methodology. Before we proceed to discussing Yellow Belt Six Sigma, let's take a look at Six Sigma methodology and approach.
Six Sigma strategy and methodology are based on identifying and minimizing causes of defects in process results/outputs and minimizing variability in manufacturing, which leads to improved results. Six Sigma project teams have clear and quantified KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), including reduced costs, increased profit, reduced waste/pollution, increased customer satisfaction etc.
Companies find value in Six Sigma strategy and certifications since they are an efficient tool for managing projects and delivering proven results, e.g. increased profit, reduced costs, shorter product cycle and soaring customer satisfaction.
Six Sigma projects usually follow one of the two methodologies: Six Sigma DMAIC and Six Sigma DMADV. DMAIC is applied during projects aimed at improving an existing business process. Meanwhile, DMADV targets projects aimed at creating new product or process designs. Six Sigma certified professionals, especially Six Sigma Black Belt and Six Sigma Lean Black Belt are expected to be experts in both methodologies, since both of them are usually applied within the same organization. Yellow Belt Six Sigma get their instructions and mentorship from Black Belts, and follow their guidelines every step of the way. Yellow Belts Six Sigma are indispensable members of any successful Six Sigma project.
Six Sigma Yellow Belt is an intermediate Six Sigma credential.
The Yellow Belt Six Sigma Certification is aimed at those new to the world of Six Sigma who have a small role, interest, or need to develop foundational knowledge. Yellow Belt Six can be entry level employees that seek to improve their world or executive champions who require an overview of Six Sigma and DMAIC. This certification adopts the approach of advancing the concept and potential of using Six Sigma tools and methodologies within an organization.