KPMG’S Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification @ KJ Somaiya (SIMSR)

is a data-driven
approach and a methodology for eliminating defects in any process. It is used
for all kind of businesses whether manufacturing or transactional and product
or service.

K J SIMSR‘s Operations Research & Supply Chain Committee
(FORSE) organized a four days Lean Six
Sigma Green Belt Certification Course
which witnessed participation of large
number of students. The training was held in collaboration with KPMG, one of the most renowned professional services company in the world. Mr. P.R. Venkatesh, a KPMG
professional with more than 18 years of experience in management consulting moderated
the session.

The training began with a
formal interaction of trainer and the participants. Mr. Venkatesh introduced the
basic concepts of lean six sigma. It is a powerful, flexible, cost and waste
elimination method which results in organizational improvement. It focuses on
process improvement by enhancing speed and efficiency. The trainer emphasized the
importance of lean practices in workplace and elaborated the lean six sigma
methodology. The methodology relies on collaborative team efforts to improve
performance by systematically removing waste.

The training introduced
the different stages of six sigma process improvement namely Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control (DMAIC). This course empowered the participants with project
management techniques and helped them to implement lean six sigma by using
various statistic techniques like project charter, conversion of Voice of
Customer (VOC) to Critical to Quality (CTQ), Kano model and SIPOC. The students
also learned various tools like process capability, MSA, FMEA & fishbone
diagram used for process improvement. Also, they solved practical examples which
helped them to gain conceptual clarity. Minitab, a statistical tool for
statistical analysis, was used to analyze the process parameters through
application of hypothesis testing, correlation, SPC, regression, run charts, process
mapping and pareto charts.

The training was highly interactive,
with the participants coming up with loads of questions which revolved mostly
around real life industry problems. Post training there was a multiple choice
based evaluation examination to test the understanding of the participants.  Overall, it was a great learning experience
for all the participants!