Overview of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and its benefits
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This session was conducted with the collaboration of two departments, Operations & SCM and RMM.

The speaker for the session was Mr. LS Kannan, Director in CSense Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

Introduction of Mr. LS Kannan

Mr. LS Kannan started his career with Bharat Starch Industries, India as Chemist-QA & R&D and currently working as Director in CSense Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai in the vertical of Lean Six Sigma. He has a corporate experience of more than 15 Years. He has worked with different firms such as TTK Healthcare ltd., Ruchi Soya Industries, Star Boxes India Pvt. Ltd., Kanzen Institute Asia Pacific Pvt. Ltd., and SSA Business Solutions.

Lecture Report

The session started with the introduction of Mr. LS Kannan. In the session, resource person Mr. Kannan started his discussion with the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and its importance in the coming future. He covered the concept of Lean and Six Sigma with the help of very informative historical stories of Pearl Harbour from where this concept is derived from.

Mr. Kannan defined the levels of Lean Six
Sigma as Yellow, Green, Black and Master

He discussed the importance of Six Sigma and how companies around the world are using Six Sigma framework to improve their business processes and save on costs.

He introduced the DMAIC framework and explained various examples using the DMAIC framework to solve the problems. He also spoke about the contribution of various scientists, mathematicians, and companies in developing Six Sigma. He then explored some of the concepts covered under Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. He emphasized on the following three concepts:

  1. Need for extraordinary processes with ordinary people- For an organization to prosper it is better to have extraordinary processes with ordinary people than having ordinary processes with extraordinary people. One of the major reason being the difficulty faced in retaining extraordinary people in any organization.

  1. Data driven decision making- Most of the times experiments can be conducted and we can reach to a conclusion by hypothesis analysis but because we do not follow a process for making decisions we often make the suboptimal decision.

  1. Root Cause analysis- He used various examples to explain the identification of root cause of any problem. The discussion was interesting as participant pondered over some questions thrown by Mr. Kannan.

Lean six sigma is a process improvement methodology that teaches one how to eliminate waste. It is a generic course where in people in every field can look forward for. The ability to add six sigma certification to resume proves ones commitment to improving business acumen and analytical skills, as well as improving the business in overall. The principles of six sigma find applications in countless organizations across a wide range of industries worldwide. The benefits of six sigma are as follows:

  1. This certification course would help identify & eliminate errors

  1. Improve business processes and sustain quality improvement

  1. Application across industries

  1. Helps nurturing managerial and leadership ability

  2. An experience in Quality Management

Mr. Kannan used lots of examples which the students could connect easily. He also explained about the job profile and salary of Engineers with and without Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

The session was very interactive, and students were happy to learn the benefits of having the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

Report Submitted by: –

Avinash Vishwakarma 1719PGDM1957 (Ops & SCM)
Vinay Kumar Yadav 1719PGRM3246 (RMM)