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What Is The Difference Between Green Belt & Black Belt
Started by Suresh Jayaram, Jan 30 2009 12:20 PM
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Six Sigma has a hierarchical structure similar to Martial arts. There are white belts, green belts, black belts, and master black belts.The white belts go through a very high level overview training about Six Sigma (typically 4 hours) so they understandsome basic terminology about Six Sigma. All employees in the company are usually trained as white belts. White beltsmay help Green Belts or Black Belts with some data collection etc.The next level is the Green Belts who go through the Six Sigma training at the next level of details. Green Belts may gothrough few days to up to two weeks worth of Six Sigma training. Green Belts are expected to work on projects withintheir own functional areas. Green Belts are usually not exposed to advanced Six Sigma concepts, so they are notequipped to solve really tough problems.The third level is Black Belts who go through a more detailed version of the Six Sigma training. The typical duration of training varies from a week to four weeks worth of training. Black Belts are expected to work on more complex cross-functional projects that are strategically important for the company.Finally, the last level is the Master Black Belts. The Master Black Belts are responsible for coaching and training GreenBelts and Black Belts. They may also work on large company wide projects.Sometimes people ask us if there is any minimum financial benefits that Green Belt and Black Belt projects need todeliver. There is no hard and fast rule about minimum savings that these projects need to deliver. The amount of benefits will also depend on the size of the company turnover, number of employees, opportunities for improvementsetc. Some companies may have a target for Green Belt and Black Belt savings - but these are usually applied as anaverage across several projects rather than for individual projects.
Posted 30 January 2009 - 12:20 PM
I agree with Mr. Suresh Jayaram. There are some institutions, which specifies, the financial benefit or the savings,unless not reached, they do not recognize the project. I would say, that any project, which brings in a good change inthe process or considerable benefit to the employer, is good enough.
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:17 PM
Ashok Kumar Koul
I too agree with vittal. Some times the savings might not be visible, or it may be some period of time before they are visible. But implementation of the six sigma processes might have definitely done the improvement in overalloperations of the organisation.
Posted 09 February 2009 - 10:56 AM
Ashok Kumar Koul
In our organisation , there is Yellow belt term also in vogue. Is this relevant? How is this is comparions of White belt or
Posted 09 February 2009 - 11:32 AM
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