(IMEC: Peoria, IL) -- The Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center (IMEC) is launching a lean Six Sigma Green Belt training series beginning on June 8, 2012, in southern Illinois. The series is designed to help small and midsized manufacturers learn how to integrate concepts of lean and Six Sigma to increase productivity and ultimately, boost quality in their facilities. This group training serves as a first step to positioning a company to realize significant savings through a lean Six Sigma effort, providing short-term payback and ongoing savings as processes are continuously improved.
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt candidates will undergo eight days of intensive training during an eight-week period. The training will be conducted one day each week at John A. Logan College (JALC) in Carterville, Illinois, in partnership with JALC’s engineering department and continuing education. Prior to the series start, candidates will meet with the Black Belt trainer to discuss their specific objectives of the course and establish the potential project for initiation throughout the series. Courses will be led by Jim Pape, an IMEC quality professional and Six Sigma Black Belt with more than 30 years of manufacturing and quality service experience.