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Top 5 Reasons You Should Choose Six Sigma Certification

Anita Adiraj

Anita Adiraj

Last updated 30/09/2020


Top 5 Reasons You Should Choose Six Sigma Certification

How does Six Sigma make a difference?

Before answering this, let us tell you a little story about Stanford Hospitals and Clinics. This particular hospital was facing a problem a few years back. According to a survey, 35% of patients complained that they had to wait for about 45 minutes after reaching the hospital to see the doctor. They wanted to reduce this waiting time to 15 minutes. So they set a goal to do it in the next 5 months. Hence they applied the DMAIC method of Six Sigma and within 3 months, not only the total waiting time of a regular day decreased to 4-5 hours from a total of 12-14 hours, but they were able to save $25 million per year!

But this is about an entire business. What does a Six Sigma Certification do to an individual? Why should you choose a Six Sigma certification if you are looking forward to working in the field of quality assurance?

In this blog, we are going to tell you the career benefits of Six Sigma certification. Drop your queries in the comment section below if you have any.

As we know, Six Sigma is a set of techniques and tools for process improvement. In our blog Overview of Six Sigma - Top 5 Principles, Features, Benefits”, we have discussed about the basics of Six Sigma in detail. Let us tell you a little bit about the types of Six Sigma certification now. There are 3 kinds of Six Sigma certification:

  • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: This one is an efficient way to learn the basics of Six Sigma. It is ideal for those who are learning to handle limited improvement projects.
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: This is for them who are a part of a Six Sigma management team and those who usually assists with data collection and analysis for improvement projects.
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: This certification is for team leaders who manage big improvement as it helps in problem-solving projects. At the Black Belt level, you will possess a thorough understanding of each and every aspect of Lean Six Sigma.

 Now that you know about the types of certification, let us present the top 5 reasons to choose Six Sigma certification in front of you.

1. An Amazing Package

This one goes without saying. Since a person with a Six Sigma certification basically detects the future of organizational growth, organizations are in a lookout for them heavily! Once you hold a Six Sigma certification, it works as an endorsement to your employers supporting your explicit skillset.

  According to PayScale.com, the average salary of a Six Sigma Green Belt holder is Rs. 878K in India. Can you believe that?

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2. Applicability Across Industries

Which industries can use Six Sigma principles for their benefits? 

This is the wrong question. The right one actually should be is there any industry that can’t get benefitted from Six Sigma? 

In the past few years, we have seen Six Sigma methodologies getting expanded like anything. Along with IT, electronics, aerospace, banking & financial services, telecom, HR, marketing, healthcare, even food & beverage organizations like Starbucks as well are making use of it. 

Once you are Six Sigma Certified, it will broaden your career perspective across industries as well as will increase your career flexibility. 

3. Organizational Growth

The main aim of Six Sigma is the cultural improvement of an organization and thus, organizational growth. With the help of DMAIC principle, you can define the process and opportunities for improvement, identify critical measures, baseline, process and operational performance to quantify opportunity, analyze process performance to understand the pain points, develop improvement solutions and measure solutions with an associated control plan. When the entire organization follows the same process, everyone there can adapt the change and hence, the company culture turns into a continuous learning culture. 

Once an organization has a number of Six Sigma certified employees in the managerial position, it becomes easier to take initiatives and new projects to improve processes. Once you are Six Sigma certified, you would be able to train the team to have better analytical skill to measure the causes and analyze them before acting on them, attack the problems and fix them efficiently.

4. Error Elimination

Sometimes, a process goes completely wrong or it is over delayed. Or, you are not being able to meet the deadline and you don’t have a clue why. Well, with a Six Sigma certification you’ll know exactly why.

Six Sigma addresses 8 major kinds of wastes- defects, overproduction, waiting, non-value added processing, transportation, inventory, motion, unused employee talent. Once you know all about them after your certification, error elimination seems pretty easy.

5. Enhancement Of Leadership Ability

This one is the topmost benefit of a Six Sigma certification. Once you hold a Six Sigma certification, that implies that you are officially tramp stamped for leadership roles. With the tricks and hacks to reduce cost and increase revenue, you shine as an excellent leader. Apart from that,  You learn to improve the efficiency of the business process. Six Sigma Black Belt holders are also armed to become a change agent within the organization. They are responsible to improve processes and improve the quality of products and services delivered to customers. They become equipped to handle financial management and risk assessment as well. What do you think? Seeing yourself there already?

Conclusion

You must have heard a few people saying Six Sigma is a pretty old school and has lost its charm. Well, we think in a different way. There are almost 50+ new romcoms releasing every year. But, can any of them make Julia Robert’s ‘Pretty Woman’ or Audrey Hepburn’s ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ look old ever? No right?

So why don’t you too think of Six Sigma as a classic among methodologies and opt for training that leads you to a successful Six Sigma certification right away? 

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