On September 22, 2016, the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Candidates for QEMS took their certification exam in the morning, enjoyed a delicious lunch at Rolling Hills Country Club, and returned in the afternoon to present their Green Belt Projects.
Special guests included Mr. Phuong Nguyen (CEO and President of QEMS), Dr. Ron Fite (the Master Black Belt sponsor for all three projects), and Todd Morris from South Piedmont Community College.
The three teams were as follows:
- Hannah Pham and Sarah Miles – Inventory Turn Analysis for [CONFIDENTIAL] High Cost Assembly
- Nirmal Boriwala and Phillip Nguyen – Changeover Improvements for Surface Mount Technology
- Kien Truong and Mustafa Albayati – Improvements to 1st Pass Yield for Wave Solder Department
A great amount of research, time, effort, and initiative went into each of these projects. Coursework for the Green Belt class began in late June 2016, along with the completion of a test catapult project (see gallery for pictures).
The hope going forward is to implement further Six Sigma projects on-site, use Six Sigma as the next level for Continuous Improvement, and to have our key team at QEMS embrace the Six Sigma methodology. In time, QEMS may consider pushing forward a few personnel for Black Belt certification.
Certifications will be presented on-site in the next few weeks.