QEMS Completes Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 2016

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:

  1. Hannah Pham and Sarah Miles – Inventory Turn Analysis for [CONFIDENTIAL] High Cost Assembly
  2. Nirmal Boriwala and Phillip Nguyen – Changeover Improvements for Surface Mount Technology
  3. 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.

QEMS Announces Candidates for Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification 2016

QEMS, Inc. is pleased to announce that training for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt began on Monday, May 16, 2016 and continue on Mondays until August 1st. Participants (Sarah Miles, Paul Ziino, Lisa Nguyen, Nirmal Boriwala, Olga Claros, Phillip Nguyen, and Mustafa Albayati) were selected from multiple departments and chosen to represent QEMS’s next big leap toward process improvement and lean manufacturing. Lean Six Sigma is an organizational methodology utilized to decrease process variation, defects, excess inventory, and other types of waste. Six Sigma Quality is a term generally used to indicate a well-controlled process. Green Belts analyze and solve quality problems and participate in projects.

The instructor, Dr. Ron Fite, is a certified Master Black Belt and has over 30 years of manufacturing experience, plus 10+ years of teaching experience in the areas of continuous improvement, quality and leadership. Ron has served as a Quality Manager, Corporate Quality Engineer, middle school teacher and adjunct instructor for community colleges in Virginia and North Carolina.

Congratulations so far, team! Let’s prepare to make QEMS lean, mean, AND green!

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