Adding Lean and Six Sigma to Your Ergonomics Toolkit

Thursday, Jan. 11, 2 p.m. Eastern time | Register now

Presenters: Rich Halstead-Nussloch, Ph.D., Kennesaw State University and Jasbir Kumar, JSK Consulting Services

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Presenter: Rich Halstead-Nussloch, Ph.D., Kennesaw State University

Demystifying this topic with a discussion of the Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Implement-Control (DMAIIC) methodology. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the basic philosophy, organization and methodology for Six Sigma quality and introduce you to the Six Sigma topics of variation, process capability and root cause analysis.

Note: Individuals planning to take Six Sigma Green Belt should not take this course.

What You Will Learn:

  • Define a plan for implementing Six Sigma in your organization
  • Interpret the nature of the variation found in all processes
  • Recognize the DMAIIC model used to improve processes
  • Explain the Six Sigma methodology and the benefits of a Six Sigma program

About the Presenter:
Richard Halstead-Nussloch, Ph.D., is on the faculty of Kennesaw State University. He is an experienced professional with more than 25 years of managing user-centered product design. He has special expertise in consulting on applying Six Sigma and design of experiments with Fortune 500 and healthcare organizations, being a versatile team player and leader, and managing cost reduction and productivity improvements.

Lean Yellow Belt

Presenter: Jasbir Kumar, JSK Consulting Services

A lean enterprise views itself as part of an extended value chain, focusing on the elimination of waste between you and your suppliers and you and your customers. This one-day seminar is the first step in learning the principles of lean. The instructors for this course have extensive experience implementing lean principles worldwide. This seminar will teach you the history and basics of lean and demonstrate why these practices have such a significant impact on operations. The live course features an interactive simulation that illustrates lean principles.

What You Will Learn:

  • Identify and eliminate waste within operations
  • Interpret a value stream map
  • Manage a lean process transformation

About the Presenter:
Jasbir Kumar has extensive general management and project management experience. He has managed large plants and complex industrial projects spanning more than 45 years while applying lean Six Sigma practices for maximum productivity and efficiencies. Through his work, Kumar was able to improve the operations at several organizations, including major Fortune 500 companies, and he has helped bring a variety of well-known consumer products to the marketplace. His work includes creating team-based, high performance cultures in greenfield plants and managing kaizen offices. Kumar has earned a master's degree in chemical engineering and Six Sigma black belt certification. Today he spends his time as a consultant and trainer in lean Six Sigma culture and practices.