About the Book
Yellow Belt is an introduction/overview of the effort, with preparation to support the company effort and potentially further advance in Sigma. YB includes training and a learning quiz. No project is required, but simple Kaizen projects can be encouraged (as leadership desires).
Green Belt includes more quantitative and interpersonal detail, with improvement to support company objectives – and potentially further advance in Sigma. GB includes 2 weeks of training and a written exam. Certification requires 70+% on the exam, and project completion.
Black Belt includes GB plus more quantitative depth and business knowledge for development into a “True Business Partner” – and potentially further advance in Sigma. BB includes 2 weeks of additional training and a written exam. Certification requires 70+% on the BB exam, demonstrated ability to train GBs, and project completion.
Master Black Belt includes BB plus an MBB internship. MBB includes a near daily consultation for one+ year with one or more certified MBBs. Certification requires assessments in: leadership, group dynamics, knowledge transfer, project mentoring, and performing GB and BB technical assessments.
Gordon P. King Master Black Belt Gordon was promoted to a Kimberly-Clark Corporate Quality Manager role with 52 direct reports at the Atlanta Health Care Headquarters serving the international disposable medical fabric business. Subsequently, Gordon became the Statistical Methods Manager in charge of company-wide Six Sigma implementation and was certified as a Baldrige National Quality Award Assessor. In 1988, Gordon was named Director of Quality for Avery Dennison for 10 years, where he and his management team were responsible for new product and process development cycle time, order-to-delivery capacity and accuracy, vertical supply chain integration and risk management to prevent business interruption. He then became a certified Master Black Belt in General Electric leading major company projects, dashboard development, and standardization of global Best Practices. He was also certified as a Johnson & Johnson Master Black Belt in Cardiology Research & Development.