VILLANOVA UNIVERSTY: SIX SIGMA MASTER LEAN BLACK BELT
Certified Six Sigma Master Lean Black Belt
Villanova University is ranked #1 (Regional Universities—North) by U.S.News & World Report, and is the top producer of Fulbright students, and its business school is ranked #13 by Bloomberg.
Six Sigma seeks to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. It uses a set of quality management methods, including statistical methods, and creates a special infrastructure of people within the organization who are experts in these methods. Each Six Sigma project carried out within an organization follows a defined sequence of steps and has quantified financial targets (cost reduction and/or profit increase).
The term Six Sigma originated from terminology associated with manufacturing, specifically terms associated with statistical modeling of manufacturing processes. The maturity of a manufacturing process can be described by a sigma rating indicating its yield, or the percentage of defect-free products it creates. A six sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of the products manufactured are statistically expected to be free of defects (3.4 defects per million).