Six Sigma

Achieve World-class Performance

Systematically eliminate waste, improve quality and enhance customer satisfaction using Six Sigma as a business strategy. Six Sigma methodologies seek to improve quality by identifying and removing causes of defects and minimizing variability in any process.

The Six Sigma approach

  • Utilizes the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process to systematically address any business challenge.
  • Is focused on customer-requirements and relies on data-driven decision-making, leading to higher levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Focuses on sustained process improvements to help you deliver higher levels of quality and profitability.
  • Aligns with your strategic business plans to keep your workforce focused on the right things.
  • Develops future leaders within your organization who able to drive the change needed to meet varying customer requirements.

Green Belt Certification - New Blended Learning Approach

The Wisconsin Technical College System Green Belt Certification that requires participants to attend workshops and complete a workplace green belt project to reinforce application of the tools to your business. Total training includes 88 hours of classroom training and 5 hours of individualized coaching on the workplace project. Successful completion of both the classroom training and workplace project will lead to a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification and six associate of applied science degree credits. All participants are required to have a laptop computer.

Green Belt Certification Fall 2013 Dates:

On-Campus Session (Attendance Required):
Tuesday, August 6
8:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Half-day orientation session, attendance required to obtain e-learning access and materials for the course.

Face-To-Face Application Sessions:
Monday and Tuesday, August 19 and 20
Tuesdays, September 17 / October 15 / November 12 / December 10
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Moraine Park Technical College, 2151 North Main Street, West Bend, WI 53090, Room T-205
Instructor: Glen Thielke, Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Registration deadline is Monday, July 15, 2013. All participants are required to have a laptop computer with wireless capability for the duration of the training.
$3,500 per person. Price includes a student version of Minitab software, e-learning access, project coaching, book, materials, lunch and refreshments.

Black Belt Completion Program

This workshop prepares participants for the ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt Certification test. Participants who have successfully completed the Green Belt Certification and project are eligible to enroll in this program. Total training includes 48 hours of classroom instruction. All participants are required to have a laptop computer.

Black Belt Certification Spring 2014 Dates:

  • January 21 and 22
  • February 4, 5, 18, 19

8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day.
Moraine Park Technical College, 235 N National Avenue, Fond du Lac, WI 54935, Room O-104

$1,900 per person. Price includes materials, lunch and refreshments.
Note: Each participant must have completed the Green Belt Certification and is required to have a laptop with wireless network capability.

Instructor Bio

After a twenty nine year career in industry, Glen Thielke joined MPTC in 2005. His background includes 15 years in Quality, 10 years in Manufacturing and four years in Supply Management / International Sourcing. He has held the positions of Corporate Strategic Sourcing Coordinator and Corporate Supplier Quality Coordinator for Bombardier Recreational Products, Inc. Valcourt, Quebec, Canada; Director of Supplier Quality Management for Outboard Marine Corporation, Waukegan, IL; and Manufacturing Manager and Manager - Quality and Reliability Assurance at OMC Evinrude, Milwaukee, WI.

Thielke has trained and implemented Lean Manufacturing techniques, is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. He holds an Associate Degree in Engine Technology from Moraine Park, a Bachelors of Industrial Management Degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, and a Masters in Business Administration from Marquette University.

Thielke regularly holds training sessions, helping businesses in all industries improve performance by implementing continuous improvement principles, including Six Sigma, Lean Enterprise, Total Quality Assurance, Quality Costing, Quality Planning, Quality Problem Solving, Supplier Quality Assurance, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance, and Customized Blue Print Reading.

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