Standards for Lean Six Sigma certification

Alessandro Laureani, Jiju Antony

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper aims to provide an overview of current Lean Six Sigma certification practices among different industries and organisations and puts forward a public standard.
Design/methodology/approach – Survey results, unstructured interviews and secondary information are used to illustrate the existing variation in certification standards across industries and organisations.
Findings – The high variation in Lean Six Sigma certification standards makes it very difficult to judge the actual competence of a certified Belt and to evaluate a Lean Six Sigma program in organisations. As such, the need for a globally accepted certification standard is identified, similar to what is already in place for other professions.
Originality/value – This paper has a highly practical content for industry practitioners, with the intent of suggesting Lean Six Sigma certification standards be used in organisations, drawing on the best practices from major companies.
LanguageEnglish
Pages110-120
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Productivity and Performance Management
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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  • six sigma
  • certification
  • lean production
  • standards
  • industry practitioners

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Standards for Lean Six Sigma certification. / Laureani, Alessandro; Antony, Jiju.

In: International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, Vol. 61, No. 1, 2012, p. 110-120.

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