SOURCE: California Manufacturing Technology Consulting

December 27, 2006 12:00 ET

CMTC to Offer Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Training

"A Low Cost Entry Into Six Sigma Process"

GARDENA, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 27, 2006 -- California Manufacturing Technology Consulting will launch two Six Sigma Green Belt Consortiums in 2007. Starting February 15th, CMTC will offer a class in the San Fernando Valley at the Westlake Hyatt Regency. The following month, starting March 7th, CMTC will offer the Green Belt certification in Orange County at the Garden Grove Embassy Suites. This program is open to any company willing to make the commitment to support its people for the full length of the certification process which is approximately 12 weeks.

The classroom segment of the Green Belt certification process will take place in 12 weekly, 4-hour sessions. During the program the Green Belt candidates are supported by CMTC Black Belt trainers who will assist and review the candidates' projects and reports. Each candidate will need a laptop computer with MS Excel installed. The candidate should have at least basic Excel skills. The sessions will be four hours long from 3PM to 7PM. There is a maximum class size of about 20 and the cost is $2600 per person. Interested parties are encouraged to register quickly.

"This is an extremely low cost way for a company to enter the Six Sigma process," said Jim Watson, CMTC's Vice President of Consulting Services. "It would not be unusual for a company to pay upwards of $6000 to $8000 for a single Black Belt certification, over four to six months. A certified Green Belt will be able to identify and implement solutions for about 80% of the problems that a Black Belt would be engaged in. This means that for about 35% to 40% of the cost, and about 50% of the time, a company will have a certified Six Sigma Green Belt productively improving processes and significantly contributing to the company's bottom line in 12 weeks!"

Some of the key benefits of the Six Sigma Green Belt program are:

--  Deploys a methodology to identify defect generating processes
--  Provides the capability to implement projects that will significantly
    reduce defects and waste
--  Allows a low cost entry into a Six Sigma quality program
--  Improves quality, customer satisfaction and optimizes resources

"It is not unusual that by completion of this program the pilot project will have already returned an ROI significantly exceeding the cost of the program," added Watson.

Potential Green Belt candidates interested in CMTC's certification program should log onto and click on the "News" tab for registration information or contact Sunny Lopez at (310) 263-3009.


A private, nonprofit corporation, CMTC was established in 1992 to provide high value consulting services to California's high tech and traditional small- and medium-size manufacturers to increase their competitive advantage through improved methods of management and manufacturing. Today, through its seven regional teams, CMTC provides consulting services in the practice areas of Strategic Business, Lean Enterprise, Information Technology, Quality and Supply Chain Management. CMTC's regional teams cover Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, Orange County, Ventura/Santa Barbara County, the San Fernando/San Gabriel Valley, the San Joaquin Valley and San Diego/Imperial County. For more information, visit

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