SOURCE: Six Sigma Online

November 16, 2010 17:59 ET

Six Sigma Online's Anti White Belt Slam Featured in Quality Digest Article

Aveta Business Institute's Stance Against White Belt Six Sigma Draws Attention and Ruffles Feathers in the Industry via Quality Digest Article

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - November 16, 2010) - Quality Digest, a quality control community resource for businesses, released an article on October 18, 2010, Just Say No to White Belts, which featured the opinion of President and CEO of Aveta Business Institute's Six Sigma Online, Craig Setter. Setter upset some Six Sigma training companies when he made his negative opinion of certified Six Sigma White Belt known in a press release by his company dated October 14, 2010. In the press release, he asserted, "The Six Sigma Yellow Belt already stands as a recognized introduction to Six Sigma for auxiliary members of the Six Sigma Team. It was designed to fill the need of employers to educate employees that were not actually involved in Six Sigma projects. The White Belt, on the other hand, was solely designed to expand the product line of training providers. That is why the White Belt continues to not be recognized by the Six Sigma Community, and may only be a source of profits for Six Sigma training providers uninterested in furthering our field of study." 

Quality Digest contributing editor, Taran March, contacted Setter, who was able to quickly expand on his thoughts and dismissal of the Six Sigma White Belt. "This coverage is exciting for me and for the industry," Setter asserts. "It is important to true Six Sigma training providers that the public not be duped into unnecessary training or spending; awareness can only be raised by articles such as this." The article also featured opinions from other leaders in the Six Sigma community including Thomas Pyzdek. The full article can be seen at http://www.qualitydigest.com/inside/quality-insider-column/just-say-no-white-belts.htmlQuality Digest is a well known and well respected industry resource for numerous quality management and business topics.

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