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Publication Date: 02/1/2009
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ASQ Launches New Course for Manufacturers
Milwaukee, WI — ASQ (American Society for Quality) is introducing a new blended course for manufacturers: Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. The course is designed to help deliver breakthrough business improvements while holding the line on costs — as well as time commitment. Students will learn the sophisticated management and analytical skills needed to implement the principles, practices and technologies of Lean Six Sigma.

Students will learn how to deliver business improvements and cost reductions on a project-by-project basis. The courses focus on the process improvement approach known as define, measure, analyze, improve and control (DMAIC) to improve processes. A good portion of the participant's time is spent working through interactive practice exercises and online assessments with one-on-one coaching available. The classroom segment of the course meets in Milwaukee May 27-29, 2009. The course is instructed by Joseph Basala, Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Basala was the technical leader for Case-New Holland's continuous improvement process — Six Sigma. He provides technical guidance worldwide to Champions and C.I. coaches (Black Belts) on topics such as project selection, process methodology and proper use of the various statistical and quality tools. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt through the ASQ/SSA Alliance, and is an ASQ-trained Six Sigma Master Black Belt. Other ASQ certifications held are Certified Quality Manager, Certified Reliability Engineer, Certified Quality Engineer and Certified Quality Auditor.

Blended training combines individual Web-based learning, classroom instruction, real-time Web instruction, and one-on-one mentoring. For a fraction of travel and non-work time, and the same knowledge and skill sets provided by conventional training, these courses have been designed to meet the needs of busy professionals.

The blended learning offers instructor-led real-time web sessions; individual project coaching; face-to-face training; and self-paced web-based training modules.

For more information or to register for a course, please visit

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