Title: Six Sigma and the green belt perspective: a study in five companies

Authors: Forrest B. Green

Addresses: Department of Management and Marketing, Box 6954, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142, USA

Abstract: A lot has been written about the strategic value of Six Sigma and the importance of champions and highly trained black belts. This study examines Six Sigma and its application from the perspective of the lesser-trained green belts who make significant contributions to the overall effort. A number of green belts in five different companies were interviewed to ascertain the nature of their training, their work, and the projects in which they were involved. Valuable insights were revealed in the process.

Keywords: six sigma; quality improvement; green belt; black belt; champions; project management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSSCA.2006.011119

International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage, 2006 Vol.2 No.3, pp.291 - 300

Published online: 16 Oct 2006 *

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