Fulfilling Necessary Roles, cont.

Role of the Sector Black Belts

‘ Lead strategic, high-impact process improvement projects
‘ Expect to be mobile in order to undertake the highest value projects within a Business Group or Corporate Function
‘ Master basic and advanced breakthrough tools and statistics
‘ Deploy techniques of define, measurement, analysis, improvement and control (DMAIC)
‘ Lead teams and coach Green Belts in day-to-day improvement activities
‘ Carry a very high level of peer respect and be clearly seen as leaders
‘ Take intensive four-week LSS training program. Achieve Alcan Certification by passing exam, complete 2 projects (3-6 month duration) within a year and mentor five Green Belts
‘ Take on a full-time, two-year minimum commitment

Role of the Plant Black Belt

‘ As called upon by Plant Manager, assist in the implementation and deployment of the CI Process (Roadmap Elements and developing CI Culture)
‘ Lead strategic, high-impact process improvement projects
‘ Expect to be somewhat mobile and to undertake the highest value projects within the Plant or Business Unit
‘ Master basic and advanced breakthrough tools and statistics
‘ Deploy DMAIC techniques — define, measurement, analysis, improvement, control
‘ Lead teams and coach Green Belts in day-to-day improvement activities
‘ Carry a very high level of peer respect and be clearly seen as a leader
‘ Take intensive four-week LSS training program. Achieve Alcan Certification by passing exam, complete 2 projects (3-6 month duration) within a year and mentor five Green Belts
‘ Take on a full-time, ongoing position dependent on individual development plans

Role of the Green Belt

‘ Use and apply the Lean Six Sigma methodology to drive local improvements
within his or her facility, department or natural work group
‘ Lead projects or participate as a team member on Black Belt projects
‘ Contribute from various disciplines including transactional/ service that impacts office and administrative processes or production that affects manufacturing processes
‘ Realize that becoming a Green Belt does not change one’s job description —rather, it elevates an individual’s technical and problem-solving skills

‘ Lead strategic, high-impact process improvement projects
‘ Expect to be mobile in order to undertake the highest value projects within a Business Group or Corporate Function
‘ Master basic and advanced breakthrough tools and statistics
‘ Deploy techniques of define, measurement, analysis, improvement and control (DMAIC)
‘ Lead teams and coach Green Belts in day-to-day improvement activities
‘ Carry a very high level of peer respect and be clearly seen as leaders
‘ Take intensive four-week LSS training program. Achieve Alcan Certification by passing exam, complete 2 projects (3-6 month duration) within a year and mentor five Green Belts
‘ Take on a full-time, two-year minimum commitment

‘ Learn through 2-week training program. Achieve Alcan Certification by passing exam, complete 1 project (1-3 month duration) and participate on another team within a year
‘ Take this on part time, with a minimum 1-2 projects per year and a 10-25% time commitment on projects in his or her job area

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