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September 12, 2012

Purdue to offer Six Sigma training in Lafayette

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University's Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center will offer Six Sigma training programs in Lafayette starting Oct. 3.

Six Sigma is a customer-focused waste and variation reduction program. It combines a detailed roadmap with powerful statistical tools to attack and resolve most critical business issues. Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skills in process optimization and continuous improvement.

With Six Sigma training, employees learn to make decisions based on data. They are trained to look at the business from a customer's perspective. And the training can lead to a culture change in how employees approach their jobs.

Six Sigma training will be held at Wabash National, 1000 Sagamore Parkway South in Lafayette. Six Sigma Green Belt costs $2,000 per person and runs Oct. 3-4 and 24-25, and Nov. 7-8. Six Sigma Black Belt costs $3,000 per person and runs Oct. 3-4 and 24-25; Nov. 7-8 and 28-29; Dec. 12-13; and Jan. 2-3.

Online registration is available at http://www.mep.purdue.edu/events by clicking on Six Sigma.

For more information on MEP's Six Sigma training, call 800-877-5182 or email tapmep@purdue.edu

MEP provides technical skills development and implementation services to manufacturers that want to increase productivity and profitability, enhance customer satisfaction and advance workforce skills. In addition to Six Sigma, areas of expertise include advanced manufacturing processes, lean implementation, quality management systems, green enterprise development and energy efficiency. 

Writer: Judith Barra Austin 765-494-2432, jbaustin@purdue.edu

Source: Abbey Maddy, MEP marketing specialist, 317-275-6820, amaddy@purdue.edu