Lean Six Sigma Certificate

The Center for Intelligent Supply Networks (C4iSN) offers comprehensive training in Lean Six Sigma. The curriculum combines the Lean and Six Sigma approaches to process improvement. The Lean and Six Sigma management philosophies were pioneered by Toyota and Motorola, respectively, and popularized by companies like General Electric. These philosophies have been proven to result in significant cost savings and process improvements.

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Who Should Attend?

Those interested in learning and applying a systematic approach to quality improvement, cost reduction and process efficiency will benefit from these programs. No previous training is required for eligibility to the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt or Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program.

Green Belt

Training toward a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate requires the completion of seven days of class work and a project. Students typically identify a project within the company where they are working. C4iSN also can assist the Green Belt candidate to find a project. Participants who do not complete the project in eight months from the start of the program will automatically receive a Yellow Belt certificate as long as they have met other requirements. Students can opt to enroll in the Yellow Belt program only.
Tuition: $3,600 for Yellow Belt or $5,200 for Green Belt {Yellow Belt ($3600) + Project ($1600)}.

Black Belt

Candidates who have successfully completed the Green Belt program are eligible to register for the Black Belt program. The Black Belt program requires completion of 10 days of training, class assignments and quizzes. In addition, they are expected to complete one Lean Six Sigma project. Participants who do not complete the project in 10 months from the start of the program will automatically receive a Brown Belt certificate as long as they have met other requirements. Students can opt to enroll for the Brown Belt program only.
Tuition: $6000 Brown Belt (10 class days) or $8500 for Black Belt {(Brown Belt ($6000) + Project ($2500)}
To enroll for the black belt program, please contact Divakar Rajamani @ divakar@utdallas.edu.


Green Belt (2015 Spring), 7 Class Days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Module Date (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
1.Lean, Statistics
2.Theory of Constraints
3.Six Sigma
Feb,12,13,14, March 13,14, April 10,11
Project Reviews (Fridays or Saturdays) To Be Announced

Green Belt (2015 Fall), 7 Class Days (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Module Date (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
1.Lean, Statistics
2.Theory of Constraints
3.Six Sigma
To Be Announced
Project Reviews (Fridays or Saturdays) To Be Announced

C4ISN’s Lean Six Sigma Certificate participants represent a wide range of the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s most progressive corporations. Examples of recent participants’ affiliations at the time of program entry are listed below.

Participated Companies

  • AAF International
  • Aegon USA
  • Affinia Brake Parts Inc.
  • Alliance Data Systems
  • Bank of America
  • Bank of Texas
  • Baylor Health Care System
  • BBA Aviation Dallas Airmotive
  • Bimbo Bakeries USA
  • Blockbuster
  • CellStar
  • Dallas Summer Musicals
  • Dr. Pepper
  • EDS
  • Ernst and Young
  • ESI
  • Fannie Mae
  • FedEx Office
  • Fujitsu Network Communications
  • Infor
  • JCP Logistics
  • KPMG
  • Labinal
  • Lennox International
  • Maxim Integrated Products
  • Methodist Health Systems
  • Network Hardware Resale
  • Parkland Health and Hospital System
  • Perot Systems
  • Product Support Services, Inc.
  • PTC
  • Sabre
  • Texas Instruments
  • T-Mobile
  • TXU Energy
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Valspar
  • Verizon
  • Viewlocity

H. T. Hsia

H. T. Hsia is a certified Master Black Belt working in the Respiratory and monitoring solutions global business unit of Covidien, formerly Tyco Healthcare. As the operational excellence manager for North America, Hisa manages all continuous improvement activities in American and Mexican facilities. His responsibilities include reduction in manufacturing costs and training and certification of Lean and Six Sigma candidates. He has saved more than $60 Million, trained several hundred candidates and certified over 150 belts (MBB, BB, GB and Lean).Prior to joining Covidien, Hisa worked for the AlliedSignal part of Honeywell International in the specialty additives business unit.

Zhenya Huang

Zhenya Jon Huang, a master black belt, is currently Vice President at Fidelity Investments since 2012. His executive responsibility includes Operations Quality, Control/Compliance, and Lean Six Sigma deployment. Jon managed the Think strategy office after he successfully created a Lean Six Sigma team in 2008 and steered an independent management consulting practice at a wide spectrum of industries around the globe. His team’s LSS work not only created the LSS culture but resulted in $65 million savings and profit generations each year between 2008 and 2012. Mr. Huang worked in Motorola at various technical and leadership positions ranging from Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, Quality, Program Management, to Supply Chain Management since 1996. During this tenure, Jon also led the Six Sigma network and managed the Motorola Asian Business Council as the regional director. Mr. Huang earns his Master of Science from Mechanical Engineering at University of Maryland, and MBA from University of Dallas. Mr. Huang is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB) and earned Master Certification from George Washington University in Program Management. He has various patents and disclosures in telecom and PC industries. Currently teaching Lean Six Sigma at the University of Texas, Mr. Huang has been visiting professor at various business schools or graduate programs in both US and China. He has coauthored books, papers, and industry standards, as well as served as advisory board members at universities and international organizations. Mr. Huang is an active community leader, UMD alumni, and executive coach to the societies. He is married with two boys living in Southlake, Texas.
Motto: “Do the great things while they are small.” – Lao Tzu

Kent C. Newtown, P.E.

Kent Newtown has more than 34 years of manufacturing and operations support experience with Texas Instruments and MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. He became involved with the Theory of Constraints in 1992 as a Practitioner, working with the Silicon Materials Department, at TI. Results including 150 percent inventory reduction, 75 percent lot cycle improvement and 25 percent more throughput from existing resources earned Newtown the Jonah Excellence award from TI. Similar results were obtained in operations of MEMC Electronic Materials Inc.after a joint venture with TI and MEMC transferred TOC knowledge to MEMC.

Kannan Ramanathan

Kannan Ramanathan has an MA in economics and an MBA in marketing from the University of Pune in India. After working for 12 years as a consultant for various airlines, he returned to school and obtained a PhD in business strategy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a certified Black Belt and has extensive experience in Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and Risk Management with various businesses of General Electric.

Divakar Rajamani

Dr. Divakar Rajamani is a professor and managing director of the Center for Intelligent Supply Networks at The University of Texas at Dallas. Rajamani has had a 10-year career in industry at such companies as i2 Technologies and General Motors, where he worked in a consulting capacity. His areas of expertise include lean manufacturing, product lifecycle management, factory planning and transition planning. He also served on the faculty of the University of Manitoba from 1990-1996. He has published articles in the operations research field and co-authored a book, Cellular Manufacturing Systems: Design, Planning and Control, which was published in 1996.