August 16, 2010
SBTC's Business Analysts Complete Certification

SBTC's Business Analysts Complete Certification

Southside Business Technology Center's business analysts, Chris Cousins and Varun Sadana completed the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification on July 13, 2010. Lean Six Sigma tools were developed for manufacturing businesses but have a wide spectrum of applications, making them useful for other industries as well.

Six Sigma was pioneered by Motorola, and aims to improve business processes and increase operational efficiency. Its name comes from the technique of statistical analysis applied to a system to achieve minimal defects in manufacturing. A sigma rating describes the percentage of products produced without defect.

Green Belt Certification requires eight full-day classes and completion of a Green Belt Level Six Sigma project. Mr. Cousins and Mr. Sadana's course was taught by Virginia's Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership (VPMEP) Project Manager John Hudson, seen here with Mr. Sadana and Mr. Cousins.

Mr. Sadana and Mr. Cousins, both MBA graduates of UNCG's Bryan School of Business, are proud to add Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification to their list of qualifications. "Varun [Sadana] and I plan to utilize these tools on SBTC client projects to improve their measurable results," said Cousins.