MVP Business Solution

Green Belt Training
Course Overview

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Green Belt at a Glance

MVP Green Belt Training is a comprehensive, 3.5 day training program based on the practical application of Lean Six Sigma tailored for collision repair. The curriculum has been carefully developed to provide an effective balance between teaching the proven science behind process improvement and implementing practical solutions for driving best-in-class performance at your collision center. Intense classroom and shop floor exercises are all aimed at giving your shop the competitive advantage of Quality, Speed and Cost. Over 1,000 owners and managers have completed MVP Green Belt Training. Green Belt Training is conducted at or nearby a collision repair center that is on the Lean path. This approach provides an effective balance between the principles and the practical application in an environment that allows the participants to learn in classroom and to see how to apply in a real collision center.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The size or volume of a collision center doesn’t necessarily determine success in today’s marketplace nor are they qualifications for MVP Green Belt Training. If your shop has a vision for the future—and a strong sense of urgency to prepare for it—plus a willingness to accept change and commit to a culture of continuous process improvement, you’re an ideal candidate for MVP Green Belt. Ideally, those persons most responsible for leading change in your organization—the owner, manager and lead technician—should together attend MVP Green Belt Training, enabling the formation of a leadership team for change.

TRAINING MATERIALS
Green Belt graduates are provided with access to the Green Belt Tool Resource Center, where complete courseware including instructor presentations, course manuals and many other tools used by Green Belt graduates to support your implementation efforts are available for immediate download.

RECOMMENDED READINGS
Reading the following books prior to attending MVP Green Belt Training helps optimize participant’s training experience.

> What is Lean Six Sigma by Michael L. George, David Rowlands, Bill Kastle
> Leading At A Higher Level by Ken Blanchard

COURSE LENGTH
3.5 day class

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Any PPG or Nexa Autocolor® customer is eligible to attend any MVP Business Solutions course

FOR MORE INFORMATION
MVP Hotline: 1-866-237-8178
MVPmailbox@ppg.com
 
 

Green Belt Course Content

PARADIGM PIONEERS – Preparing your people for challenges and success. The Paradigm Pioneers exercise provides participants with a motivational, collaborative tool for helping their organization recognize the benefits of taking a proactive approach to process improvement.

STRATEGIC THINKING – Establishing a shared vision for change. Participants receive training and materials needed to communicate a compelling vision that excites people about the future—a critical success factor for gaining the shared vision and sense of urgency needed to cause and sustain change.

LEAN FOR COLLISION FUNDAMENTALS – Practical application of Lean Six Sigma tailored for collision repair. Gain an understanding of the core fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma and how PPG has integrated and applied these three proven methodologies into the collision repair process.

LITTLE’S LAW – The relationship between work in process and lead time performance. Learn how to use a simple formula for accurately measuring cycle time performance, a key step in continuous process improvement.

LEAN BASICS FOR COLLISION REPAIR – Lessons in variation, flow, constraint management and production leveling. Learn the root causes of poor cycle time performance, using process model simulations as a way to de-mystify the key principles of Lean Six Sigma.

PROCESS DESIGN & RESOURCE PLANNING – Not a “one solution fits all” model. While best practices can apply to any given collision center, their application can differ from collision center to collision center, depending on such varying factors as sales volume, design layout, resources, capital, competitive situation, etc. With that in mind, this segment instructs participants on how to use data, tools and proven approaches for implementing process design and resource planning.

5S WORKPLACE ORGANIZATION – Creating an environment for increased throughput and Organization for Collision productivity. Learn how to design and implement a visual control system in your collision center—an excellent starting point for improving throughput performance and productivity. Instruction includes Lean Six Sigma principles such as workplace organization, standard tools, standard work and standard materials as proven approaches for creating a world-class performance environment.

X-RAY REPAIR PLANNING™ – Eliminating 80% of production waste. This session delves deeply into X-RAY ESTIMATING™ and the repair planning processes of Visual Mapping, Meticulous Disassembly, Discovery, Parts Procurement, Pre-Repair, Production Scheduling and Quality Verification. Participants are also provided tools and materials needed to bring their entire organization up to speed—from orientation and training to implementation.

ROAD MAP FOR EXECUTION – The challenge of process re-engineering is not what to change but how to cause and sustain change Learn a step-by-step approach for creating and sustaining change and setting the stage for continuous improvement in the collision center.