BS ISO 18404:2015 launch event

Free event

Date: Tuesday 2 February 2016 (16.00 - 18.00)

Location: Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX

BSI would like to invite you to the launch event of ISO 18404: Quantitative methods in process improvement – Six Sigma – competencies for key personnel and their organizations in relation to Six Sigma and Lean implementation. With the publication of this standard, ISO creates the first global view on requirements for organizations deploying Six Sigma and Lean approaches. 

As this is a much debated topic, ISO 18404 provides clarity on the nature of Six Sigma and Lean. Therefore, this international standard allows organizations to follow the set required competencies to gain an organization’s certificate or individual certification. The standard outlines the specific levels of competency with regards to Six Sigma, Lean and Lean & Six Sigma. With these guidelines it provides assurance to organizations regarding the competence of personnel such as Black Belts, Green Belts, Master Black Belts and Lean practitioners. Rather than defining the education level required for each role, the guidelines focus on skills and abilities to deliver benefits to the organization. 

Considering the varying documentation in these fields, there are a number of common misuses. ISO 18404 ensures best practises within your organization and avoids questionable interpretations of Six Sigma and Lean.

By attending this event you will get introduced to a number useful applications:

  • Show stakeholders and customers the organization’s competence in Six Sigma and/or Lean
  • Ensure the corporate understanding and training in Lean and Six Sigma is robus
  • Guide organisations towards the implementation in a defensible way
  • Provide help with building an effective system to manage applications of the Lean and Six Sigma approaches

You will be guided through the benefits of Six Sigma and Lean within your organization and shed light on the best practises. After the event you can consider how the new guidelines will fit into your industry and consider if this certification can give you an edge.