PPG’s MVP Business Solutions team announced its Green Belt Training schedule for the first half of 2010. The four-day intensive training, available to owners and managers of collision repair centers using PPG Refinish products, teaches the practical applications of Lean Six Sigma principles to improve quality, speed, cost performance and competitiveness for vehicle repair facilities, PPG says.
In 2010, training will be available as follows:
Jan. 11-14: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Feb. 8-11: Phoenix, Ariz.
March 15-18: Nashville, Tenn.
April 5-8: Eagan, Minn.
May 3-6, Rochester, New York
June 7-10, Toronto, Ontario
More than 730 students have attended MVP Green Belt training since the program’s introduction in 2006. So far, 239 individuals have gone through the classes in 2009. Almost 10,000 students have participated in MVP programs in total.
“It’s not surprising that demand for Green Belt Training has grown significantly,” said Jim Berkey, director, MVP Business Solutions. “With all the challenges our industry is facing economic, environmental, technological as well as intense competition, shop owners want practical tools and support that can genuinely help them improve quality, speed and cost. That’s exactly what we provide.”
PPG says its MVP Green Belt Training includes:
Success factors that enable organizations to thrive in rapidly changing environments.
Simulation games to learn Lean Six Sigma fundamentals and what cycle time reduction means to the collision repair processes.
Practical application of Lean Six Sigma principles through X-Ray Repair Planning and fundamentals such as 5S and Workplace Organization.
Leadership and implementation modules that address the need for everyone in an organization to participate in building stronger processes and a process improvement culture.
Shop tours and assignments to reinforce the understanding and confidence critical to successful implementation.
PPG MVP Green Belt Training requires advance registration. Class size is limited.
To register for MVP Green Belt Training, contact a PPG Territory Manager or PPG distributor, visit www.ppgmvp.com, call MVP Business Solutions at (866) 237-8178, or e-mail [email protected]