DynCorp International team members from the Operations and Maintenance business recently provided Quality Management System (QMS) training and Six Sigma Green Belt training to military and civilian personnel from General Maintenance Corps (GMC) in the United Arab Emirates.
The training sessions were conducted by Performance Excellence Director, Billy Purdy; Senior Quality Manager, Darrell Peebles and Quality Manager, Randy Coffman. The QMS training session had 32 participants, while the Six Sigma Green Belt training had 36.
“DI is committed to supporting the GMC through professional development and knowledge transfer through this important program,” said Purdy.
Quality Management System (QMS) Training
DI team members conducted the QMS Foundation course. This course is designed for individuals requiring an introduction to the ISO 9001:2008 family of standards, especially those involved in the design, implementation and management of a QMS. Course completion is required to complete more advanced QMS auditor training.
- The QMS process approach
- The 8 quality management principles
- The requirements of ISO 9001:2008
Six Sigma Green Belt Training
The Six Sigma Green Belt operates in support of or under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt, analyzes and solves quality problems and is involved in quality improvement projects. A Green Belt is someone who wants to demonstrate his or her knowledge of Six Sigma tools and processes.
Six Sigma is a business management strategy used to improve measurable results in an organization. Companies like Motorola and GE have successfully used Six Sigma practices to improve quality control, reduce waste and improve business performance overall.
Six Sigma Levels
Six Sigma professionals exist at five different levels, all with different roles, with DI team members utilizing the following three:
- Black Belt: Leads problem-solving projects. Trains and coaches project teams.
- Green Belt: Assists with data collection and analysis for Black Belt projects. Leads Green Belt projects or teams.
- Master Black Belt: Trains and coaches Black Belts and Green Belts. Functions more at the Six Sigma program level by developing key metrics and the strategic direction. Acts as an organization’s Six Sigma technologist and internal consultant.
DynCorp International and General Maintenance Corps (GMC)
DynCorp International works as a subcontractor to a UAE company, providing maintenance and logistical support for the UAE’s fleet of 23,000 land-force vehicles. This is a knowledge-transfer/maintenance-mentoring program. This program provides the training required to increase the local workforce and decrease the foreign workforce over time.