Webinar: Recipe for an MBB

No universally accepted standard for what makes a Six Sigma belt a :belt" exists, and the role of Master Black Belt is the least consistently defined.Anyone can put the label "Master Black Belt" on their resume or LinkedIn profile, much like one can cook any dish they want and call it lasagna. But much like lasagna comes with certain expectations, so should an MBB. Meeting these expectations requires far more than simply passing an exam or taking a course, and there are few shortcuts. This presentation will explore what the core recipe is for creating a Master Black Belt, as well as how different industries, job functions, or other factors might require some different spices to be added.

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Joel Smith
Joel Smith

About Joel Smith

Joel Smith is Director of Continuous Improvement and a Master Black Belt with Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., where he leads teams to pursue excellence through customer-focused, data-driven decision-making. Prior to joining the company in 2016, he spent over a decade with Minitab Inc. in a variety of roles where he trained and advised numerous improvement professionals in addition to regular speaking engagements. He co-authored the Applied Statistics Manual and writes the Random Thoughts column for Six Sigma Forum magazine. Joel has twice chaired the Lean and Six Sigma World Conference and has chaired the ASQ Statistics Division in addition to currently chairing ASQ’s Hunter Award committee.

He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in statistics from Virginia Tech. He currently resides in Prosper, Texas with his wife Silvana and their two children.