The Leading Conference on Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement

March 29-30, 2017
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, TN, USA

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2017 Conference Details Coming This Fall!

DON LINSENMANN, VP Business Process Excellence, DuPont Company (ret.)
DR. KEN FELDMAN, Sr. Director of Rapid Continuous Improvement, Dr Pepper Snapple Group
TOM PYZDEK, President, Pyzdek Institute
DR. MIKEL HARRY, Co-creator of Six Sigma and Founder, Six Sigma Management Institute


Hundreds of Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts, and Yellow Belts come together each spring to network, learn from the most experienced practitioners in Lean Six Sigma, and exchange ideas.  The American Quality Institute (AQI) will once again host the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference in 2017, building on the success of the highly acclaimed 2016 event. 

Internationally recognized speakers will address the crowd at this leading event for process improvement professionals.  With multiple keynotes, 50+ breakout sessions, expanded sessions and pre- and post-conference activities, the 2017 event aims to be the most valuable and comprehensive Lean & Six Sigma conference yet again.

The conference attracts international and national experts on topics including innovation, process improvement, and value creation.  The 2017 Lean & Six Sigma World Conference attracts representatives from all government, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations to share experiences.


These are some of the topics that will be covered in the technical program:

  • Getting started in Lean Six Sigma
  • Innovation
  • Analytical tools
  • Sustainability
  • Integrating Lean and Six Sigma into the organization
  • Culture change
  • Strategy and Lean Six Sigma
  • Case Studies
  • Strategic design for organizational excellence
  • Organizational assessments for high priority results
  • Lean and Six Sigma tools for sustainability
  • Methods of measurement and control using Lean and Six Sigma
  • Integrating Lean and Six Sigma into daily process activity
  • Examples of qualitative and quantitative tools for problem determination and resolution
  • Sharing Lean and Six Sigma approaches across the global value chain
Lean Six Sigma World Excellence Awards

Once again, the Lean and Six Sigma World Conference will be awarding “Deployment of the Year”, “Project of the Year”, and

 “Innovation of the Year” Awards at the 2017 conference. We want to hear from you about why your team should win! Details and the application form will be available in late 2016.

BEST Technical Program With 50+ Presenters
BEST keynote speakers
BEST networking event
 information on the recent developments in Lean & Six Sigma Standards
NETWORKING meetings specifically for Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts, Yellow Belts, Lean & Six Sigma Executives, Consultants, and Trainers
ORGANIZED by Master Black Belts, Black Belts, and Lean & Six Sigma Leaders


You may submit your questions in advance using this link.

One of the most talked about topics in the past several years has been whether the Lean & Six Sigma community needed some standardization of Black Belt and other Lean & Six Sigma Belt training curriculum. During several panel discussions held during the most prominent Lean & Six Sigma Conferences, the audience and the panel members concluded that standardization of training was critical for providing consistency. In an effort to respond to the needs of the LSS community, a Committee was formed consisting of a group of well-known experts on Lean & Six Sigma, to create a set of standards for Black Belt Training. After a great deal of work, the LSS Standards for Black Belt Training is complete. Dr. Feldman will discuss the main clauses and components of the standard, and describe the implications of the standard on existing and future certifications. He will answer questions regarding the future of other planned Belt standards. 

This is a must-attend session to hear how the LSS community is moving forward and how it will benefit your organization. The audience will be encouraged to ask such questions as:

  • How will the Standard be deployed?
  • What are the key elements of the Standard?
  • How will this Standard help my organization?
  • What other Standards will be developed moving forward?

The following topics will be presented with a brief explanation of each, the rationale for including it in a LSS BB curriculum and examples of how these tools will apply to all types of organizations be they manufacturing or non-manufacturing.

  1. Lean & Six Sigma Introduction 
  2. DMAIC and Purpose/Goal for Each Phase 
  3. Lean & Six Sigma Deployment Strategies 
  4. Typical LSS Roles and Responsibilities 
  5. Project Identification and Selection Tools and Criteria 
  6. Design for Lean & Six Sigma (DFLSS) Frameworks and Methodologies 
  7. Team Management 
  8. Kaizen and Quick Wins 
  9. Creating a Project Charter 
  10. Voice of the Customer and Customer Satisfaction 
  11. Financial and Other Project Impacts 
  12. Process Mapping 
  13. Basic Lean Equations 
  14. Value Analysis and Waste Identification 
  15. Basic Statistics and Variation 
  16. Use of Statistical Software for All Graphical and Statistical Analysis 
  17. Measurement and Data Collection - the Right Amount of Data and the Right Way 
  18. Measurement System Analysis – Continuous and Discrete Determine If the 
  19. Measurement System Is Capable of Providing Accurate and Consistent Data Descriptive and Inferential Statistics – Want to Make an Inference about a Population Parameter Using a Sample 
  20. Control Charts – Continuous and Discrete 
  21. Capability – Continuous and Discrete 
  22. Hypothesis Tests 
  23. Correlation and Regression 
  24. ID, Select, and Prioritize Root Causes 
  25. Risk Assessment 
  26. Design of Experiments 
  27. Lean Layout and Flow Improvement Tools 
  28. Rapid Setup Reduction 
  29. Pull Systems 
  30. Solution Generation 
  31. Solution Selection 
  32. Piloting Solutions 
  33. Validating Improvements 
  34. Documenting Lessons Learned 
  35. Sustaining the Gains
  36.  Replication Opportunities

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Deadline: October 7, 2016
Please see the instructions here SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

You may use this form to submit:

  • A proposal as a Principal Speaker
  • The contact Information for a Co-Speaker
  • Propose or suggest a Speaker or a Topic
  • You may submit as many proposals as you wish; Please use the same email for all your submissions.
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Participating Organizations
at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference

Last year’s conference had attendees from 48 states and 19 countries.

Bacardi-Martini Canada, Inc.
BASF Corporation
Bayer Corporation
Bose Corporation
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Campbell Soup Company
Caterpillar, Inc.
Chrysler Corporation
Cisco Systems, Inc.
Daimler Chrysler
Dow Chemical
Dunlop Tire Corporation
Eastman Kodak
Fujitsu Computer Products
GE Aircraft Engines
Goodyear Tire

Hewlett Packard
Lockheed Martin

Maytag Appliances
Mobil Chemical

Nestle Research Center

Northrop Grumman
Pratt & Whitney
Proctor & Gamble
Rolls Royce Allison
SC Johnson & Son, Inc.
Schindler Elevator Corporation
Schneider Electric
Sherwin Williams
The Boeing Company
The Coca-Cola Company
Underwriter Laboratories

*Partial list of organizations that have participated or participating at the Lean & Six Sigma World Conference, Attendee participation does not indicate or imply endorsement or sponsorship.