Mumbai is also known as the Commercial Capital of India. It is the economic hub of most of the financial and business activities and developments in the country. Most of the Big Indian companies like Tata Group, Godrej, Reliance, State Bank of India etc included in Fortune 500 Group are based in Mumbai. Majority of the foreign banks and financial institutions have set up their offices in Mumbai.
Six Sigma and Dabbawalahs : The story of the Dabbawalahs of Mumbai is an interesting case studies related the the quality management programs. It has been more than 100 years the dabbawallahs have been delivering home-cooked meals to workers in Mumbai, India.
About 5,000 dabbawallahs pick up about 200,000 hot meals from homes outside the city and deliver them to workers in Mumbai and then return the empty boxes to the workers’ homes. Dabbawallahs who have little formal education make only one mistake for every 6 million lunches delivered. This result is even better than Six Sigma.
Training Providers : There are various institutes which provides training and certification in Six Sigma Methodologies. Few of them are listed below.
(1) Benchmark Six Sigma
Level 2 Raheja Centre Point,294, CST Road, Near Mumbai University, Off Bandra–Kurla Complex,Santacruz (E), Mumbai 400 098
(2) Six Sigma Quality Management Institute
Shop # 2, New Gokul Plaza, Opposite Videocon Towers,
Gokul Hospital Lane, Thakur Complex, Kandivali (East), MUMBAI – 400 101.
(3) The Indian Statistical Institute
STATISTICAL QUALITY CONTROL UNIT, MUMBAI.
Old Central Government Offices Building, 3rd Floor, Room no. 320
101, Maharshi Karve Road, Churchgate, Mumbai
(4) EXample India,
B 504, Vasukamal,Saki – Vihar Road,Andheri East,Mumbai 400 072
(5) Asian Institute of Quality Management
B-1/204 Lok Gaurav, LBS Marg,Vikhroli West, Mumbai
(6) BREAKTHROUGH MANAGEMENT GROUP INDIA
71-B, Mittal Court, Nariman Point, Mumbai-400 021 India
(7) BSI – Mumbai
BSI Management Systems India Pvt Ltd.
701, Samarpan Complex,Link Road, Chakala, Andheri (E), Mumbai 400 099
(8) Ajit Computer Institute
Kalyani Niwas, Shop #2, Gandhi Nagar, Thane, Mumbai – 400603
(9) Anubhav Computer Institute
Nilkanth Commercial Complex, Ground Floor, N.G. Acharya Marg, Chembur, Mumbai – 400071
(10) Bhavani Computer Institute
Golibar Road, Khar East, Bandra East, Mumbai – 400051
(11) Byte Computer Education
#1, 28, Bhandarkar Wadi, Wagle, Mumbai – 400604
Course Fees : The Course fees vary from the institute to institute and also depends on the type of certification one is interested in pursuing. Usually the course fees for different certification are as follows.
Green Belt Certification Fees : Rs 15000 to Rs 20,000
Black Belt Certification Fees : Rs 40000 to Rs 60000
Master Black Belt Certification Fees : Rs 60000 to Rs 80000.
Certification provided : Wide range of certifications and training programs related to Six Sigma and other quality management programs are provided by various institutes.
Most common certification programs offered by Six Sigma institutes are as follows :
(1) Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
(2) Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
(3) Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification
(4) Six Sigma Champion Training