COVID fightback: SSMI Asia creates history by conducting world’s largest Lean Six Sigma online class | Daily FT

SSMI Asia Global Batch

Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute Asia (SSMI Asia), completed the world’s largest virtual Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt class ever to be conducted comprising of 132 participants from 19 countries. 

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is the world’s most trending structured problem-solving methodology and SSMI is the world’s number one ranked provider of LSS training and consultancy with a worldwide follower base of over half a million.

SSMI Global Director Dumidu Ranaweera, often referred to as the Lean Six Sigma Guru of Sri Lanka, noted, “COVID-19 pandemic has taken us by surprise, but we Sri Lankans are born with a DNA to fight back and be prepared to face worst times.”

“At a time where many individuals look elsewhere in the world to upgrade their competencies and best practices, we are proud as a Sri Lankan entity to lead LSS education. LSS is a recession-proof credential that equips individuals with problem solving tools and methods that help them achieve a higher rate of success in their decision-making process.”

SSMI Asia Vice President Aroshi Munasinghe concluded, “SSMI Asia’s efforts to support a wider audience, while avoiding the physical contact, ensuring the safety of the participants, led to commencement of a Global Batch, where the reach had no boundaries. We were absolutely stunned by the global response for our efforts to support organisations and individuals in their journey to establish the ‘new normal’.”

SSMI Asia’s inaugural Global Batch of 132 participants from 19 countries joins history as ‘The world’s largest Lean Six Sigma Virtual Batch’. The batch brought in a remarkable blend of students from diverse cultures and industrial backgrounds. The dynamic Global faculty, which consisted of one SSMI Executive Master Black Belt, eight SSMI Master Black Belts and three SSMI Black Belts coming from Sri Lanka, South Africa, Kenya, Italy, Canada, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Singapore, Philippines and Maldives with their expertise from different industries not limiting to Apparel, Automobile, Palm Oil Manufacturing, Healthcare, Telco, Banking, Hospitality, Construction, FMCG, Education, ICT and Finance topped the notch.

PIM Senior Faculty member Dr. Sakunthal Durairathnam explains her experience being in the Global Batch, “I have enjoyed this a great deal. Amazingly, whatever the comments we gave you took lightning speed action to remedy. You did a fantastic job.” Nestle Vietnam Supply Chain Manager said, “Amazing…I am recommending this program to more colleagues.” SSMI Asia is starting their next batch in January, 2021.