Before the end of the year, all General Motors Global Vehicle Engineering, Powertrain and Product Programs employees will be required to be certified in the emerging Design for Six Sigma business methodology, the automaker announced on its Fastlane blog this week. DFSS is an evidence-based approach to helping companies understand customer needs and design new products accordingly.
Over the last year, the majority of GM’s Global Vehicle Engineering team have been working towards achieving green belt (level 1) and black belt (level 2) DFSS certifications. In addition to achieving green belt certification by the end of the year, product employees will also have to achieve black belt certification by the end of 2015.
GM says this initiative is a result of their own commitment to doing the right thing for customers and making the company as best as it can be. To read the full blog entry from Mark Reuss himself, follow this link to GM’s Fastlane blog.