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Feb 1, 2008

NOVACES and University of New Orleans Executive Education Network Team Up To Provide Lean Six Sigma Training in Puerto Rico

Executive Education Network to Host Open Enrollment Green Belt And Black Belt Certification Courses in Puerto Rico Beginning in March 2008.
February 1, 2008 New Orleans, LA – NOVACES announced today that it has partnered with the University of New Orleans Executive Education Network, a university-sponsored continuing education program, to provide Lean Six Sigma open enrollment courses in Puerto Rico.
NOVACES has partnered with Executive Education Network since 2006 to support the Caribbean’s local industries by educating its workforce and business leaders about this process improvement methodology. Lean Six Sigma brings businesses sustainable operational and financial improvements and its effectiveness has been proven by success stories in most of the industries represented in the Fortune 500.
Puerto Rico’s local industry has considerable opportunities to enhance its worldwide competitiveness using Lean Six Sigma. The state’s thriving pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing industry that represents 26 percent of its manufacturing workforce, for example, can benefit from Lean Six Sigma’s well-documented achievements in this industry.
Another notable area of application is the Port of San Juan. It is the fourth busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere and ranked in the top 17 worldwide in terms of container movement. Moreover, it is the largest home-based cruise port in the world. Port of the Americas, a mega port currently under construction in Ponce, promises to become an international shipping hub.
While the expected increases in traffic and freight volumes in Puerto Rico’s ports can partly be addressed by adding terminal capacity and new technologies, many of the challenges are hidden below the surface in the processes that sustain port systems. Lean Six Sigma provides the core capabilities to drive measurable process improvements for the benefit of both ports and shippers.

Registration is now open for both Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt courses that begin in March 2008. These courses are composed of a balance of classroom interaction, hands-on process simulations and practical application that enable participants to become certified experts. Additional information can be found at



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