The Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Sri Lanka recently held another knowledge sharing initiative by conducting a Lean Six Sigma training for its members in partnership with Advantis 3PL Plus, a subsidiary of Hayleys Advantis Ltd.
The full-day workshop was attended by a large number of WISTA members and was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel on August 24.
The workshop was conducted by Ms. Nayani Rathnasiri, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt holder, who obtained her certification from the ‘Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute’, Asia (Lean Six Sigma Asia) in 2021. She is a graduate of the University of Kelaniya and holds an MBA from the University of Bedfordshire, WISTA said in a media release.
Ms. Rathnasiri shared valuable content during the session, provided training, and inspired the audience. The session covered the fundamentals of six sigma, including the history of lean six sigma, the transformation of lean objectives, key principles of lean, waste identification, basics of problem-solving, lean supportive tools, and the pathway towards developing a lean mindset and behaviour.
The WISTA team, together with Ms. Rathnasiri, was able to customise the training to suit the needs of professionals in logistics, transportation and supply chain management with a few variations, equivalent to the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certification.
At the end of the programme, three winners were awarded scholarships to follow the Applied Lean Six Sigma Practitioner Certification Programme offered by the prestigious ‘Dr. Mikel J Harry Six Sigma Management Institute’ in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka. The scholarship recipients were Anjalika Perera of GAC Shipping Limited, Ann Nevatha Bernardsha of Maersk Lanka (Pvt) Ltd and Arandani Amarasinghe of McLarens Group Management Ltd.