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Dr. Shernette R. Kydd is appointed as the Chair of Lean and Six Sigma Committee at IISB

IISB (ISCEA International Standards Board)

Cleveland, Ohio, USA – On September 1, 2022 -- ISCEA announced that Dr. Shernette R. Kydd has been appointed to a new role on the ISCEA International Standards Board (IISB)

Dr. Shernette R. Kydd has been appointed as the Chair of Lean and Six Sigma Committee of the ISCEA International Standards Board. Dr. Kydd brings to IISB her comprehensive background in Lean and Six Sigma as a quality engineer, who supports continuous improvement initiatives. Her experience includes a vast range of experiences in education, including teaching as an adjunct professor in complex topics.

Dr. Kydd is the Assistant Vice President of System Effectiveness (Operational Excellence/Innovation) at Cook Children's Health Care System. Prior to that Dr. Kydd worked at GE as an Engineer / Continuous Improvement Black Belt for 6+ years.

Dr. Kydd holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from The City College of New York and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She also conducted Post Undergraduate Research at Cornell University and Duke University. Dr. Kydd earned a Six Sigma Master Black Belt from ISCEA, a LSS Black Belt from ASQ and a Back Belt from GE. Dr. Kydd is a member of the Malcolm Baldrige Board of Examiners.

IISB President, Dr. Erick Jones, Sr. said, "Dr. Kydd embodies skills needed in connecting education which industry managers can use to move their quality, lean and Six Sigma programs in a profitable way." Dr Jones further states her efforts raise the bar, ensuring programs are inclusive, understandable, and practical before they are approved. “She will be a great asset to IISB” added Dr. Jones.


ISCEA's mission is to provide total supply chain knowledge to manufacturing and service industry professionals through Education, Certification and Recognition. ISCEA is the developer of internationally recognized certification programs of Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCM), Certified Supply Chain Analyst (CSCA), Certified HealthCare Supply Chain Analyst (CHSCA), Certified Sustainable Supply Chain Professional (CSSCP), Certified Demand Driven Planner (CDDP), Certified Demand and Forecasting Planner (CFDP), Certified Lean Master (CLM), Certified Supply Chain Technology Professional (CSCTP), and others. ISCEA is the governing body for the Ptak Prize. ISCEA members hold mid to upper supply chain management positions in Global 2000 companies. The International Supply Chain Education Alliance (ISCEA) was the first organization certifying supply chain professionals around the globe, and it remains the worldwide authoritative resource for supply chain career development with thousands of certificate holders commanding top-tier salaries.


The IISB is the vehicle through which ISCEA maintains close ties with the industry and its most prominent leaders. IISB members hold top management positions in leading global, regional, and national companies. Admittance to this committee is by invitation only. ​The IISB Executives are renowned academic, business, and industry experts. The advisory board advises and assists ISCEA, Universities, and organizations by evaluating their programs. This serves the need of ISCEA and other organizations in providing advice pertaining to technological and subject matter changes to students, companies, and industry.



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