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$300K Typical Gain From Design for Six Sigma Projects

$300K Typical Gain From Design for Six Sigma Projects

$4 Million Secured for Industry Leading Software Provider

$4 Million Secured for Industry Leading Software Provider

2006 Six Sigma Excellence Awards: And the Winners Are…

Last week, the long wait was over for the hundreds of entrants into this year’s Six Sigma Excellence Awards for Europe and the Rest of the World. Following hot on the heels of the North American awards in Miami in January.

2007 Pharmaceutical Technology Conference Focuses on Lean Design, Quality Initiatives and Cutting Edge Technologies

2007 Pharmaceutical Technology Conference Focuses on Lean Design, Quality Initiatives and Cutting Edge Technologies

2012 Seeheim Germany Continuous Improvement Networking Event

On Wednesday, October 5, 2011, MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning technology, will sponsor a one-day continuous improvement conference in Seeheim, Germany for education and networking.

2013 Design Excellence Briefing to be Held at Villanova University

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Educational Gathering of Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Leaders on January 17, 2013 Columbus, OH (December 7, 2012) – On Thursday, January 17, 2013, MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training…

3M Offers to Settle Age Discrimination Suit Involving Six Sigma

The 3M Co., based in Maplewood, Minn., USA, has offered to pay up to $12 million to roughly 7,000 current and former employees to settle a long-running lawsuit alleging that older workers faced age discrimination under the the company’s Six Sigma program.

3rd Annual Summit Six Sigma for the Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sector

3rd Annual Summit Six Sigma for the Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sector

448th Supply Chain Management Wing Stands Up Planning for Defense Logistics Agency Managed Consumables Flight

On March 1, the 448th Supply Chain Management Wing stood up the Planning for Defense Logistics Agency Managed Consumables Flight with the goal of improving DLA support to the Air Force.

69 Organizations Apply for 2011 Baldrige National Quality Award

Sixty-nine organizations have tossed their hats — and their strategies for success — into the ring for the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest recognition for organizational performance excellence through innovation and improvement. Applicants include two manufacturers,…

808 Renewable Energy Corp. Names Black Belt Lorthioir CEO

808 Renewable Energy Corp. has named Pascal Lorthioir as it s new Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors Member. Lorthioir brings to the firm – which started in 2006 as 808 Investments, LLC – more than 20 years of professional, hands-on corporate experience in operations, management, research and development, mergers and acquisitions and international production, in a variety of industry arenas.

AAM's Lean Facility Named on Top 10 Manufacturing Plant List

The Three Rivers Manufacturing Facility, owned by Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM), has been recognized as one of the 10 best plants in North America by IndustryWeek magazine for 2010.

ABRA Hires Black Belt Richardson to Lead Lean Initiatives

ABRA Auto Body & Glass, a Minneapolis-based vehicle repair company, has hired Black Belt Jim Richardson as the company’s new vice president of ABRA Glass, where he will be tasked with meeting the division’s growth objectives and Lean initiatives.

Accenture to Acquire George Group, Expanding Capabilities in Strategic Management Consulting

Accenture to Acquire George Group, Expanding Capabilities in Strategic Management Consulting

Acuity Institute Achieves IACET Authorized Provider Status

Acuity Institute Achieves IACET Authorized Provider Status

ADA Carbon Hires Wong to Run Technology, Innovation Efforts

ADA Carbon Solutions LLC, which produces activated carbon from coal-fueled power plants, announced that Dr. Joe Wong has been hired as the company’s new vice president of technology.

Additional Consulting Talent Added by GE Healthcare

Additional Consulting Talent Added by GE Healthcare

Aero Fulfillment Hires Glew for Newly Created Quality Manager Position

Cincinnati-based marketing operations firm Aero Fulfillment Services has hired Black Belt David Glew to the newly created position of quality assurance manager.

Aethon Appoints Black Belt Newton as VP of Operations, Quality Assurance

Aethon, a developer of 21st century robotic delivery solutions for hospitals, today announced the appointment of Kevin Newton as vice president of operations and quality assurance. In this role Newton will lead the company’s manufacturing, purchasing and quality improvement initiatives as well as assist in new product development.

Agnew Joins A. Schulman as Director of Continuous Improvement

Plastics firm A. Schulman Inc. has hired Greg Agnew as its new director of continuous improvement for the Americas. Agnew, a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, will start at Schulman on Jan. 1, 2011, focusing on Lean manufacturing operations, and stronger sales and operating planning processes.

Air Academy Associates and Semizone Announce Online Learning Partnership

Air Academy Associates and Semizone Announce Online Learning Partnership

Air Force Team Wins DoD-wide Challenge Using AFSO21

In a move that validated the effectiveness of the Air Force tool used for continuous process improvement, J.D. Sicilia, the director of the Department of Defense, Lean Six Sigma program office, presented two Airmen with an award for winning a Defense-wide process excellence skills challenge that took place at the Department of Defense Performance Symposium in Lansdowne, Va., June 8 through 10.

Airbus Turns to Porsche for Advice on Lean Techniques

Airbus SAS’s head of operations, Gerald Weber, is taking lessons from his former employers in the car industry to cut production time on the A350 model and avoid the years of delay the plane maker suffered on the A380 program.

AIT Group Becomes Newest Member of Decisioneering’s Six Sigma Partner Program

AIT Group Becomes Newest Member of Decisioneering’s Six Sigma Partner Program

Albany Door Systems Hires Black Belt Leach as Quality Manager

Albany Door Systems announced that David Leach has joined its Americas business unit as quality manager. In his new role, Leach will have responsibility for all quality assurance and customer satisfaction activities in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

All Flex Completes Second Phase of Lean Plant Expansion

Electronics firm All Flex Flexible Circuits, LLC, has recently completed capital equipment and infrastructure improvements, including a Lean redesign, at its production facility in Bloomington, Minn., USA.

AME Issues Call for Nominations for Manufacturing Excellence Awards

The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) has released a call for nominations for its annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards, recognizing North American manufacturing sites that have demonstrated the highest quality in their operations.

American Airlines Hires Black Belt Collins as VP, Base Maintenance

American Airlines named William Collins, vice president of electric power for GE Aviation, its new vice president of base maintenance, effective Oct. 1.

Amherst, N.Y., Approves Funding for Six Sigma Program

The Town Board of Amherst, N.Y., USA, recently approved the spending of $24,000 to begin training for a Lean Six Sigma program similar to what the Erie County, N.Y., government adopted in 2008. The Amherst Chamber of Commerce says it will pick up half the tab to jump-start the town program.

Amtrak Hires MBB Geary as VP, Operations

Jeffrey E. Geary, a 30-year railroad industry veteran and Master Black Belt, has been named vice president of operations for Amtrak, with oversight of the railway’s transportation, engineering and mechanical departments.

An Unprecedented Quarter for i-nexus: i-nexus Today Announced Record Trading Figures for the Final Quarter of 2007

An Unprecedented Quarter for i-nexus: i-nexus Today Announced Record Trading Figures for the Final Quarter of 2007

Analogic Corp. Wins Grant for Lean Six Sigma Training

Analogic Corporation, a leading provider of medical imaging and aviation security technology, announced today that the Company has received a $100,000 grant from the Massachusetts Division of Career Services (DCS) Workforce Training Fund. Analogic will use the funds to support a Lean Six Sigma training program to improve the Company’s productivity and reduce costs.

Analyse-it Launches the Quality Control and Improvement Edition of Its Popular Statistical Software for Excel

Analyse-it Software, Ltd. is pleased to announce the launch of its Quality Control and Improvement Edition, a major new edition of its popular statistical analysis software for Excel, Analyse-it.

Angel Garcia to Deliver Keynote Address at iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards

Process improvement deployment expert and healthcare industry veteran Angel R. Garcia, of Edwards Life Sciences, will deliver a keynote address at the iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards. The event takes place next week, Feb. 7-10, in Miami, Florida.

Announcing IVT's Developing and Deploying Lean Six Sigma Practices in the Life Sciences Industry Conference

Announcing IVT’s Developing and Deploying Lean Six Sigma Practices in the Life Sciences Industry Conference

Applied Marketing Science Offers 2-Day VOC Training Course

Applied Marketing Science Offers 2-Day VOC Training Course

April Toronto-area Lean Six Sigma Networking Event

On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, Xerox Canada and MoreSteam.com will co-host a one-day Lean Six Sigma program for education and networking.

Arctic Cat Hires Black Belt Fisher as Vice President of Operations

Arctic Cat Inc. today announced that the company has named Paul Fisher, 53, as vice president of operations, effective immediately.

Argentine Telecom Wins Team Excellence Award at ASQ World Competition

The Telefónica team of Buenos Aires, Argentina, took top honors, winning the Gold Award in the 25th International Team Excellence Award Process at the 2010 American Society for Quality’s World Conference on Quality and Improvement, held May 24–26, in St. Louis, Mo.

Armstrong Receives Inaugural Higher Gear Award

Armstrong Receives Inaugural Higher Gear Award

Army Graduates new Class of Master Black Belts

Today the U.S. Army graduated its latest class of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts. See the full story.

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ASQ Survey Finds Economic Improvement in Quality Industry

A recent survey of more than 5,300 quality professionals, mostly from the United States and Canada, found that average salaries in the quality industry grew in 2010, especially among those experienced respondents with official certifications.

Assembleon, Valor Cut Product Introduction Time by 30 Percent

Royal Philips Electronics subsidiary Assembléon is cutting New Product Introduction (NPI) time on its A-Series pick & place equipment by 30 percent.

Author Explains the Human Cost of Inefficient Processes

Author Explains the Human Cost of Inefficient Processes

Auto Workers in Mexico City Receive Belt Training Through UC Irvine Program

During its graduation ceremony last week, UC Irvine Extension recognized Volkswagen de Mexico with its Partnership Award. This honor is bestowed on an organization that maintains a top-quality educational relationship with the institution.

Avery Dennison Appoints MBB Schuetz as VP, Operations, Supply Chain

Avery Dennison has appointed Michel Schuetz to the post of vice president, operations and supply chain, for its materials businesses in Europe.

Award Winning Quality MinutesTM Now on DVD and in Subscription Series

Award Winning Quality MinutesTM Now on DVD and in Subscription Series

Bankers and Marines Train Together

Bankers and Marines Train Together

Belgian Wind Turbine Firm Hansen Transmissions Hires VP, Six Sigma

Hansen Transmissions International NV is pleased to announce the
appointment of Leszek Biskup-Koestner as Vice President, Six Sigma.

Bergeron Promoted to Director, Raytheon Six Sigma

John Bergeron has been named director, Raytheon Six Sigma, Corporate Mission Assurance.

Best Buy to Share Culture Secrets in Next 'Best of the Best' Webinar

iSixSigma’s “Best of the Best” Webinar Series continues on Wednesday, July 14, when two Black Belts from Best Buy, Tonya Bescheinen and Tracy Gardiner, lead an hour-long session titled “Reap the Rewards of Investing in Your Culture”. The webinar will…

Best Selling ‘Six Sigma and Minitab’ Pocket Guide – Extensive Edition 3 Released

OPEX Resources publishes revised edition of Six Sigma and Minitab.

Best-selling 'Six Sigma and Minitab' Pocket Guide Moves to OPEX Resources

First published in 2004 by process improvement and business transformation consultants, QSB Consulting, the Six Sigma and Minitab pocket guide is now used by over 50,000 business excellence professionals worldwide.

Bestnet Europe Trains Workers in Six Sigma for Kenyan Plant Expansion

Danish manufacturer Bestnet Europe Ltd. has announced the establishment of a new sewing and packing facility to produce mosquito netting in Mombasa, Kenya. Bestnet has already trained its management team and staff of about 50 workers in Six Sigma methodology and plans to triple the number of workers as it ramps up to full production capacity by mid-2011.

Bill Moore and Vera Lewis-Jasper Join The Quality Group

Bill Moore and Vera Lewis-Jasper Join The Quality Group

Bill Smith Honored as First Inductee into the Six Sigma Hall of Fame

Bill Smith Honored as First Inductee into the Six Sigma Hall of Fame

Biopharmaceutical Industry Embraces Lean 'Disposable Factory' Concept

Validation of every material and piece of manufacturing equipment in the biopharmaceutical industry is an expensive and time-consuming process, costing drug companies and contract manufacturers millions of dollars and delaying time-to-market for a new medication. To reduce the impact of this challenge, manufacturers have moved toward the use of disposable manufacturing equipment — bioreactors, chromatography columns, hold bags for storage, etc.

Black Belt Curry to Lead Customer Service at Nebraska Utility

Beginning Aug. 1, Black Belt Ken Curry will become the next vice president of the customer services division of the Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD).

Black Belt Leonard Promoted to VP, Operations at Maryland Hospital

The Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC), a hospital based in Salisbury, Md., USA, has promoted Six Sigma Black Belt Steve Leonard to the position of vice president of operations, optimization and innovation.

Black Belt Luftig Joins Victaulic as Marketing Director

GE-certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt Eric Luftig has joined pipe joining firm Victaulic as director of marketing and communications. In this position, Luftig will lead Victaulic’s global marketing efforts, overseeing marketing research, product marketing and marketing communications.

Black Belt Milstead Joins HealthAmerica as VP, Health Services

Health insurance provider HealthAmerica has hired certified Black Belt Dawn Milstead as its new vice president of health services. She will work out of the company’s office in Harrisburg, Pa., USA.

Black Belt Nichols to Run CitiStat Program in Springfield, Mass.

The city of Springfield, Mass., USA, has hired Marta Nichols, a Six Sigma Black Belt, to run its governement performance management program, known as CitiStat.

Black Belt Stone Hired as Quality Director at Grote Industries

William Stone, a veteran of 27 years in OEM and tier-one automotive manufacturing, has been hired as the quality director of Grote Industries. Stone will lead the quality management team for the manufacturer and marketer of vehicle safety systems products.

Black Belt Tombridge Hired as Quality Director at Ridewell

Ridewell Suspensions has added Gary Tombridge as quality director.

BMG Joins Decisioneering's Six Sigma Partner Program

BMG Joins Decisioneering’s Six Sigma Partner Program

BMGI Announces Its Newest Lean Offering — Lean for Healthcare

BMGI Announces Its Newest Lean Offering — Lean for Healthcare

BMGI Releases Its 2010 Training Calendar – Corporate Training Tailored for Individuals and Small Groups

BMGI Releases Its 2010 Training Calendar – Corporate Training Tailored for Individuals and Small Groups

Boeing Plans Lean Renovation of Chinook Helicopter Plant

Boeing has announced plans to overhaul its CH-47 Chinook helicopter production facility in Ridley Park, Pa., USA, and incorporate Lean renovations that will allow the plant to increase production by 50 percent.

Boeing Ramps Up 767 Production with Lean Techniques

Boeing is introducing several improvements on its Boeing 767 assembly line as it ramps up production to meet higher commercial demand and a potential tanker order from the US Air Force.

Bosch Rexroth Wins Silver Crescent Quality Award

Drive control and hydraulics firm Bosch Rexroth Corp., based in Fountain Inn, S.C., USA, received the Silver Crescent Award from the Silver Crescent Foundation and South Carolina Chamber of Commerce, in recognition of the company’s overall quality, workforce development, and community stewardship.

BPM Is Newest Business Portal Offering by CTQ Media

BPM Is Newest Business Portal Offering by CTQ Media

Breakthrough Management Group Announces Its Second Chief Innovation Officer Education Program for Leaders in Charge of Growth and Innovation Inside Their Organizations

Breakthrough Management Group Announces Its Second Chief Innovation Officer Education Program for Leaders in Charge of Growth and Innovation Inside Their Organizations

Breakthrough Management Group Announces New Executive Education Program for Leaders in Charge of Growth and Innovation Inside Their Organizations

Breakthrough Management Group Announces New Executive Education Program for Leaders in Charge of Growth and Innovation Inside Their Organizations

Breakthrough Management Group AnnouncesIts Newest Problem Solving Skills Course:Innovation Tools for Black Belts

Breakthrough Management Group Announces Its Newest Problem Solving Skills Course: Innovation Tools for Black Belts

Breakthrough Management Group Expands Its Focuson Public Training Courses Through ItsPublic Training Division; Opens New Training Center

Breakthrough Management Group Expands Its Focus on Public Training Courses Through Its Public Training Division; Opens New Training Center

Breakthrough Management Group Hosts 2-Day Innovation Workshop for Executives

Breakthrough Management Group Hosts 2-Day Innovation Workshop for Executives

Breakthrough Management Group International Adds Two New Training Programs to Its Lean Portfolio – How to Run a Kaizen Event and Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Breakthrough Management Group International Adds Two New Training Programs to Its Lean Portfolio – How to Run a Kaizen Event and Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Breakthrough Management Group International Hosts 2-Day Innovation Workshop for Executives — Seminar Targets Senior Leaders Looking to Enhance Organizational Innovation Efforts

Breakthrough Management Group International Hosts 2-Day Innovation Workshop for Executives — Seminar Targets Senior Leaders Looking to Enhance Organizational Innovation Efforts

Breakthrough Management Group International Hosts 2-Day Innovation Workshop for Executives – Seminar Targets Senior Leaders Looking to Enhance Organizational Innovation Efforts

Breakthrough Management Group International Hosts 2-Day Innovation Workshop for Executives – Seminar Targets Senior Leaders Looking to Enhance Organizational Innovation Efforts

Breakthrough Management Group International Launches New Webinar Series

Breakthrough Management Group International Launches New Webinar Series

Breakthrough Management Group International Launches Newly Designed eLearning Program – Lean Six Sigma eBlack Belt

Breakthrough Management Group International Launches Newly Designed eLearning Program – Lean Six Sigma eBlack Belt

Breakthrough Management Group International Releases the Definitive 'How-To' Guide to Innovation

Breakthrough Management Group International Releases the Definitive ‘How-To’ Guide to Innovation

Breakthrough Management Group Launches Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade Class

Breakthrough Management Group Launches Lean Six Sigma Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade Class

Breakthrough Management Group Publishes First Comprehensive Team Leader's Guide to Lean Kaizen Events; 'A Team Leader's Guide to Kaizen Events' — A Step-by-Step Process for Managing Lean Kaizen Events Powered by the SCORE(TM) Methodology

Breakthrough Management Group Publishes First Comprehensive Team Leader’s Guide to Lean Kaizen Events; ‘A Team Leader’s Guide to Kaizen Events’ — A Step-by-Step Process for Managing Lean Kaizen Events Powered by the SCORE(TM) Methodology

Breakthrough Management Group's Online Executive Briefing Inside the Innovation Elite — Showcasing Best Practices of the World's Most Innovative Companies, Now Available

Breakthrough Management Group’s Online Executive Briefing Inside the Innovation Elite — Showcasing Best Practices of the World’s Most Innovative Companies, Now Available

Breakthrough Management Group’s CEO Becomes an Inc.com Expert-In-Residence

Breakthrough Management Group’s CEO Becomes an Inc.com Expert-In-Residence

Brian Swayne Joins Juran Institute as EVP Business Development

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Michelle Matschke mmatschke@juran.com (203) 267-3445 Southbury, CT (June 18, 2012) – Juran Institute is pleased to announce that Brian Swayne has joined our team as an Executive Vice President of Business Development and Executive…

British Electronics Firm Seaward Group Wins Lean Innovation Prize

British electronics manufacturer the Seaward Group, based in Peterlee, U.K., has taken the top prize for the Northeast region at this year’s Innovative Working Practices Award, organized by the EEF Manufacturers’ Organization.

British Study Finds Change Management Programs Average ROI of 650 Percent

According to the report from Changefirst, more than 40 percent of change managers believe at least a third of the financial gains could be attributable to change management activities alone. This means that, after nine months, for every £1 spent on change management these organisations were getting £6.50 as a return.

Building the e-Learning Business Case for Your Lean Six Sigma Deployment

Building the e-Learning Business Case for Your Lean Six Sigma Deployment

Calibration Records Easier to Manage with GAGEpack

PQ Systems releases updated version of gage calibration software GAGEpack

Call for Speakers: Energy Forum for Process Excellence, Houston, USA

iSixSigma, the leading provider of content for the Lean Six Sigma community, is searching for engaging speakers for its third annual Energy Forum for Process Excellence, May 16-19 in Houston, USA.

Call for Speakers: Energy Forum for Process Excellence, May 2010

Call for Speakers: Energy Forum for Process Excellence, May 2010

Call for Speakers: iSixSigma Live! Energy Forum for Process Excellence in Houston, May 2009

Call for Speakers: iSixSigma Live! Energy Forum for Process Excellence in Houston, May 2009

Call for Speakers: iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards, Miami 2010

Call for Speakers: iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards, Miami 2010

Call for Speakers: iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards, Miami 2011

iSixSigma is searching for engaging speakers to share inspirational stories, concrete examples and actionable strategies at its third annual iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards, Feb. 7-10, 2011, in Miami, Fla., USA.

Call for Speakers: Retail Forum for Process Excellence, Minneapolis 2011

iSixSigma, the leading provider of content for the Lean Six Sigma community, is searching for engaging speakers to help shape the inaugural Retail Forum for Process Excellence, March 28-31 in Minneapolis, Minn., USA.

Canadian Forestry Association Receives Grant for Six Sigma Training

A government-sponsored Lean Six Sigma training grant for a Canadian forest products association is expected to have a major impact on the struggling forestry sector in the maritime province of New Brunswick, Canada.

Canadians Look to U.S. Hospitals for Lean Six Sigma Guidance

A group of healthcare leaders from Saskatchewan, Canada, recently visited the United States to tour hospitals in Washington state and learn about the successful deployment of the Lean Six Sigma methodology to improve efficiency.

Car Makers Struggle with Supply Chains One Month After Japan Quake

Honda is only the latest of several automobile manufacturers to report production slowdowns in the wake of last month’s Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis – triple catastrophes that have crippled global car production supply chains and reduced overall capacity by as much as 30 per cent, according to the British newspaper The Independent.

Cardinal Health Pursues Lean Six Sigma Excellence Through Simulations

Cardinal Health Pursues Lean Six Sigma Excellence Through Simulations

Carle Foundation Hospital Accelerates Lean with Rapid Action Teams

Leading Regional Hospital chosen to share findings and results on innovative approach to engaging employees in Lean improvement at American College of Healthcare Executives Annual Congress in Chicago.

Catalyst releases ChoiceAnalyst

Catalyst Development Corporation, publisher of software components and applications, today announced the release of ChoiceAnalyst, the first affordable decision support tool with great Six Sigma application.

Caterpillar's Six Sigma VP Waters to Step Down with Other Execs

Caterpillar Inc. said on Wednesday that its Chief Financial Officer Dave Burritt will retire next month as part a major management restructuring that will also lead to the departure of four other top executives.

Cavalier's President Credits Lean Six Sigma with Manufacturing Success

Cavalier Tool & Manufacturing Ltd., based in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, had the most profitable year in its 35-year history in 2009, thanks largely to the incorporation of Lean Six Sigma into its industrial mold-making process, said company president Brian Bendig, in a recent interview with Manufacturing Digital magazine.

CBL Group Adopts Lean Six Sigma at New Plastics Factory in China

CBL Group, which operates a 500-employee injection moulding and metals factory in Guangzhou, China, is being hit by both rising costs, with prices for some components rising more than 30 percent, and by continued uncertainty in its core North American market.

CC Pace Fills Industry Gap by Unveiling LeAPFusion™

CC Pace Fills Industry Gap by Unveiling LeAPFusion™

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Prep Course in Las Vegas May 10-13th

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Prep Course in Las Vegas May 10-13th

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Prep Course In Las Vegas May 10-13th

Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Prep Course In Las Vegas May 10-13th

Cetero Research Appoints Dixon as SVP, Quality and Compliance

Cetero Research, a clinical pharmacology research organization, has hired James “Jay” Dixon as its new senior vice president, quality and compliance.

Charles Aubrey Joins Juran Institute as Consultant and Executive Coach

Juran Institute is pleased to announce that Chuck Aubrey has joined the team as a Consultant and Executive Coach.

CHARTrunner Concurrent License Renders Site Use Easy, Flexible In New Release

CHARTrunner® Concurrent License Renders Site Use Easy, Flexible In New Release

CHARTrunner Control Chart Summary Saves Time, Enhances Analysis

CHARTrunner® Control Chart Summary Saves Time, Enhances Analysis

CHARTrunner Release Expands Charting, E-mail Options

CHARTrunner® Release Expands Charting, E-mail Options

CHARTrunner Solves Hospital's Daunting Data Task

CHARTrunner Solves Hospital’s Daunting Data Task

Chevron Wins Supply Chain Award for Lean Six Sigma Program

Boston Strategies International announced that Chevron, Shell and Baker Hughes have won BSI’s 2010 Oil and Gas Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

Children's Hospital Central California Boosts Imaging Capacity with Teamwork, Technology and GE Healthcare's Performance Solutions

Children’s Hospital Central California Boosts Imaging Capacity with Teamwork, Technology and GE Healthcare’s Performance Solutions

Christopher Paret Joins MoreSteam.com

Christopher Paret Joins MoreSteam.com

Cintas Corp. Promotes MBB Wheeler to Senior VP, Global Supply Chain

Dave Wheeler has been promoted to senior vice president, global supply chain and corporate Six Sigma at Cintas Corp. in Mason, Ohio, USA. Wheeler will be responsible for all company-owned and contracted production facilities, procurement, distribution facilities, textile research, new product development, production planning and Six Sigma initiatives.

Circuit Board Maker Hires Dolan as Supply Chain Manager

Epec Engineered Technologies, a provider of circuit boards and other electronic components, has appointed Michael Dolan as its new global supply chain manager.

Conversion Services International Sponsors iSixSigma Financial Services Industry Channel

Conversion Services International Sponsors iSixSigma Financial Services Industry Channel

Conversion Services International Sponsors iSixSigma Financial Services Industry Channel

Conversion Services International Sponsors iSixSigma Financial Services Industry Channel

Conversion Services International Sponsors iSixSigma Financial Services Industry Channel

Conversion Services International Sponsors iSixSigma Financial Services Industry Channel

Corporate Leaders to Gather for Business Improvement Conference

Corporate Leaders to Gather for Business Improvement Conference

COSMOS to Improve Europe's Wind Turbine Manufacturing Productivity Via Lean

Spanish software engineering firm Ibermática is leading a European project called COSMOS, which aims to apply Lean techniques to the aeronautics and wind-power industries, and boost manufacturing productivity by 20 percent.

CPI Award-winning Device Ensures Hellfire Missile Capability

A new on-board missile health-monitoring device is providing troops in the Middle East an added measure of assurance that the Army’s Hellfire II missiles will perform without failure. According to a news release from Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, this marks the Army’s first-ever deployment of missiles that features a device to constantly monitor the weapon’s battlefield readiness.

Crystal Ball Now Available in Spanish, German and French

Crystal Ball Now Available in Spanish, German and French

Cultural Indifference Threatens Offshore Outsourcing Success

Cultural Indifference Threatens Offshore Outsourcing Success

Cummins Talks with Indiana Town About Improving Processes

Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins Inc. is discussing a possible collaboration with the municipality of Franklin Township, Ind., USA, about improving the town’s financial performance via Lean Six Sigma methods, according to a report by WRTV-6.

Dale Meder Rejoins Six SIgma Qualtec, Leading Expanded Financial Services Practice

Dale Meder Rejoins Six SIgma Qualtec, Leading Expanded Financial Services Practice

Dallas Mayoral Candidate Pledges Application of Lean Six Sigma

Former Dallas police chief David Kunkle has announced his intentions to run for Dallas mayor, saying he will favor the application of continuous improvement programs to address the city’s most pressing needs.

DC Electronics Launches Website Showcasing Quality Systems

DC Electronics, a San Jose, Calif., USA-based cable and harness assembly firm, has announced the launch of a new, media-rich website designed to give clients a detailed look at the company’s quality systems and processes.

Decisioneering Announces Crystal Ball 7 for Improved Business Decisions by Six Sigma and Quality Practitioners

Decisioneering Announces Crystal Ball 7 for Improved Business Decisions by Six Sigma and Quality Practitioners

Decisioneering Releases Crystal Ball 7.1 with Extreme Speed for Six Sigma and Quality Practitioners

Decisioneering Releases Crystal Ball 7.1 with Extreme Speed for Six Sigma and Quality Practitioners

Decisioneering Services to Provide Clients With Risk Analysis Expertise

Decisioneering Services to Provide Clients With Risk Analysis Expertise

Decisioneering Welcomes Aon/Rath and Strong to its Six Sigma Partner Program

Decisioneering Welcomes Aon/Rath & Strong to its Six Sigma Partner Program

DEK Hires Black Belt Smith as Business Unit Manager

DEK has appointed Black Belt Smith Hou to the position of business unit manager, where he will be responsible for enhancing operations efficiency at the screen printing equipment manufacturer.

DEK Printing Machines Appoints Black Belt Liang as Business Improvement Engineer

DEK has appointed Lean Six-Sigma Black Belt, Liang Zong, as its new Business Improvement Engineer.

Deloitte Study Predicts Revenue Growth, Cost Cuts in Next Two Years

For the next two years, many Forutne 1000 companies say they expect to see revenue growth as the economy recovers from the Great Recession, yet a significant fraction of these firms also say they plan to continue cost-reduction efforts, some of which involve Six Sigma, according to a recent Deloitte survey.

Delta Faucet Promotes Shadburn to Senior Continuous Improvement Engineer

Delta Faucet Co. has promoted its continuous improvement (CI) manager Todd Shadburn to the position of senior CI engineer.

Demand for Electronic Gadgets Stresses Supply Chains Worldwide

Manufacturers across Asia are scrambling to ramp up production of key components for electronics, as shortages have frustrated consumers and disrupted business for companies from Apple Inc. to Nissan Motor Co.

Department of Defense Conducts First Enterprise-wide CPI/LSS Deployment Leader Workshop

Department of Defense Conducts First Enterprise-wide CPI/LSS Deployment Leader Workshop

Diane Ritter Joins The Quality Group as Director of Business Excellence

Diane Ritter Joins The Quality Group as Director of Business Excellence

DoD Relies on Lean Six Sigma to Improve Logistics, Data Quality

Department of Defense logistics organizations are attempting to reorganize their efforts using a combination of business process improvement methodologies, such as Lean Six Sigma, which seeks to reduce process steps and errors often associated with them. They are also using modeling and analytics to review existing logistics process data.

DoD Seeks Six Sigma Solutions to Overhaul Business Processes

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is embarking on an initiative to overhaul and streamline its business operations systems with process improvement methods, such as Lean Six Sigma, according to a recent presentation at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association’s (AFCEA) West 2011 conference in San Diego.

Doncasters Steps Up Training with Three New Certified Black Belts

Doncasters Group Ltd., a U.K.-based global manufacturer of precision-engineered machine parts, has met its internal goal of training three members of its staff as Lean Six Sigma Black Belts in three different locations.

Dr. Joseph M. Juran, 'Father' of Quality, Has Passed Away

Dr. Joseph M. Juran, ‘Father’ of Quality, Has Passed Away

Dr. Joseph M. Juran, Architect Of Quality, Celebrates 100th Birthday

Dr. Joseph M. Juran, “Architect Of Quality,” Celebrates 100th Birthday

Dr. Soman of General Electric Selected as First Winnerof Crystal Ball Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Soman of General Electric Selected as First Winner of Crystal Ball Lifetime Achievement Award

Drug Safety Firm Sentrx Hires Stewart as Vice President, Quality Standards

Sentrx, the leading provider of drug safety services to the life sciences industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Stewart as Vice President, Quality Standards and Corporate Compliance.

Dual Certifications offered at ISSSC’s Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt Courses

Dual Certifications offered at ISSSC’s Six Sigma Black Belt and Green Belt Courses

Dubai-based Online University Launches New Quality Award Program

Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University, based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, has created a new quality management award program aimed to promote creativity and innovation in the Arab world.

Dueco Hires Six Sigma-trained Supply Chain Manager

Utlility vehicle and crane manufacturer Dueco Inc. has appointed Michael Johnson as its new materials manager. With more than 17 years of experience in the materials and operations field, Johnson has had extensive training in the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

E-learning Firm CommLab India to Implement Six Sigma Program

Hyderabad-based e-learning firm CommLab India has announced plans to implement an enterprise-wide Six Sigma program to improve customer satisfaction.

Education on ‘LSS/CPI Blended Learning’, from The Quality Group

Education on ‘LSS/CPI Blended Learning,’ from The Quality Group

EE Technologies Expands Mexico Plant, Adds Lean Processing Line

Circuit board maker EE Technologies (EET) is planning to add a fifth production line at its Emplame, Sonora, Mexico, facility and adopt Lean techniques to help meet rising demand for its products.

Effectively Integrate Balanced Scorecards with Lean Six Sigma Initiatives to Drive Execution

Join Paul Docherty, CEO of i-nexus, as he shares how leading organizations are systematically integrating Balanced Scorecards and Lean Six Sigma.

Electronics Firm LaBarge Expands OpEx Team with Black Belt Metheny

LaBarge Inc., a St. Louis-based manufacturer of electronic componenets, has named Black Belt Charles Metheny as the new operational excellence site leader for the company’s Berryville, Ark., USA, operation.

Eli Goldratt, Author of 'The Goal' and Creator of TOC, Dead at Age 64

Eliyahu M. Goldratt, a best-selling author and consultant who may be best known as the creator of the Theory of Constraints, died on June 11 at his home in Israel after a brief illness. He was 64.

Elsevier Strikes Exclusive eLearning Partnership with The Quality Group

Hospitals, health systems to benefit from The Quality Group’s Six Sigma and other performance management solutions

Emagia Announces Free Webcast On Six Sigma Approach to Accounts Receivable Management at Volt Information Sciences Inc.

Emagia Announces Free Webcast On Six Sigma Approach to Accounts Receivable Management at Volt Information Sciences Inc.

Emagia CEO to Present on Driving Six Sigma Quality in Receivables Management at National Association of Credit Management

Emagia CEO to Present on Driving Six Sigma Quality in Receivables Management at National Association of Credit Management

Emagia Launches Cash Inflow Manager™ Version 5.0

Emagia Launches Cash Inflow Manager™ Version 5.0

Emagia Raises Third Round of Financing with $7 Million from Timeline Ventures, Sigma Partners and WestBridge Capital Partners

Emagia Raises Third Round of Financing with $7 Million from Timeline Ventures, Sigma Partners and WestBridge Capital Partners

Emirates Aluminum Wins Two Dubai Quality Awards

In its first year of operations, aluminum producer Emirates Aluminium Co. (EMAL) has won accolades in two categories at the Dubai Quality Group’s (DQG) World Quality Day celebrations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Energy Industry Process Excellence Workshops and Site Tours May 24 and May 27

The Energy Forum for Process Excellence (May 24-27, St. Regis, Houston, TX), produced by iSixSigma Live! and presented by SSA & Company, will feature hands-on opportunities for attendees to strengthen their process excellence knowledge.

Enhanced Product Development – a Workshop for Integrating Systems Engineering and Design for Six Sigma

Enhanced Product Development – a Workshop for Integrating Systems Engineering and Design for Six Sigma

Erie County Executive Collins to Cut 300 Redundant Jobs by 2012

Chris Collins, the County Executive for Erie County, N.Y., USA, and a longtime proponent of Lean Six Sigma, has released his budget plans for 2012, which include the elimination of about 300 county jobs in order to reduce costs and keep property taxes from rising.

Erie County, N.Y., Deputy Executive to Resign in May

Erie County, N.Y., Executive Chris Collins is looking for the third deputy county executive of his first term.

Erie County, N.Y., Executive Credits Lean Six Sigma for $40 Million Budget Surplus

Erie County’s executive and comptroller agree the county has a more than $40 million surplus, but can’t get together on the proper use for it.

European Program to Fund Six Sigma Training at 16 U.K. Businesses

Sixteen manufacturing firms located in the West Midlands region of the United Kingdom are poised to receive Six Sigma business management training as part of a European Union initiative to spur competitiveness in the region.

EverBank Appoints MBB Brantl as Operations, Process Leader

EverBank Commercial Finance, an equipment financing subsidiary of Islandia, N.Y., USA-based EverBank, has named Curtis C. Brantl, a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, as the company’s new operations and process leader.

Ex-GE Black Belt Diana Joins SuccessFactors Software Firm

Business software firm SuccessFactors announced the appointment of Black Belt Jeffrey Diana as chief people officer, effective Dec. 6, 2010.

Excel Partnership Inc., Moves to the Heritage Center

Excel Partnership Inc., Moves to the Heritage Center

Excel Partnership, Inc. Offers Comprehensive Project Based Six Sigma Program

Excel Partnership, Inc. Offers Comprehensive Project Based Six Sigma Program

Excel Partnership's Six Sigma Black Belt Program Drives Your Organization to Performance Excellence

Excel Partnership’s Six Sigma Black Belt Program Drives Your Organization to Performance Excellence

Excel Partnership's Six Sigma program drives your organization out of the box to new levels of performance excellence.

Excel Partnership’s Six Sigma program drives your organization out of the box to new levels of performance excellence.

Excel's Expansive Green Belt Training

Excel’s Expansive Green Belt Training

Finalists Announced for the iSixSigma Live! Awards

Winners in the Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement and Innovation Projects to Be Revealed in Miami, Feb. 9, 2011.

Financial Services Forum to Reveal How to Maximize the Benefits of Six Sigma to Improve Customer Service and Reduce Costs

Financial Services Forum to Reveal How to Maximize the Benefits of Six Sigma to Improve Customer Service and Reduce Costs

Finch Paper Names Black Belt Chartier Quality, CI Director

Finch Paper, based in Glen Falls, N.Y., USA, has named Black Belt Ken Chartier as its new director, quality and continuous improvement.

Fisher Offers Nation’s First Master’s Degree in Lean Management

Fisher Offers Nation’s First Master’s Degree in Lean Management

Five9's Six Sigma Training Division Purchased by Linium

Linium’s acquisition of Five9 Technologies Training division, Chicago-based management consulting firm specializing in IT performance and business process, will springboard Linium’s own education offerings launch through Linium Educational Services, adding to its array of services specializing in IT solutions and strategy, enterprise performance and business technology optimization.

Florida Medical Center Improves Mortality Rate by 30 Percent Via Six Sigma

Parrish Medical Center, a 210-bed community hospital in Titusville, Fla., has reduced mortality by 30.8 percent using the Clinical Xpert™ CareFocus solution from Thomson Reuters.That equates to more than 60 lives saved annually.

Ford Moving Forward on Lean Auto Assembly Plant in Kentucky

Ford Motor Co. said is it nearing completion of the demolition phase of a $600 million project to revamp its Louisville Assembly Plant in Louisville, Ky., USA, which will include the addition of several Lean processes.

Former CI Manager Promoted to VP, Manufacturing at Lauren

Lauren Manufacturing, a supplier of extruded and molded sealing products, has announced the promotion of Halle A. Norris from plant manager to vice president of manufacturing.

Former GE Energy Exec Wells Named COO of UpWind Solutions

UpWind Solutions Inc., a wind-power asset management firm based in Medford, Ore., USA, has promoted Peter Wells from vice president and general manager of parts services to the title of chief operating officer.

Former GE, Tyco Exec McAtee Named Harsco Minerals President

Worldwide industrial services and engineered products company Harsco Corp. has named Daniel S. McAtee as president of its Harsco Minerals business group.

Former Motorola Exec to Run Lean Six Sigma Programs for Erie County, N.Y.

Former Motorola Inc. executive James Melton has been appointed the new director of Lean Six Sigma programs and initiatives for Erie County, N.Y., USA.

Fort Wayne Mayoral Candidate Vows to Continue Six Sigma Efforts if Elected

Eric Doden, a Republican candidate for mayor of Fort Wayne, Ind., USA, said that, if elected, he would continue the city’s process improvement programs initiated by former Mayor Graham Richard, including customer service training for city employees.

Fourth Annual iSixSigma Global Six Sigma Salary Survey

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bainbridge Island, Wash. (March 06, 2007) — iSixSigma Magazine announces the release of the fourth annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey, the largest study of its kind, published in the March/April 2007 issue of iSixSigma Magazine. The results…

Free 2010 Master Black Belt Fall Webcast Series

Educational Seminars for Experienced Lean Six Sigma Professionals

Free 2010 Master Black Belt Summer Webcast Series

MoreSteam.com announces the introduction of its first Master Black Belt (MBB) Summer Webcast Series.

Free book “Lean Six Sigma for Good” motivates process improvement experts to volunteer within their community

Brion Hurley, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with Business Performance Improvement (BPI) and Community Consulting Lead for Lean Portland, has released a new book, called "Lean Six Sigma for Good."

Free for Limited Time – Lean Six Sigma Coach for iPad

The Lean Six Sigma Coach for the iPad provides Lean Six Sigma knowledge, the methodology as well as selected tools in English and German.

Free Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Spring Webcast Series

Free Educational Seminars for Experienced Lean Six Sigma Professionals

Free Six Sigma iPhone app now on iTunes

Free Six Sigma iPhone app now on iTunes

Free Webcast On Leveraging Balanced Scorecard and Six Sigma to Optimize Working Capital and Cash Forecasting by EMAGIA

Free Webcast On Leveraging Balanced Scorecard and Six Sigma to Optimize Working Capital and Cash Forecasting by EMAGIA

Free Workshop on Change Management for Houston Professionals

A free workshop for executives detailing the critical role of change management in a Lean Six Sigma deployment is scheduled for May 16 at the third annual Energy Forum for Process Excellence.

Free Workshop on Process Improvement for Energy Company Professionals

Free Workshop on Process Improvement for Energy Company Professionals

Free Workshop on Process Improvement for Energy Company Professionals

A free workshop for energy executives detailing how to move process improvement closer to the CEO’s office is scheduled for May 24 at the second annual Energy Forum for Process Excellence.

GAGEpack dashboard feature improves decision-making with high-level overview

A powerful dashboard feature that provides a high-level overview for managers, technicians, and auditors is the “crown jewel” in the newest release of GAGEpack from PQ Systems, with an improved user experience that streamlines the gage management process.

GAGEpack EZ 8.0 Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Beth Savage 800-777-3020 beth@pqsystems.com Dayton, Ohio (March 12, 2008) – Additional customization options, an added verification event, and an enhanced maintenance section are highlights among new features offered in the latest release of…

GAGEpack Release Features Enhanced Measurement Systems Analysis

GAGEpack® Release Features Enhanced Measurement Systems Analysis

GAGEpack® 10.0 Saves Time, Ensures Accuracy in Gage Management

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Melissa Watts melissaw@pqsystems.com 800-777-3020 Dayton, OH (October 18, 2012) – A new release of GAGEpack from PQ Systems features a redesigned add-on module called GAGEmail that serves as an automated email gage alert…

Gartner Report Cites Quality, Certification Problems with Chinese Suppliers

Procurement teams have been caught out by suppliers in China, who in some cases have been delivering poorer quality goods over time, according to research by analysts Gartner.

GE Healthcare And Virtua Health Collaborate To Redefine 21st Century Patient Care Delivery

GE Healthcare And Virtua Health Collaborate To Redefine 21st Century Patient Care Delivery

GE Healthcare and Virtua Health Lead First-Ever International Lean Healthcare Seminar and Application

GE Healthcare and Virtua Health Lead First-Ever International Lean Healthcare Seminar and Application

GE Healthcare Expands Alliance with Valley Baptist Health System

GE Healthcare Expands Alliance with Valley Baptist Health System

GE Healthcare Group Schedules Hospital ED Seminars

GE Healthcare Group Schedules Hospital ED Seminars

GE Healthcare to Lead Second Lean Workshop with Virtua

GE Healthcare to Lead Second Lean Workshop with Virtua

GE Healthcare's Consulting Group Reveals Emergency Department Strategies

GE Healthcare’s Consulting Group Reveals Emergency Department Strategies

GE Medical Systems and eProject Announce Global Distribution Partnership

GE Medical Systems and eProject Announce Global Distribution Partnership.

GE's Appliance Park to Make Hybrid Water Heater Using '3P' Lean Strategy

GE Appliances & Lighting will be getting the most out of the recently announced multi-year (2010-2014), $600 million investment in its manufacturing and other facilities at Louisville’s Appliance Park.

GE's Merchant Touts Lean Six Sigma for Software Development at Zendcon

For General Electric, agility is all about simplifying the software development process. Matt Merchant, CTO, GE Corporate, delivered a keynote at the Zendcon PHP developers conference explaining that, through agility and simplification, his goal is to produce better quality software at a faster pace.

George Group Signs on with Decisioneering's Six Sigma Partner Program

George Group Signs on with Decisioneering’s Six Sigma Partner Program

George Group, DeLeeuw Associates and iSixSigma Partner to Advance Financial Services Quality Through Focused Six Sigma Portal

George Group, DeLeeuw Associates and iSixSigma Partner to Advance Financial Services Quality Through Focused Six Sigma Portal

Georgia Hospital Promotes Black Belt Reed to Director of Neurosciences

The Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) has promoted Six Sigma Black Belt Zachary Reed to the position of director of neurosciences.

Gingrich Signs Pledge to Adopt Lean Six Sigma in Government if Elected

The concept of applying continuous process improvement to government operations got a large boost today when Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich became the first person to sign a pledge to reduce the national debt over the next five years via Lean Six Sigma cost-cutting principles.

Glass Maker Viracon Adds Three Black Belts to its Roster

Glass products maker Viracon Inc. recently announced that three of its employees – Bethany Stringer, Matt Jukkala and Mike Smith – have earned Six Sigma Black Belt certification and will support continuous improvement efforts for both manufacturing and transactional processes at the Owatonna, Minn., USA, company.

Global Study Analyzes Success Factors of Business Process Excellence Initiatives

A study of 835 individuals, representing a variety of companies of all sizes and industries from across the globe, has been released, showing trends and success factors in business process excellence (BPE) initiatives worldwide.

GOAL/QPC and QSU Publishing Announce The Memory Jogger™ TS 16949:2002

GOAL/QPC and QSU Publishing Announce The Memory Jogger™ TS 16949:2002

GOAL/QPC Announces Merger with Quality Leader CQM

GOAL/QPC, Publisher of the World-Renowned Memoery Jogger Pocket Guides, Announces Merger with Member-Based Leading Quality Improvement Firm, CQM

GOAL/QPC Announces Publication of Six Sigma for Business Leaders

GOAL/QPC Announces Publication of Six Sigma for Business Leaders

GOAL/QPC Announces The Design for Six Sigma Memory Jogger™

GOAL/QPC Announces The Design for Six Sigma Memory Jogger™

GOAL/QPC Leader Will Help Healthcare Professionals Use Quality, Creativity and Innovation Tools to Boost Productivity

GOAL/QPC Leader Will Help Healthcare Professionals Use Quality, Creativity and Innovation Tools to Boost Productivity

Goldman Joins MoreSteam.com

Goldman Joins MoreSteam.com

GOP Candidate Pawlenty: Six Sigma Can Cut Government Costs by 20 Percent

In a speech on economic policy at the University of Chicago today, Former Minnesota governor and Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty promoted Lean Six Sigma as a tool to reduce the costs of government programs by as much as 20 percent.

GOP Presidential Hopeful Pawlenty Cites Six Sigma as Reform Tool

Soon after announcing the he was forming an exploratory committee for a potential bid for the presidency in 2012, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty was heard touting the virtues of Six Sigma process improvement for the government reform, according to the Politico blog.

GrafTech CEO Shular Says Kaizen Events Helped Save Company

Craig Shular has been the chief executive officer of Parma-based GrafTech International since 2003 and has built a team credited with taking the company from the brink of bankruptcy to profitability and growth.

Green Grid IT Consortium Adds Monroe as Executive Director

The Green Grid, a global consortium that promotes energy efficiency in business computing systems, has named Six Sigma Black Belt Mark Monroe as its new executive director.

GW PLASTICS sees Success with Six Sigma

GW PLASTICS sees Success with Six Sigma

H.C. Starck to Accept 'Evolution of Manufacturing' Award

Consumer electronics firm H.C. Starck Inc. will receive the “Evolution of Manufacturing” Award, an honor bestowed upon manufacturing companies located in Northern Ohio, USA, that have adapted their business plan to better compete in a global economy.

Harris Waste Management Hires Black Belt, Kaizen Champion Leeman as Quality Director

Harris Waste Management Group Inc, Peachtree City, Ga., the global supplier of balers, shears and shredders to the recycling industry has added Lonnie Leeman as its quality director.

Harte-Hanks Hires Lean Six Sigma Expert Paul to Run Direct Marketing Group

Direct marketing firm Harte-Hanks Inc. has named Lean Six Sigma expert Tony Paul as its new group managing director for mail and logistics in its direct marketing business.

Healthcare Forum to Reveal How to Harness the Power of Six Sigma to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

Healthcare Forum to Reveal How to Harness the Power of Six Sigma to Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs

Healthcare Futurist Flower Touts Six Sigma Methods for Hospitals

In order to increase organization and efficiency at hospitals, administrators should employ management tools such as the Toyota Production System, said healthcare futurist Joe Flower, who works with clients ranging from World Health Organization to Global Business Network.

Heather Tollefson Named Director of Events for iSixSigma/CTQ Media

Heather Tollefson has joined iSixSigma, the leading provider of content for the Lean Six Sigma community, as Director of Events for its iSixSigma Live! events division.

Hertzler Announces Release of QA/S GainSeeker 7.5 Suite

Hertzler Announces Release of QA/S GainSeeker® 7.5 Suite

Hertzler Systems introduces new software training videos to demonstrate powerful features for adding real-time data acquisition to MINITAB

Hertzler Systems introduces new software training videos to demonstrate powerful features for adding real-time data acquisition to MINITAB®

Hertzler Systems Launches New Web Site Featuring Improved Content, Functionality and Design

Hertzler Systems Launches New Web Site Featuring Improved Content, Functionality and Design

Hertzler Systems Partners with Minitab, Hyperion, ISSSP, and Raptor International to Present Six Sigma Software Showcase Tour

Hertzler Systems Partners with Minitab, Hyperion, ISSSP, and Raptor International to Present Six Sigma Software Showcase Tour

Hertzler Systems Releases Case Study of Six Sigma in Financial Services

Hertzler Systems Releases Case Study of Six Sigma in Financial Services

Hertzler Systems Releases Enterprise Dashboard Module for Beta Testing

Hertzler Systems Releases Enterprise Dashboard Module for Beta Testing

Hertzler Systems Releases Enterprise Dashboard Module in Latest Version of GainSeeker Suite

Hertzler Systems Releases Enterprise Dashboard Module in Latest Version of GainSeeker Suite

Hertzler Systems Releases White Paper on Leveraging Technology to Transform Business Culture

Hertzler Systems Releases White Paper on Leveraging Technology to Transform Business Culture

Highlights from the 2011 iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards

The third annual iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards conference wrapped up last week at the Doral Golf Resort & Spa in Miami.

Holistic Process Improvement Training for Managers

Holistic Process Improvement Training for Managers

Honeywell Chooses GAGEpack EZ to Track 2,000 Gages

Honeywell Chooses GAGEpack EZ to Track 2,000 Gages

Hospital Quality Measurements Available Through Public, Web-Based Database

Hospital Quality Measurements Available Through Public, Web-Based Database

Hospitals, Joint Commission Apply Six Sigma to Reduce Wrong Site Surgeries

A recent project conducted by eight hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers in the United States, along with the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, has implemented methods such as Lean Six Sigma and change management to address the issue of wrong site surgeries.

Hy-Capacity Breaks Ground on New Facility Based on Lean Design

Hy-Capacity Inc., a remanufacturer of tractor components headquartered in Humboldt, Iowa, USA, recently broke ground on the expansion of its manufacturing facility. Hy-Capacity’s new, larger facility will streamline operations and improve traffic flow, following the company’s Lean manufacturing philosophy to…

i-nexus Announces Pro Bono Educational Workshops

i-nexus Announces Pro Bono Educational Workshops

i-nexus Announces Record Trading

i-nexus Announces Record Trading

i-nexus Business Execution Suite to Be Showcased on Webinar

The emerging discipline of Business Execution will be examined in detail as part of a webinar planned by leader of on-demand business execution software, i-nexus.

i-nexus Delivers Significant Growth with Business Execution Software

Business Execution software specialist, i-nexus, celebrates 10 successful years in 2011, highlighting increased ROI from existing customers alongside the addition of global leaders such as Best Buy and 3M to its client portfolio.

i-nexus Secures Investment

i-nexus Secures Investment

IASSC Appoints Joep van Nieuwstadt as Associate Director, European Affairs

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification (IASSC) has appointed Joep van Nieuwstadt as associate director of European affairs. As an expert in the field of IT education and certification Joep van Nieuwstadt has been heavily involved at high levels…

IASSC Opens 200 Six Sigma Testing Centers Worldwide

Today, the International Association for Six Sigma Certification, (IASSC), announced the opening of an additional 200 Testing Centers around the world.

IC-TAG Solutions Launches Phase One of Lean Program

IC-TAG Solutions, a manufacturer of radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags, has begun the first phase of its Lean program, which includes a program to reuse and recycle materials and save energy during the manufacturing process.

Ice-skating Software Helps Improve Lean Operations at Nexteer Plant

Nexteer Automotive, a manufacturer of steering and driveline systems, has reported significant operational savings at its plant near Saginaw, Mich., USA, by using motion analysis software commonly used by figure skaters.

Ignoring Six Sigma Can Cost You Money: Black Belts Deliver $188K Hard Financial Savings Per Project

Ignoring Six Sigma Can Cost You Money: Black Belts Deliver $188K Hard Financial Savings Per Project

India Builds Reputation as Source of Best Practices in Management, Strategy

Until recently, the flow of management and strategy know-how was one-way; it was India that absorbed business models, technology and management systems from foreign corporations and institutions. As “India Inc.” raced to globalize and global companies sought to exploit the country’s low-cost talent pool, such industrialized-economy concepts as Kaizen, The Toyota Way, Six Sigma and so on gained currency.

India's Hyper-efficient Dabbawalas to Recieve English Lessons

The famed dabbawalas, known for their efficient food-supply network in Mumbai, will now have an opportunity to hone their English-speaking and computer skills.

Indian Electronics Firm Elcoteq Bangalore Wins Five Quality Awards

Elcoteq Bangalore announced that it has received awards for manufacturing quality at the Chapter Convention for Quality Circles, organized by Quality Circles Forum of India, Bangalore Chapter.

Indiana Considers Six Sigma Reviews of Public Teacher Performance

State education officials in Indiana are considering the implementation of Six Sigma standards in performance reviews for public school teachers in order to comply with a new law requiring an evaluation of how school districts allocate their state funds.

Information Technology Applications in Lean Systems

Information Technology Applications in Lean Systems

Ingersoll Rand Selects PowerSteering as Its Corporate Standard for Project Portfolio Management

Ingersoll Rand Selects PowerSteering as Its Corporate Standard for Project Portfolio Management

Instantis Achieves 300% Growth in 2004

Instantis Achieves 300% Growth in 2004

Instantis and Advanced Integrated Technologies Announce Partnership

Instantis and Advanced Integrated Technologies Announce Partnership

Instantis and Air Academy Associates Announce Partnership

Instantis and Air Academy Associates Announce Partnership

Instantis and ISSSP to Host France Telecom/Orange Webinar: 'Driving a Multi-billion Dollar Project Portfolio at France Telecom from a Top-Down Corporate Vision and Strategy'

Instantis and ISSSP to Host France Telecom/Orange Webinar: ‘Driving a Multi-billion Dollar Project Portfolio at France Telecom from a Top-Down Corporate Vision and Strategy’

Instantis Announces 'Thought Leadersin Process Excellence Webinar Series' FeaturingCameron, Abbott and France Telecom

Instantis Announces ‘Thought Leaders in Process Excellence Webinar Series’ Featuring Cameron, Abbott and France Telecom

Instantis Announces Fall 2009 “Global Leaders in Business Excellence” Webinar Series featuring Lenovo, Recall and Borusan

Instantis Announces Fall 2009 “Global Leaders in Business Excellence” Webinar Series featuring Lenovo, Recall and Borusan

Instantis Announces Record Sales Performance

Instantis Announces Record Sales Performance

INSTANTIS Announces “Thought Leaders in Performance Excellence Spring Webinar Series”

INSTANTIS Announces “Thought Leaders in Performance Excellence Spring Webinar Series”

Instantis EnterpriseTrack™ 5.1 Extends Leadin Executive Reporting and Dashboardsfor Enterprise Portfolio Management

Instantis EnterpriseTrack™ 5.1 Extends Lead in Executive Reporting and Dashboards for Enterprise Portfolio Management

INSTANTIS Industry Poll Shows Six Sigma Programs Expanding

INSTANTIS Industry Poll Shows Six Sigma Programs Expanding

INSTANTIS Positioned as ‘Visionary’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT and Project Portfolio Management

INSTANTIS Positioned as ‘Visionary’ in Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT and Project Portfolio Management

Instantis Posts Record First Quarter 2005 Revenues

Instantis Posts Record First Quarter 2005 Revenues

Instantis Publishes Enterprise Portfolio Management Vision

Instantis Publishes Enterprise Portfolio Management Vision

Instantis Publishes Results of Six Sigma Maturity Model Study

Instantis Publishes Results of Six Sigma Maturity Model Study

Instantis Recruits Industry Veteran Don Redinius As Six Sigma Executive Advisor

Instantis Recruits Industry Veteran Don Redinius As Six Sigma Executive Advisor

Instantis Releases Enhanced EnterpriseTrack 4.2 Solution

Instantis Releases Enhanced EnterpriseTrack 4.2 Solution

Instantis Releases New EnterpriseTrack 4.0 Solution

Instantis Releases New EnterpriseTrack 4.0 Solution

Instantis Reports Record First Quarter Sales

Instantis Reports Record First Quarter Sales

Instantis Sales More than Double in 2005

Instantis Sales More than Double in 2005

Instantis Unveils EnterpriseTrack™ 5.0

Instantis Unveils EnterpriseTrack™ 5.0

INSTANTIS Unveils EnterpriseTrack 6 and PMO Edition

INSTANTIS Unveils EnterpriseTrack 6 and PMO Edition

International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP) Hosts Sixth Annual Leadership Conference

International Society of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSSP) Hosts Sixth Annual Leadership Conference

Introducing Rath and Strong's new GE Work-Out for Six Sigma Pocket Guide – or Duct Tape for Process Improvement

Introducing Rath & Strong’s new GE Work-Out for Six Sigma Pocket Guide – or “Duct Tape” for Process Improvement

Introduction to Sales Process Improvement Book Released

“Introduction to Sales Process Improvement” Book Released

iSixSigma Congratulates Winners of Largest-Breakthrough Projects, Best Start-up and Best Re-energized Programs

Betfair, Firstsource, Nationwide, Tyco, U.S. Army take home project and program accolades

iSixSigma Congratulates Winners of Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Congratulates Winners of Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Honors Winners of Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Honors Winners of Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Live! Accepting Nominations for 2011 Awards

The annual iSixSigma Live! Awards program, which recognizes the individuals, projects and programs that have demonstrated breakthrough results in the implementation of Lean Six Sigma, is open for nominations.

iSixSigma Live! Now Accepting Nominations for 2010 Awards

iSixSigma Live! Now Accepting Nominations for 2010 Awards

iSixSigma Live! Now Accepting Nominations for 2010 Awards

Awards season is officially open for the iSixSigma Live! Awards, which recognize Six Sigma projects and programs that have demonstrated breakthrough results and people who have made significant contributions to the Six Sigma community.

iSixSigma Live!, Instantis to Host Xerox Webinar on Lean Six Sigma Financial Management

The March 8 webinar, hosted by iSixSigma Live! and Instantis, will feature a hands-on project portfolio management (PPM) system demonstration of the business financial results validation and communication process at Xerox.

iSixSigma Marketplace Adds Lean Six Sigma Green Belt E-learning Courses

E-learning courses on the iSixSigma Marketplace are reviewed by an independent Master Black Belt and come with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

iSixSigma Names Finalists for Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Names Finalists for Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Names Finalists for Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Names Finalists for Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Programs and Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects

iSixSigma Names Finalists for MVP Awards

iSixSigma Names Finalists for MVP Awards

iSixSigma Names Finalists for MVP Awards

The MVP Awards recognize the Most Prolific and Most Helpful Posters on the iSixSigma Discussion Forum, the Best Blogger in the iSixSigma Blogosphere, and the Best Continuous Process Improvement Tweeter.

iSixSigma Publisher Katie Barry Introduces Redesigned Website

In a note to readers, Publisher Katie Barry introduces the redesigned iSixSigma.com and encourages users to send feedback on their experiences with the new site.

iSixSigma Sells E-learning Products With Four Top Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Courses

iSixSigma Sells E-learning Products With Four Top Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Courses

iSixSigma’s Top 10 Sets Standard for Best Places to Work for Six Sigma Professionals

iSixSigma’s Top 10 Sets Standard for Best Places to Work for Six Sigma Professionals

iSixSigma’s Top 10 Showcases Best Places to Work for Six Sigma Professionals

iSixSigma’s Top 10 Showcases Best Places to Work for Six Sigma Professionals

ISSISSIPPI Converts to Free Training, Delivered via Tablet

The International Six Sigma Institute and Secret Society for Imperious Professionals of Process Improvement (ISSISSIPPI) today announced that it will no longer charge customers for access to its industry-leading Lean Six Sigma training courses.

ISSISSIPPI Introduces Lean Six Sigma Pirate Training

ISSISSIPPI Introduces Lean Six Sigma Pirate Training

ISSISSIPPI Offers Less-Than-Free MBB™ Certification

The International Six Sigma Institute and Secret Society for Imperious Professionals of Process Improvement (ISSISSIPPI) today announced its new Less-Than-Free MBB™, a breakthrough online certification program for the process improvement marketplace.

ISSISSIPPI Releases Lean Six Sigma Certification Activity Book

The International Six Sigma Institute and Secret Society for Imperious Professionals of Process Improvement (ISSISSIPPI) today announced a breakthrough in the controversy surrounding Lean Six Sigma Certification standards.

ISSSC Expands on Quality Services with the Addition of Expert Michael Link

ISSSC Expands on Quality Services with the Addition of Expert Michael Link

Jan De Witte Named President of GE's Healthcare IT Division

Jan De Witte, president and CEO of GE Healthcare’s Performance Solutions division, has taken on the additional title of president and CEO of GE’s $1.4 billion Healthcare IT division. He succeeds Vishal Wanchoo, who has moved into the role of senior vice president of growth initiatives for GE India.

Joint Commission Appoints MBB Vandiver as Director, Business Excellence

The Joint Commission has announced that Alex Vandiver has been appointed as director of business excellence. He will also serve as director of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare, which aims to solve health care’s most critical safety and quality problems.

Juran Institute and Thinking Dimensions Group of South Africa Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

Juran Institute and Thinking Dimensions Group of South Africa Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

Juran Institute and Wexi, Inc. of South Korea Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

Juran Institute & Wexi, Inc. of South Korea Sign Strategic Alliance Agreement

Juran Institute Moving To New Headquarters In Southbury, Connecticut

Juran Institute Moving To New Headquarters In Southbury, Connecticut

Katie Barry Promoted to Publisher of iSixSigma/CTQ Media

Katie Barry Promoted to Publisher of iSixSigma/CTQ Media

Kimberly-Clark Appoints SVP Spencer to Run Continuous Improvement Programs

Kimberly-Clark announced that it has named Jan Spencer, currently president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, as its new senior vice president, continuous improvement, sourcing and sustainability, according to a company press release.

LABSCO Hires Former GE Exec Ording as VP, Operations

Laboratory Supply Company (LABSCO), a medical laboratory products supplier, has named Black Belt Thomas Ording vice president of operations and logistics for the Louisville, Ky., USA-based firm.

Laird Technologies Wins Lean Excellence Award for China Facility

Laird Technologies Inc., a St. Louis, Mo., USA-based supplier of antennas for mobile devices, has won the 2010 Great Wall Award for Lean Manufacturing Excellence in China. Laird’s manufacturing facility in Beijing, China, was recognized by the China-based Great Wall Award (GWA) Committee for having the best implementation of Lean manufacturing throughout China.

Larry Smith of Ford Motor Joins Juran Institute

Larry Smith of Ford Motor Joins Juran Institute

Launch of Six Sigma BrokersTM: a Unique New Service, which Optimizes the Productivity of Six Sigma Deployment

Launch of Six Sigma BrokersTM: a Unique New Service, which Optimizes the Productivity of Six Sigma® Deployment

Leadership Programs That Include Six Sigma Are Six Times More Effective, Survey Shows; 60% of Six Sigma Professionals Are Promoted into Leadership Positions

Leadership Programs That Include Six Sigma Are Six Times More Effective, Survey Shows; 60% of Six Sigma Professionals Are Promoted into Leadership Positions

Lean Aviation Firm LMI Kitting Wins Georgia's Manufacturer of the Year Award

Aviation parts supplier LMI Kitting LLC, has been named the Georgia Small Manufacturer of the Year at the Governor’s Awards, held in Atlanta.

Lean Boeing 737 Assembly Facility to Expand, Add 1,200 Jobs

With orders soaring for its workhorse 737 passenger jet, Boeing Commercial Airplanes has announced that it is expanding its Lean production facility in Renton, Wash., and increase its workforce at the plant by 1,200 workers by 2013.

Lean Improves Airborne Radio Test, Repair Process

Lean Improves Airborne Radio Test, Repair Process

Lean Medical Device Maker Named 'Up and Coming Business'

Phase II Medical Manufacturing Inc., a single-use medical device maker based in Rochester, N.H., USA, was recently recognized as the “2010 Up and Coming Business of the Year” at the annual meeting of the New Hampshire Bio/Medical Council. In the last two years, Lean processes have helped the company reduce waste and energy while expanding its manufacturing space by 50 percent.

Lean Methods Help Avoid Layoffs at Four Hospitals

Despite the common allegation that Lean improvement methods must lead to layoffs at healthcare systems, the reality is quite different at several leading hospitals, where Lean methods are actually saving or creating jobs.

Lean Operations Allow for Consolidation at Vending Machine Plant

Crane Merchandising Systems, one of the world’s largest suppliers of vending machines and vending payment systems, has employed Lean techniques to consolidate two of its manufacturing operations into a single facility in Williston, S.C., USA.

Lean Operations Help Choctaw Defense Land U.S. Army Contract

The U.S. Army has recently awarded Choctaw Defense, owned by the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, a three-year, $20 million performance standard contract to design and manufacture the Camel II potable water trailer system, which provides water for troops in virtually any location.

Lean Revamp of 767 Line Helped Boeing Win Tanker Bid

After a contentious 10-year competition with European rival EADS, the Boeing Co. won a hard-fought $35 billion contract to supply the U.S. Air Force with new refueling tanker aircraft, due in part to the Lean methods the aerospace manufacturer recently adopted for its 767 line.

Lean Six Sigma and Global Supply Chain Practitioner Is Certified by Maryland/DC Minority Supplier Development Council

Lean Six Sigma and Global Supply Chain Practitioner Is Certified by Maryland/DC Minority Supplier Development Council

Lean Six Sigma at Heart of Iowa Congressman's LESS Government Act

In the summer of 2010, Iowa Congressman Tom Latham began drafting a serious legislative effort to systematically identify waste at every level of the federal government – both within federal agencies and the programs they oversee. Latham’s goal was to…

Lean Six Sigma Certification by Brain Scan Now Available Over Web

Lean Six Sigma Certification by Brain Scan Now Available Over Web

Lean Six Sigma Champion Gaffney Named CEO of DynCorp International

DynCorp International today announced that Steve Gaffney will become the company’s chief executive officer and president effective August 25, 2010, the date that current CEO and president, Bill Ballhaus, has announced that he will resign.

Lean Six Sigma Consulting Firm Enters the Small Business Administration's Business Development Program

Lean Six Sigma Consulting Firm Enters the Small Business Administration’s Business Development Program

Lean Six Sigma Efforts Highlighted at Lab Quality Confab

Many of the nation’s most innovative clinical laboratories, pathology groups and in-vitro diagnostics manufacturers came together recently at the Fourth Annual Lab Quality Confab in San Antonio to share their successes in the use of Lean Six Sigma and similar process improvement techniques.

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management

Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rehoboth, Massachusetts (July 20, 2014)  – Six Sigma Integration, Inc. (www.sixsigmaintegration.com) announces the release of Lean Six Sigma for Supply Chain Management, Second Edition. Sales of the book have already begun. Orders are being accepted at: http://www.mhprofessional.com/product.php?isbn=0071793054 Lean…

Lean Six Sigma Reaps $20 Million in Benefits for Mass. Hospital System

A New England-based healthcare system is proving Lean Six Sigma tools are not just for manufacturing companies after realizing substantial cost savings in a nearly two-year implementation process.

Lean Six Sigma Reduces Case Backlog at Louisiana Crime Lab

In just six months of applying Lean Six Sigma techniques, the State Police Crime Lab in Baton Rouge, La., USA, has dramatically reduced the turnaround time for the processing of evidence in criminal cases.

Lean Six Sigma Shares Innovation with DoD Components

Lean Six Sigma Shares Innovation with DoD Components

Lean Six Sigma Shares Innovation with DoD Components

Lean Six Sigma Shares Innovation with DOD Components

Lean Six Sigma Shares Innovation with DoD Components

The Department of Defense Lean Six Sigma Program Office announced today they will sponsor the third annual Department of Defense (DoD) Performance Symposium June 8-10 at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne, Va.

Lean Six Sigma Studies Help Government Agencies Streamline Hiring

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and other large federal agencies say they have implemented Lean Six Sigma to significantly reduce the time it takes to hire new employees.

Lean Tools Help Reduce Costs at Safelite Windshield Plant

Aftermarket automobile windshield manufacturer Safelite Glass Corp. says it has retained sales of $2.6 million and saved $670,000 in costs since launching a Lean program. For this reason the company’s Enfield, N.C., USA, facility was recently recognized by the North Carolina government for contributing to the state’s economic benefit over the last five years.

Leap Technologies Announces Release of Three New Training Programs for Improving Six Sigma Results

Leap Technologies Announces Release of Three New Training Programs for Improving Six Sigma Results

Leap Technologies Establishes Six Sigma Agreement with Motorola University

Leap Technologies Establishes Six Sigma® Agreement with Motorola University

Let Excel Partnership teach you to Implement Six Sigma Methodology and Become a Six Sigma Black Belt

Let Excel Partnership teach you to Implement Six Sigma Methodology and Become a Six Sigma Black Belt

Letterkenny Army Depot Earns Sixth Shingo Medallion

Letterkenny Army Depot, in Franklin County, Pa., has earned its sixth Shingo medallion for its work in 2009 on the Patriot missile system. Letterkenny repairs and rebuilds vehicles that support the anti-missile missile. They include the launcher, radar trailer, control center and antenna mast.

Lift Truck Manufacturer Saves $1.5 Million Since Adopting Six Sigma

Even after decades of success, Crown Equipment Corp, the Ohio-based manufacturer of electric lift trucks, has recently found ways to use Six Sigma strategies to improve processes, reduce scrap and gas usage and fine-tune operations. The company now has 18 certified Six Sigma Green Belts and 15 Black Belts in its North American manufacturing facilities striving to lead the corporation toward even further improvement.

Linda Cadigan Is New Sales Manager for iSixSigma/CTQ Media

As Sales Manager for iSixSigma and CTQ Media, Linda Cadigan will manage advertising and sponsorship opportunities for iSixSigma’s online, print and events offerings.

Lion Vallen Wins Progressive Manufacturer Award for Supply Chain Project

Lion Vallen Industries, a maker of protective equipment for military and emergency-services personnel, was named the Progressive Manufacturer of the Year for the small and mid-sized company category at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla., USA.

Live from iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards – Day 2

By Paul V. Arnold, editor-in-chief Excitement and learning continues to build at the 2011 iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards, behind held this week at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami. Featured activities for today (Feb. 8) include several…

Live From the iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards

By Paul V. Arnold, Editor-in-chief, iSixSigma The 2011 iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards kicks off today, Feb. 7, at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami. Today’s featured activities include the iSixSigma Project Bowl and four Master Class Workshops….

Live from the iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards – Day 3

By Paul V. Arnold, Editor-in-chief Day 3 brings big news and big learning opportunities at the iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa in Miami. Featured activities for today (Wednesday, Feb. 9) include a high-energy…

Lock Maker Onity Appoints Black Belt Hamberlin as New President

Onity, a provider of electronic locking systems, has announced that it has appointed W. Laird Hamberlin to the position of president. Laird, who is a certifed Six Sigma Black Belt, will be based in Onity’s global headquarters in Duluth, Ga., USA.

Logistics Firm Transplace Promotes Norton to VP, Lean Six Sigma

Transplace, a transportation management and logistics firm based in Dallas, has promoted its director of operations, Fadra Norton, to vice president of the company’s Lean Six Sigma group.

M7 Aerospace Hires New Vice President of Quality Assurance

M7 Aerospace has named Gary Merrill as Vice President of Quality Assurance, with responsibility for all aspects of the quality assurance programs in aerostructures manufacturing; maintenance, repair and overhaul; government logistics support contracting; supply chain management; aircraft parts and engineering business segments.

Major General Rooney, U.S. Air Force, Recognizes Outstanding Achievement of Aon/Rath and Strong

Major General Rooney, U.S. Air Force, Recognizes Outstanding Achievement of Aon/Rath & Strong

Manufacturers at DFMA Conference Credit Six Sigma for Economic Success

As rising industrial production drives the economic recovery, leading manufacturers detailed their successful rebound strategies at the 25th annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) in Providence, R.I.

Manufacturing Survey Finds Widespread Use of Lean Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen

With manufacturers across the country looking to save costs in every place possible, it’s no wonder that Lean manufacturing and safety have become the cornerstone of financially responsible business practices. Saving thousands on inventory, resources and workers’ compensation claims, these…

Manugistics Group and StatPoint End Licensing Partnership for STATGRAPHICS Centurion XV

Manugistics Group and StatPoint End Licensing Partnership for STATGRAPHICS Centurion XV®

March Webcast on New Lean Six Sigma Belt Certification Standard

March Webcast on New Lean Six Sigma Belt Certification Standard

Mashreq Financial Firm Wins Four Accolades at UAE Quality Forum

For the second year in a row, financial services firm Mashreq, based in the United Arab Emirates, took home at least one award at the Continual Improvement Symposium Competition 2010, organized by the Dubai Quality Group.

Master Black Belt Berger Joins Endeavor Telecom

Atlanta-based Endeavor Telecom has hired Keith Berger as its senior vice president of operations. Berger, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt, will focus on the continuous improvement of company processes and efficiency across all departments.

Master Black Belt Brown Joins Hinsdale Hospital as OpEx Director

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, in Hinsdale, Ill., USA, has appointed Master Black Belt Steve Brown as director of operational excellence, a new position that will focus on improving processes and operations.

Master Black Belt Certification Program Offered at Arizona State University

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is offering a Master Black Belt certification program May 14-18, 2012, at Skysong in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Master Black Belt Davis Named Operations Manager of Health Enhancement Products

Health Enhancement Products Inc., a manufacturer of health and wellness products in Scottsdale, Ariz., USA, has hired Troy Davis to fill the newly created position of operations manager.

Master Black Belt Glickman to Head Marketing at Hilco Appraisal

Hilco Appraisal Services, based in Northbrook, Ill., USA, has hired Master Black Belt James D. Glickman as the company’s chief marketing officer.

Master Black Belt Schlemmer Promoted to COO of Regal Beloit

Regal Beloit Corp., a manufacturer of electric motors and motion controls, has promoted Master Black Belt Jonathan J. Schlemmer to the title of chief operating officer.

MBB Smith Joins Six Sigma Team at Rucker and Associates

Rucker and Associates Inc. today announced the addition of Bonnie Smith to the consulting firm. Smith is a sought-after, dynamic speaker and author of numerous articles on the integration of Lean and Six Sigma. She joins Rucker with more than 15 years of experience, having played a pivotal role in creating the synthesis of Lean principles and Six Sigma tools now known as Lean Six Sigma.

MBB Volunteers to Help Streamline U.S. Army's Troop Withdrawal from Iraq

A process improvement specialist with the U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort McPherson, Ga., has recently completed a voluntary six-month tour in Iraq to help streamline the process of troop withdrawal, which the Army plans to complete by the end of 2011.

McKesson Corp. Earns the No. 1 Spot on iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work List

McKesson Corp. Earns the No. 1 Spot on iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work List

MDS Diagnostics Selects PowerSteering Software

MDS Diagnostics Selects PowerSteering Software

Microsoft Boosts Office Solution Accelerator for Six Sigma

Microsoft Boosts Office Solution Accelerator for Six Sigma

Mikel Harry to Rejoin SSA as Vice-Chairman and Chief Knowledge Officer

Mikel Harry to Rejoin SSA as Vice-Chairman and Chief Knowledge Officer

Minitab Inc. Announces the Release of a Japanese Language Version of MINITAB 14 Statistical Software for Windows

Minitab Inc. Announces the Release of a Japanese Language Version of MINITAB® 14 Statistical Software for Windows®

Missouri Guard Adopts CPI Program

The Missouri National Guard’s adjutant general is changing the way business is done in his home state.

MoreSteam Approves Educational Stimulus Package for Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

MoreSteam Approves Educational Stimulus Package for Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

MoreSteam Declares Independence

MoreSteam Declares Independence

MoreSteam Sees Surge in Lean Six Sigma Certification Enrollments

Purchases of Certification Quadruple over Summer Months for High-Quality Program

MoreSteam Supports Sustainability Movement: Offers Online Lean Six Sigma Training Grants

MoreSteam Supports Sustainability Movement: Offers Online Lean Six Sigma Training Grants

MoreSteam University Discovers Origin of 1.5 Sigma Shift

MoreSteam University Discovers Origin of 1.5 Sigma Shift

MoreSteam University Intends To Join Big Ten Conference

MoreSteam University Intends To Join Big Ten Conference

MoreSteam.com Affirms Alignment of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Curriculum with Revised ASQ SSBB Body of Knowledge

MoreSteam.com Affirms Alignment of Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Curriculum with Revised ASQ SSBB Body of Knowledge

MoreSteam.com and ASQ Work Together to Drive Service Improvements

MoreSteam.com and ASQ Work Together to Drive Service Improvements

MoreSteam.com Announces Creation of Support Portal for Honda Lean Network

MoreSteam.com Announces Creation of Support Portal for Honda Lean Network

MoreSteam.com Announces Enhancements to Free Lean Six Sigma Resource 'SigmaPedia'

MoreSteam.com Announces Enhancements to Free Lean Six Sigma Resource ‘Sigmapedia’

MoreSteam.com Announces New Dates for Master Black Belt Training and Certification Program

December Classes Kick off Next Session of Blended Lean Six Sigma Program from MoreSteam and The Ohio State University

MoreSteam.com Announces Online French and German Green Belt Courses

MoreSteam.com Announces Online French and German Green Belt Courses

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of 'The Blended Learning Playbook'

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of ‘The Blended Learning Playbook’

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of EngineRoom 5.1

Latest Version of Lean Six Sigma Data Analysis Tool Features New Lean Templates

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of EngineRoom Version 5.0

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of EngineRoom® Version 5.0

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of TRACtion Version 3.0

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of TRACtion® Version 3.0

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of Two New Lean Six Sigma Simulations

MoreSteam.com Announces Release of Two New Lean Six Sigma Simulations

MoreSteam.com Celebrates 10th Year as Leader in Lean Six Sigma Training and Technology

MoreSteam.com Celebrates 10th Year as Leader in Lean Six Sigma Training and Technology

MoreSteam.com Celebrates 300,000th Student Enrollment

Provider of Lean Six Sigma Online Training Continues Steady Growth in 2011

MoreSteam.com Enhances Lean Six Sigma Belt Courses with EngineRoom

Inclusion of Microsoft Excel-based Software Speeds Tool Proficiency

MoreSteam.com Grants Starfish Family Services $250,000 in Six Sigma Training

MoreSteam.com Grants Starfish Family Services $250,000 in Six Sigma Training

MoreSteam.com Introduces Chinese Language Yellow Belt Course

MoreSteam.com Introduces Chinese Language Yellow Belt Course

MoreSteam.com Introduces Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Online Training

MoreSteam.com Introduces Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Online Training

MoreSteam.com Introduces Financial Six Sigma Training

MoreSteam.com Introduces Financial Six Sigma Training

MoreSteam.com Introduces Lean Six Sigma E-Learning

MoreSteam.com Introduces Lean Six Sigma E-Learning

MoreSteam.com Introduces Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training and Certification

MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma training and Blended Learning support technologies, has partnered with the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University (OSU) to present an innovative and affordable Master Black Belt development program.

MoreSteam.com Introduces Service Version of Lean Six Sigma e-Learning Courses Along with New JMP Option

MoreSteam.com Introduces Service Version of Lean Six Sigma e-Learning Courses Along with New JMP Option

MoreSteam.com Launches New Project Management Course, and Awards PDUs

MoreSteam.com Launches New Project Management Course, and Awards PDUs

MoreSteam.com Launches Virtual University Platform for 3-D Distance Learning

MoreSteam.com® Launches Virtual University Platform for 3-D Distance Learning

MoreSteam.com Primed for Mathematically Prime Year 2011

Confluence of Prime Numbers and MoreSteam Activity Adds Up to Exciting New Year

MoreSteam.com Receives Patent for EngineRoom Software

Today the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted patent rights to MoreSteam.com for inventions developed by MoreSteam’s President, Bill Hathaway.

MoreSteam.com Releases New Foreign Language Green Belt Courses

MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training and Blended Learning support technologies, has expanded its international offerings with the release of three new foreign-language versions of its 80-hour Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

MoreSteam.com Releases TRACtion Lean Six Sigma Project Tracking Software

MoreSteam.com Releases TRACtion® Lean Six Sigma Project Tracking Software

MoreSteam.com Releases Transactional Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course

MoreSteam.com Releases Transactional Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course

MoreSteam.com Releases Upgrade to ENGINE ROOM Software for Data Analysis

MoreSteam.com® Releases Upgrade to ENGINE ROOM® Software for Data Analysis

MoreSteam.com Sets Big Ten Attendance Record — More Than 110,000 Six Sigma Professionals Trained

MoreSteam.com Sets Big Ten Attendance Record — More Than 110,000 Six Sigma Professionals Trained

Mosaic Rapid Lean Six Sigma Team Saves Over $12 Million and Wins Award

Mosaic Rapid Lean Six Sigma Team Saves Over $12 Million and Wins Award

Mosaic Rapid Lean Six Sigma Team Saves over $12 Million and Wins Award

Mosaic Rapid Lean Six Sigma Team Saves over $12 Million and Wins Award

Most-Global Companies Deploy Six Sigma Most Widely

Most-Global Companies Deploy Six Sigma Most Widely

Motorcycle Builder Promotes Lean Expert Matson-McCoy to VP, Operations

Lehman Trikes, a manufacturer of three-wheeled motorcycles, has promoted its quality and safety manager, Terree Matson-McCoy, to the position of vice president of operations.

MVS Collaborates with Minitab to Bring the Voice of the Market to Strategic Six Sigma

MVS Collaborates with Minitab to Bring the Voice of the Market to Strategic Six Sigma

Nationwide Wins Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Start-up Program Award

MoreSteam.com, the leading global provider of online Lean Six Sigma (LSS) training and Blended Learning support technologies, proudly recognizes and congratulates customer Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. on its recognition as the “Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Start-up Program” at the iSixSigma Live! Miami 2011 Summit and Awards.

New Black Belt Jeter Joins Copernicus Group

Tita Jeter has been hired as the new manager of quality assurance and regulatory compliance at the Copernicus Group (CGIRB), an independent institutional review board.

New Book Applies Six Sigma Principles to College Tennis

Former Stanford Tennis Coach, UPSTA Pro, USTA Official and Six Sigma Champion Steven Falk’s groundbreaking book “The Six Sigma Tennis College Scholarship Guide,” which uses proven quality management principles to achieve athletic excellence, is now available for parents of college-bound kids to increase tennis knowledge and gain the skills to secure a tennis scholarship.

New Book Maps Out a Practical Path to a Business Breakthough

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Daring goals, data-driven innovation, inspiring leadership, and employee engagement are the keys to success. Rochester, NY (October 16, 2012) – A book by Vele Galovski, a veteran corporate executive, promotes a practical approach to innovation designed to…

New Book Release: Six Sigma for Financial Services by Rowland Hayler of Pivotal Resources and Michael Nichols of Nichols Quality Associates

New Book Release: “Six Sigma for Financial Services” by Rowland Hayler of Pivotal Resources and Michael Nichols of Nichols Quality Associates

New Book Release: What is Six Sigma Process Management? By Rowland Hayler of Pivotal Resources and Michael Nichols of American Express

New Book Release: “What is Six Sigma Process Management?” By Rowland Hayler of Pivotal Resources and Michael Nichols of American Express

New Course for Six Sigma Professionals Announced

New Course for Six Sigma Professionals Announced

New Director of Product Development Appointed for Oriel Incorporated, a SAM Group Company

New Director of Product Development Appointed for Oriel Incorporated, a SAM Group Company

New Juran Initiative Deployment and Project Management Software Enables Monitoring All Business Initiatives in Real Time

New Juran Initiative Deployment & Project Management Software Enables Monitoring All Business Initiatives in Real Time

New MINITAB Guide Designed To Increase the Productivity of Six Sigma/DMAIC Projects

New MINITAB® Guide Designed To Increase the Productivity of Six Sigma/DMAIC Projects

New Offerings from Juran Institute

Juran is pleased to announce their introduction of the new Organization Health Check, attendance at HIMSS12 annual conference, latest workshop schedule, and the acquisition of Baldrige.com into their family of quality solutions and services.

New Offerings from Juran Institute

Juran Institute is excited to announce their attendance at this year's 24th Annual Quest for Excellence Conference, also known as the "Official Conference for the Baldrige Award," being held in Washington, DC.

New Pegasystems Enterprise Application Provides Central Hub For Proactively Managing Operational Exceptions

New Pegasystems Enterprise Application Provides Central Hub For Proactively Managing Operational Exceptions

New Release of Crystal Ball Gives Users Scatter Charts and Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility

New Release of Crystal Ball Gives Users Scatter Charts and Microsoft Office 2007 Compatibility

New Six Sigma Internship Program Seeking Corporate Mentors

New Six Sigma Internship Program Seeking Corporate Mentors

New Six Sigma Standard™ for Sustainable Financial Benefit

New Six Sigma Standard™ for Sustainable Financial Benefit

New SQCpack is quality control for anyone, anytime—now with Six-Way Analysis

Six-Way Analysis offers a central tendency chart, range or moving range chart, run chart, histogram, normal probability plot, and a capability summary—all in one place.

New SQCpack is quality control for anyone, anytime!

PQ Systems announces the release of SQCpack 7, a comprehensive update to their best-selling statistical process control (SPC) solution that helps organizations utilize the power of data analysis to improve quality.

New STATGRAPHICS User Community Forum Launched

Focus on Six Sigma Protocol, Business and Operational Efficiencies Via Data Analysis: Prizes and Discounts Offered

New Study Links Technology Use to Lower Defect Rates

New Study Links Technology Use to Lower Defect Rates

New Version of Crystal Ball Gives Quality Practitioners Capability Metrics Alongside Simulation and Optimization

New Version of Crystal Ball Gives Quality Practitioners Capability Metrics Alongside Simulation and Optimization

New Zealand Airport Speeds Up Baggage Handling with Lean Six Sigma

You may not have noticed but when you fly into Auckland International Airport your bags now reach the luggage carousel a few minutes faster.

Newest GAGEpack® enhances ease of use, visual format

An update to GAGEpack 12 from PQ Systems demonstrates the commitment of developers to respond to customer needs with enhanced ease of use and improved user interface.

No Change in Six Sigma Salaries Worldwide, Survey Shows; Certification Apparently Not a Factor

No Change in Six Sigma Salaries Worldwide, Survey Shows; Certification Apparently Not a Factor

Nominations Are Open for iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work

Nominations Are Open for iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work

Nordic Windpower Promotes MBB Brown to CEO, Director

Renewable energy firm Nordic Windpower has promoted Jeff Brown, a certified Six Sigma Quality Leader and Master Black Belt, from chief operating officer to the title of CEO and director.

Nordson Corp. Appoints DeVries as VP, Global Continuous Improvement

Nordson Corp., a manufacturer of adhesive and sealant dispensing equipment, has announced the appointment of James E. DeVries to the newly created enterprise-level position of vice president of global continuous improvement. DeVries will be tasked with driving profitable growth in all operating segments through the elevation of Nordson’s ongoing continuous improvement and margin enhancement efforts.

North Carolina State University Teams with MoreSteam.com: Now Offers Online Lean Six Sigma Training

North Carolina State University Teams with MoreSteam.com: Now Offers Online Lean Six Sigma Training

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Gaining Ground Through Partnership With GE HealthcareAt Two-Year Mark, Achievements are Multiplying Across the Enterprise

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Gaining Ground Through Partnership With GE Healthcare
At Two-Year Mark, Achievements are Multiplying Across the Enterprise

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Selects Instantis As Six Sigma Tracking And Management Solution

North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Selects Instantis As Six Sigma Tracking And Management Solution

Northrop Grumman MBB Reed Honored by Society of Women Engineers

Linda Reed, a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and senior engineer, was one of four Northrop Grumman Corp. employees honored recently at the annual conference of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). Reed was given the Fellow Grade Member award in recognition of her continuous service to the advancement of women in the engineering profession.

Northwire Names Lean Sigma Champion Johnson as VP of Operations

Northwire Technical Cable, which markets, designs and manufactures technical and retractile cables, has named Mark Johnson the company’s vice president of operations. A Lean Sigma Champion, Johnson will further enhance the company’s commitment to providing quality products that exceed application requirements with fast delivery and no minimum order length or quantity requirements.

Noted quality management authority and PQ Systems founder Michael J. Cleary dies at age 75

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Caryn Schockling, Marketing Manager (937) 885-2255  kiki@pqsystems.com DAYTON—Michael J. Cleary, Ph.D., founder and president of PQ Systems, Inc. and a professor emeritus at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio died suddenly on September 10, 2014. Michael…

NWP Services Hires Castro to Lead ISO, Six Sigma Quality Programs

NWP Services Corp., a provider of real-estate financial transaction processing services, has announced that Rick Castro has joined the company as managing director of its ISO and Lean Six Sigma programs, reporting to Vaughn Chase, vice president of operations.

Oc Introduces Comprehensive Performance Management Solution for Outsourced Document Services

Océ Introduces Comprehensive Performance Management Solution for Outsourced Document Services

Oil Industry Braces for Drop, Process Excellence and Six Sigma May Be Savior

Oil Industry Braces for Drop, Process Excellence and Six Sigma May Be Savior

Omnex and AIAG Announce Global Training Partnership

Omnex and AIAG Announce Global Training Partnership

OnPoint Community Credit Union Welcomes Stephen Owen as Chief Operations Officer

OnPoint Community Credit Union announces that Stephen Owen has been named Senior Vice President/Chief Operations Officer. Owen joins the Executive Team of Oregon’s largest credit union with more than 303,000 members and $4.2 billion in assets.

Open Source Six Sigma™ Hits Community: DMAIC v8.0 Now Available – OpenSourceSixSigma.com

Open Source Six Sigma™ Hits Community: DMAIC v8.0 Now Available – OpenSourceSixSigma.com

Oriel and SigmaFlow Announce Integrated Training and Software Offering for Lean Six Sigma

Oriel and SigmaFlow Announce Integrated Training and Software Offering for Lean Six Sigma

Oriel Incorporated Announces Publication of Achieving Lean Success: A Pathway for Implementation

Oriel Incorporated Announces Publication of Achieving Lean Success: A Pathway for Implementation

Oriel Incorporated Announces Publication of Our Latest White Paper: Beyond Voice of the Customer: How to Grow Your Company Using Customer Value Analysis

Oriel Incorporated Announces Publication of our Latest White Paper: Beyond the Voice of the Customer: How to Grow Your Company Using Customer Value Analysis

Oriel Incorporated Announces Publication of The SIPOC Picture Book: A Visual Guide to the SIPOC/DMAIC Relationship

Oriel Incorporated announces publication of The SIPOC Picture Book: A Visual Guide to the SIPOC/DMAIC Relationship

Oriel Incorporated Announces the Publicationof 'Using Enabling Technology to Maximize Returnsfrom Your Six Sigma Program'

Oriel Incorporated Announces the Publication of ‘Using Enabling Technology to Maximize Returns from Your Six Sigma Program’

Oriel Incorporated Introduces Comprehensive Suite of Web-Based Six Sigma Training

Oriel Incorporated Introduces Comprehensive Suite of Web-Based Six Sigma Training

Oriel Incorporated’s The Team Handbook Named One of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Oriel Incorporated’s The Team Handbook Named One of the 100 Best Business Books of All Time

Oriel Publishes Six Sigma Workbook for Executive Teams

Oriel Publishes Six Sigma Workbook for Executive Teams

PAS Technologies Mourns Sudden Death of CEO Robert Weiner, 58

Robert Weiner, a recognized Lean Six Sigma expert and CEO of North Kansas City-based PAS Technologies, died on Tuesday.

Paul V. Arnold Is New Editor-in-chief for iSixSigma

Paul V. Arnold has joined iSixSigma, the leading provider of content for the Lean Six Sigma community, as Editor-in-chief.

PCI Announces Live TravelFree Black Belt Training

PCI Announces Live TravelFree Black Belt Training

Peabody Chooses SixNet for Six Sigma Project Management

Peabody Chooses SixNet for Six Sigma Project Management

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard's Lifting and Handling Department Wins NAVSEA Excellence Award

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard’s Lifting and Handling Department recently won a Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Excellence Award for the first quarter of 2010 for its major improvements in crane safety and operational productivity.

Pentacle Partners LLC and Moresteam.com Announce a Joint Blended Lean Six Sigma Training Offering

Pentacle Partners LLC and Moresteam.com Announce a Joint Blended Lean Six Sigma Training Offering

Pepsi Installs New Warehouse Automation Equipment to Reduce Costs

In a move to reduce waste and warehousing costs under its Six Sigma plan, Pepsi Beverages Co. has installed an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) and warehouse control system at its plant in Tampa, Fla., USA.

Perot Systems and Six Sigma Advantage, Inc. Team to Provide Process Improvement and Six Sigma Services

Perot Systems and Six Sigma Advantage, Inc. Team to Provide Process Improvement and Six Sigma Services

Personalysis Opens Certification Training to Consultants

Personalysis Certification Program Teaches Consultants Skills to Help Employees Work Together

Phillips Industries Expands Mexico Plant Using Lean Principles

Phillips Industries has announced it is expanding its Saltillo, Mexico facility to over 70,000 sq ft to accommodate growth in sales. The extra space will allow the company to expand its trailer harness assembly line, improve process flow and offers…

Pitney Bowes Chooses PowerSteering Software for the Launch of its New Quality Initiatives

Pitney Bowes Chooses PowerSteering Software for the Launch of its New Quality Initiatives

Pivotal Resources Launches nLighten

Pivotal Resources Launches nLighten

Pivotal Resources Launches Oaktree

Pivotal Resources Launches Oaktree

Plastics Firm PolyOne Reports Profit After Launching Six Sigma Program

PolyOne Corp. — an Avon Lake, Ohio-based firm that ranks as North America’s largest compounder — on Feb. 4 reported a full-year 2009 profit of almost $68 million. The firm had reported a loss of almost $273 million in 2008. The improvement occurred even as the firm’s 2009 sales fell 25 percent to about $2.1 billion.

PowerSteering Accelerates Investment in Enterprise PPM

PowerSteering Accelerates Investment in Enterprise PPM

PowerSteering Achieves 250% Sales Increase and Sets New Record

PowerSteering Achieves 250% Sales Increase and Sets New Record

PowerSteering Achieves 94% Increase in PPM Software Sales

Acquires several new customers across wide industry range

PowerSteering Achieves Record 2008 Results

PowerSteering Achieves Record 2008 Results

PowerSteering Acquires ProjX Software and Assets from BMG

PowerSteering Acquires ProjX Software and Assets from BMG

PowerSteering Announces June 4 Webcast: 'Applying Six Sigma to Six Sigma'

PowerSteering Announces June 4 Webcast: ‘Applying Six Sigma to Six Sigma’

PowerSteering Announces Next Webcast Featuring Mercy Medical Center

PowerSteering Announces Next Webcast Featuring Mercy Medical Center

PowerSteering Announces Next Webcast: 'Automating New Product Development to Accelerate Innovation'

PowerSteering Announces Next Webcast: ‘Automating New Product Development to Accelerate Innovation’

PowerSteering Announces Strong Q2 Sales Results

PowerSteering Announces Strong Q2 Sales Results

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: 'Lean Six Sigma Beyond Process Maps – Delving into the Cultural Impacts'

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: ‘Lean Six Sigma Beyond Process Maps – Delving into the Cultural Impacts’

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: 'Lean Six Sigma Meets IT'

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: ‘Lean Six Sigma Meets IT’

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: 'Merck Sigma – A Prescription for Corporate Health'

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: ‘Merck Sigma – A Prescription for Corporate Health’

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: 'NewPage’s Recipe for Lean Six Sigma Success'

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: ‘NewPage’s Recipe for Lean Six Sigma Success’

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: 'Seagate’s Journey to Business Excellence'

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: ‘Seagate’s Journey to Business Excellence’

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: Lean Six Sigma Goes Global at Molex

Mike Higgins of Molex will lead January 27 session on maximizing Lean Six Sigma value

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: Maintaining Lean Six Sigma Relevancy, Resiliency and ROI During a Recession

Award-winning Six Sigma executives Bob Crescenzi and James Pearson to lead September 28 session

PowerSteering Announces Upcoming Webcast: Using Lean to Change Culture in a Service Industry

Bill Armstead of Mobile Mini will lead November 4 session on maximizing Lean Six Sigma value

PowerSteering Declares Moratorium on Politics of Project Selection

PowerSteering Declares Moratorium on Politics of Project Selection

PowerSteering Draws Record Attendanceat 3rd Annual Customer Leadership Conference

PowerSteering Draws Record Attendance at 3rd Annual Customer Leadership Conference

PowerSteering Executives to Present at the iSixSigma Live! Summit and Awards

PowerSteering Executives to Present at the iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards

PowerSteering Holds 4th Annual Customer Leadership Conference

PowerSteering Holds 4th Annual Customer Leadership Conference

PowerSteering Recognized for Its Enterprise PPM Functionality in Independent Research Firm’s Latest SaaS Report

PowerSteering Recognized for Its Enterprise PPM Functionality in Independent Research Firm’s Latest SaaS Report

PowerSteering Sets New Sales Record

PowerSteering Sets New Sales Record

PowerSteering Signs Enterprise-Wide Department of the Navy Contract

PowerSteering Signs Enterprise-Wide Department of the Navy Contract

PowerSteering Software Announces New Solution for Managing Six Sigma Initiatives

PowerSteering Software Announces New Solution for Managing Six Sigma Initiatives

PowerSteering Software Announces Strategic Alliance with Six Sigma Academy

PowerSteering Software Announces Strategic Alliance with Six Sigma Academy

PowerSteering Software Announces Strong Q1 Results

PowerSteering Software, the leader in on-demand enterprise project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions, today announced its achievement of Stage-Gate® Certification, solidifying its credentials in the New Product Development market.

PowerSteering Software Announces Unprecedented Growth

PowerSteering Software Announces Unprecedented Growth

PowerSteering Software Announces Upcoming Webcast On PPM for Product Development

PowerSteering Software, the leading provider of on-demand Project & Portfolio Management (PPM) solutions for Six Sigma, will host a free webcast, “Diagnosis PPM: Curing Common Product Development Ailments with Project Portfolio Management,” on Tuesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. (EDT).

PowerSteering Software Announces Upcoming Webcast: Launching Lean Six Sigma with a Bang

PowerSteering Software, the leading provider of business-driven project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions for managing Lean Six Sigma and other strategic programs, will sponsor a new webcast on Tuesday, February 15, at 11:30 a.m. (EST).

PowerSteering Software Congratulates Customers for Outstanding Six Sigma Achievements

Clients Win CEO and Deployment Leader of the Year Honors at The Global Six Sigma and Business Improvement Awards

PowerSteering Software Supports Tyco International’s Company-wide Deployment of Six Sigma/Lean

PowerSteering Software Supports Tyco International’s Company-wide Deployment of Six Sigma/Lean

PowerSteering Software to Present at Upcoming Process Excellence Leaders Meeting

Session will focus on sustaining Lean Six Sigma value during economic recession

PowerSteering to Reveal Top ROI Drivers During Innovative Technology Test Drive

PowerSteering to Reveal Top ROI Drivers During Innovative Technology Test Drive

PQ Systems adopts rebranding strategy to reflect its vision

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, contact: Barbara A. Cleary, PhD VP of PR and Publications barb@pqsystems.com (937) 813-2672 or (800) 777-3020 ext. 103 DAYTON—PQ Systems has positioned itself as a quality improvement champion with a rebranding that reflects its…

PQ Systems expertise supports Deming-based software

PQ Systems has lent its professional support and charting expertise to a software application developed by the Deming Institute in partnership with Acquate.

Practicing what they preach … Six Sigma Instructors update, set leaner standards and expand course offerings

Practicing what they preach … Six Sigma Instructors update, set leaner standards and expand course offerings

Printing Industries of America Mourns Death of Kenneth E. Rizzo

Printing Industries of America (PIA) has reported that Kenneth E. Rizzo, 61, the company’s director, technical and Lean services, passed away suddenly on Tuesday, Feb. 15, while on assignment in suburban Boston.

Procise Consultancy Introduces Process Assessment and Improvement Product

Procise Consultancy Introduces Process Assessment and Improvement Product

Professor Peter J. Kolesar of Columbia University's Graduate School of Business Joins Juran Institute's Board of Directors

Professor Peter J. Kolesar of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Joins Juran Institute’s Board of Directors

ProfitLine Employees Graduate from Lean/Six Sigma Program at the University of San Diego

ProfitLine Employees Graduate from Lean/Six Sigma Program at the University of San Diego

Publisher Announces New Book: Operational Excellence: Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value Through Global Supply Chains

Publisher Announces New Book: Operational Excellence: Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value Through Global Supply Chains

Quality Council of Alberta to Offer Online Lean Six Sigma Training

Quality Council of Alberta to Offer Online Lean Six Sigma Training

Quebec to Reduce Healthcare Cost Increases Via Lean Six Sigma

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) recently reported that the Canadian province of Quebec is on track to lower the rate of increase in costs for its universal healthcare system due to the implementation of Lean Six Sigma-based continuous improvement practices.

Rapid Action Teams Help NewPage Win Lean Six Sigma Award

Rapid Action Teams Help NewPage Win Lean Six Sigma Award

Rapid Action Tools Continue to Drive Faster and Bigger Lean Six Sigma Results

More organizations deploying Lean Six Sigma are using this innovative team process from Leap Technologies to capture quick wins, replicate best practices and engage more employees.

Rath and Strong Announces New Revised Edition of Best-Selling Rath and Strong's Six Sigma Pocket Guide

Rath & Strong Announces New Revised Edition of Best-Selling Rath & Strong’s Six Sigma Pocket Guide

Rath and Strong Announces Six Sigma Alliance with Motorola University

Rath & Strong Announces Six Sigma Alliance with Motorola University

Rath and Strong Announces the Eagerly Awaited Rath and Strong's Lean Pocket Guide

Rath & Strong Announces the Eagerly Awaited Rath & Strong’s Lean Pocket Guide

Rath and Strong Announces the Launch of Rath and Strong's Lean Six Sigma Road Map

Rath & Strong Announced the Launch of Rath & Strong’s Lean Six Sigma Road Map.

Rath and Strong Announces the Publication of Whose Fault Is It Anyway? A Modern Fable About Six Sigma.

Rath & Strong Announces the Publication of Whose Fault Is It Anyway? A Modern Fable About Six Sigma.

Rath and Strong Develops Lean BoosterSM to Supercharge Six Sigma – Fast!

Rath & Strong Develops Lean BoosterSM to Supercharge Six Sigma – Fast!

Rath and Strong Expands Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma Services Supporting Growth in India

Rath & Strong Expands Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma Services Supporting Growth in India

Rath and Strong Hosts General Colin Powell Keynote Address at the 8th Annual Six Sigma Summit

Rath & Strong hosts General Colin Powell Keynote Address at the 8th Annual Six Sigma Summit

Rath and Strong Innovates with Fast Start to Lean™

Rath & Strong Innovates with Fast Start to Lean™

Rath and Strong Introduces the First Integrated Lean Six Sigma Road Map in the Most Advanced Approach to Lean Six Sigma Today

Rath & Strong Introduces the First Integrated Lean Six Sigma Road Map in the Most Advanced Approach to Lean Six Sigma Today

Rath and Strong Introduces the First Integrated Lean Six Sigma Road Map in the Most Advanced Approach to Lean Six Sigma Today

Rath & Strong Introduces the First Integrated Lean Six Sigma Road Map in the Most Advanced Approach to Lean Six Sigma Today

Rath and Strong Leans on Amazon Kindle’s Wireless Portable Reader

Rath & Strong Leans on Amazon Kindle’s Wireless Portable Reader

Rath and Strong Releases Powerful New Guide to Minitab 15

Rath & Strong Releases Powerful New Guide to Minitab® 15

Record Number of Students Apply for Black Belt Certifiaction Program

A record number of seniors and graduate students have applied for the University at Buffalo’s (UB) 2011-2012 Six Sigma Black Belt Student Certification program, according to a recent statement from the school, part of the State University of New York system.

Remcon Hires Master Black Belt, Lean Sensei Wittich to Run CI

Remcon Plastics Inc. has hired Master Black Belt and Lean sensei Benjamin F. Wittich to run the rotational molding firm’s continuous improvement program.

Renovate Manufacturing Promotes Master Black Belt Winchell to VP of Operations

Seneca, a leader in innovative technology solutions, today announced the promotion of Jeff Winchell, to vice president of operations, for Seneca affiliate company, Revonate Manufacturing LLC. With this promotion, Winchell is also appointed to the Seneca senior leadership team.

Renowned Six Sigma Experts Join Instantis Executive Advisory Board

Renowned Six Sigma Experts Join Instantis Executive Advisory Board

Roadmap for Lean Product Development-Process Patent Awarded to SBTI

Roadmap for Lean Product Development-Process Patent Awarded to SBTI

Robert W. Galvin Inducted into the Six Sigma Hall of Fame

Robert W. Galvin Inducted into the Six Sigma Hall of Fame

Rock-Tenn Plans to Apply Lean Six Sigma to Smurfit-Stone

Soon after announcing its $3.5 billion takeover of St. Louis-based box maker Smurfit-Stone Container Corp., paperboard company Rock-Tenn said it plans to expand its Lean Six Sigma program to the new acquisition.

ROI On Six Sigma Programs Directly Related to Investment Size, Survey Shows

ROI On Six Sigma Programs Directly Related to Investment Size, Survey Shows

Roofing Company W.P. Hickman Expands to New Lean Facility

After making a $3 million investment and securing funding from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, N.C., roofing firm W.P. Hickman Co. is poised to open its newly expanded Lean facility near Asheville, N.C., USA, on May 26.

RPM-Academy Online – Your Ultimate Lean Six Sigma Resource!

RPM-Academy Online is a new and exciting resource available to Lean Six Sigma students, instructors and practitioners, offering the complete library of Lean Six Sigma courses, tools and a host of other features.

RS Precision Hires Brill as New Continuous Improvement Manager

RS Precision, a manufacturer of a wide rnge of machine-tooled parts, has hired Allan Brill, a certified Lean expert and Six Sigma Black Belt, to the newly created position of continuous improvement manager.

Rutgers Announces Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt Training Programs

Rutgers Announces Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt Training Programs

SBTI Annouces Demand Forecasting Program

SBTI Annouces Demand Forecasting Program

SBTI Announces Green Belt Toolkit in Excel

SBTI Announces Green Belt Toolkit in Excel

SBTI Announces Launch of Lean-Six Sigma Initiative for Healthcare Industry

SBTI Announces Launch of Lean-Six Sigma Initiative for Healthcare Industry

SBTI Announces Release of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Testing

SBTI Announces Release of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Testing

SBTI Announces Second Generation of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

SBTI Announces Second Generation of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS)

SBTI Announces Three New Products

SBTI Announces Three New Products

SBTI Announces Web Green Belt Training

SBTI Announces Web Green Belt Training

SBTI Europe AB To Support Implementation Of Six Sigma At Global Vaccines Company

SBTI Europe AB To Support Implementation Of Six Sigma At Global Vaccines Company

SBTI Names Debby Sollenberger Vice President of Business Development

SBTI Names Debby Sollenberger Vice President of Business Development

Scotland's Six Sigma Efforts Pay Off with Manufacturing Savings

A recent report by the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS), a business advisory group sponsored by the government of Scotland, found that continuous improvement efforts, including Six Sigma, have resulted in more than £21 million worth of productivity benefits across the region over a 12-month period in 2010-11.

Segue Manufacturing Hires Lean Expert as VP of Engineering, Quality

Segue Manufacturing Services, of Lowell, Mass., USA, is proud to announce Brian Desmarais as the new Vice President of Engineering and Quality. Brian comes to Segue with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field, centering on and around…

SG Biofuels Expands to India, Hires Black Belt Pattnaik

San Diego-based SG Biofuels, an energy company that is developing biodiesel fuels based on the jatropha plant, is expanding operations into India and has named Black Belt Subhas Pattnaik as its new director of operations for the Indian market.

SigmaPro Announces New Project Management Service Line

SigmaPro Announces New Project Management Service Line

SigmaPro Announces Special Pricing for Summer 2004 Six Sigma and DFSS Certification Programs

SigmaPro Announces Special Pricing for Summer 2004 Six Sigma and DFSS Certification Programs

SigmaPro’s Fall 2006 Schedule Offers Master Black Belt, Service Black Belt, Lean Sigma Black Belt and Lean Sigma Green Belt Courses Starting in September

SigmaPro’s Fall 2006 Schedule Offers Master Black Belt, Service Black Belt, Lean Sigma Black Belt and Lean Sigma Green Belt Courses Starting in September

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL 3.0 Excel Add-in for Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL 3.0 Excel Add-in for Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL 4.0 Excel Add-in for Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL 4.0 Excel Add-in for Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL 4.1 Excel Add-in for Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL 4.1 Excel Add-in for Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL V.5 Excel Add-in for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL V.5 Excel Add-in for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL V5.1 Excel Add-in for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of SigmaXL V5.1 Excel Add-in for Six Sigma Statistical and Graphical Analysis

SigmaXL Announces Release of Version 6

SigmaXL Announces Release of Version 6

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kevin Madden (888) 744-6295 Toronto (August 28, 2012) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 1 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization. DiscoverSim enables…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 1.1

SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 1.1 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization.

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of DiscoverSim Version 2

SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins, announces the release of DiscoverSim Version 2 for Monte Carlo Simulation and Global Optimization.

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 6.1 for Mac

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kevin Madden (888) 744-6295 Toronto (September 10, 2012) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 6.1 for Mac. “Our flagship…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 6.2

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Kevin Madden (888) 744-6295 Toronto (April 8, 2013) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 6.2.  New features include: Compatible…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 7

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Rachel Glassford  (888) 744-6295 Kitchener, Ontario – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 7. New features include: “Traffic Light” Automatic…

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 7 for Mac

SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 7 for Mac.

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Release of Version 8

SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, announces the release of SigmaXL Version 8.

SigmaXL Inc. Announces Validation of DiscoverSim Version 2 by FDA Regulated Medical Devices Company

SigmaXL Inc. is pleased to announce that DiscoverSim Version 2, our Monte Carlo simulation and global optimization Excel add-in, has been formally validated by a major FDA regulated medical devices company.

SigmaXL Inc. Bundles Version 7 with DiscoverSim

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contact: Rachel Glassford (888) 744-6295 October 30, 2014 (Kitchener, Ontario) – SigmaXL Inc., a leading provider of user friendly Excel Add-ins for Statistical and Graphical analysis, has bundled SigmaXL Version 7 with DiscoverSim. DiscoverSim is an…

Sign Up for the i-nexus Webinar and Make Hoshin Planning Work for You

Business software vendor i-nexus will host a webinar on Hoshin Planning on Thursday, July 15, from 10-11 a.m. EDT.

Singapore Education Initiative to Include Lean Six Sigma Programs

Singapore’s Minister of Manpower Gan Kim Yong said that the Government will increase its investment in continuing education and training (CET) to about $2.5 billion over the next five years to help more workers across industries.

Singapore Launches Corporate Productivity Initiative with Motorola University

The Singaporean government has launched the Innovation Improvement Initiative program, to help enhance Singapore companies capabilities in innovation and productivity. The project-based program is designed to jumpstart productivity improvement.

Six Sigma 2.0 Manifesto

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 3, 2012 – The world financial crisis continues. Economists say that a completely new economic reality with new rules of play is inevitable. Economic unpredictability is currently beyond any reasonable limits. In these conditions, while new economic…

Six Sigma Advantage Announces Agreement with Motorola

Six Sigma Advantage Announces Agreement with Motorola

Six Sigma Advantage Awarded GSA MOBIS Contract

Six Sigma Advantage awarded GSA MOBIS Contract

Six Sigma Advantage Partners Become Affiliates of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

Six Sigma Advantage Partners Become Affiliates of the Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

Six Sigma Advocate Collins Runs for Second Term as Erie County Executive

Chris Collins, the County Executive of Erie County, N.Y., USA, and prominent advocate of the application of Lean Six Sigma in government, has announced formally that he will run for a second term in this year’s November election.

Six Sigma Deployed to Streamline Military Payment System Overseas

The deployment of Lean Six Sigma techniques at the in the U.S. Army’s Adjutant General Corps in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, has resulted in the streamlined delivery of payments through the official mail system.

Six Sigma Enterprise Software Vendor Instantis Receives Over $5M in New Investment From JKandB Capital, Goldman Sachs

Six Sigma Enterprise Software Vendor Instantis Receives Over $5M in New Investment From JK&B Capital, Goldman Sachs

Six Sigma Execs in Demand to Cut Costs at Financial Firms

Demand for tech-savvy financial executives trained in the Six Sigma methodology is rising as investment management firms look for new ways to cut costs and streamline their processes, according to a new figures released by executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.

Six Sigma Firm IEC Electronics Makes Top 20 List for Best Plant

IEC Electronics Corp. announced that its Newark, N.J., USA, plant has been selected by IndustryWeek magazine as one of the top 20 plants in North America.

Six Sigma Helps Merillat Cabinet Facility Win Environmental Award

A manufacturing plant that makes Merillat kitchen cabinets in Mt. Jackson, Va., USA, has received the 2011 Virginia Governor’s Environmental Excellence Silver Award in recognition for its years of environmental stewardship, including the savings achieved via a recent Six Sigma project.

Six Sigma Helps Tampa Bay Hospitals Cut Costs, Triple Profits

Hospitals in the Tampa Bay, Fla., USA, area tripled profits in 2009, largely by cutting expenses. That puts the local hospitals among a growing number of businesses nationally that are focused on controlling expenses to boost income, as the recession cut into revenue growth.

Six Sigma Integration Announces Release of Lean Six Sigma for the Office

Six Sigma Integration Announces Release of Lean Six Sigma for the Office

Six Sigma Integration Announces the Release of 'Operational Excellence — Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value through Global Supply Chains'

Six Sigma Integration Announces the Release of ‘Operational Excellence — Using Lean Six Sigma to Translate Customer Value through Global Supply Chains’

SIX SIGMA iPhone Application now available on the iTunes App Store

SIX SIGMA iPhone Application now available on the iTunes App Store

Six Sigma Principles and Conjoint Analysis among the Presentations in the Orasi Software 2005 Webinar Series

Six Sigma Principles and Conjoint Analysis among the Presentations in the Orasi Software 2005 Webinar Series

Six Sigma Professionals Embrace Cincinnati’s First Six Sigma User Group

Six Sigma Professionals Embrace Cincinnati’s First Six Sigma User Group

Six Sigma Qualtec Implements Enhanced Financial Reporting Capabilities Into SixNet Business Intelligence System

Six Sigma Qualtec Implements Enhanced Financial Reporting Capabilities Into SixNet Business Intelligence System

Six Sigma Qualtec Introduces Expanded Six Sigma Training For Services Companies

Six Sigma Qualtec Introduces Expanded Six Sigma Training For Services Companies

Six Sigma Qualtec Introduces SixNet Version 2.7; Intelligence System Gives Users Unprecedented Flexibility In Tracking Progress, Results

Six Sigma Qualtec Introduces SixNet Version 2.7; Intelligence System Gives Users Unprecedented Flexibility In Tracking Progress, Results

Six Sigma Qualtec Supports Latest Version of Minitab Statistical Software, Updates Training Materials to Ensure Compatibility, Productivity Gains

Six Sigma Qualtec Supports Latest Version of Minitab Statistical Software, Updates Training Materials to Ensure Compatibility, Productivity Gains.

Six Sigma Qualtec's SixNet Surges Past 15,000 Users

Six Sigma Qualtec’s SixNet Surges Past 15,000 Users

Six Sigma Reduces Labor Costs of Navy's T-AKE Program by 60 Percent

Following the keel-laying ceremony of the 14th and final ship in the T-AKE dry cargo-ammunition shipbuilding program in San Diego, contractor General Dynamics NASSCO said that Six Sigma-based improvements deployed over the last decade have reduced the labor costs of the $6 billion program by 60 percent.

Six Sigma Software Plugs MINITAB into Factory Data inRealTimetm

Six Sigma Software Plugs MINITAB® into Factory Data inRealTimetm

Six Sigma Success Linked to Culture Change

Six Sigma Success Linked to Culture Change

Six Sigma Used to Create Lightweight Material for Electric Car

Electric car manufacturer Aptera said it used the Six Sigma process to develop lighter, stronger composite material for its latest electric vehicle, called the 2e.

Sleep Innovations' New COO West in Charge of Process Improvement

Sleep Innovations, a designer and manufacturer of foam bedding products, has hired Robert West as Chief Operating Officer to implement Lean practices across the enterprise.

Smarter Solutions CEO, Forrest Breyfogle, Receives Crosby Medal at the ASQ World Conference

Smarter Solutions CEO, Forrest Breyfogle, Receives Crosby Medal at the ASQ World Conference

Software Development Survey Shows Six Sigma Losing Ground to ISO 9000

A recent ExecutiveBrief Software Development Trends Survey of more than 500 senior-level business leaders and software development professionals indicates a more optimistic outlook for business in 2010 as compared to 2009, with significant budget increases and a return to hiring.

Software Survey: Six Sigma, ITIL Produce Fewest Discontinued Projects

In a recent biannual survey about software development project delivery, most developers who were contacted said they preferred to use the Agile model. However, the results showed that projects using measurement-based models, such as Six Sigma, ITIL or waterfall, were least likely to be discontinued.

SPC, Systems Delivery are Topics of Next 'Best of the Best' Webinar

iSixSigma’s “Best of the Best” Webinar Series continues on Tuesday, June 21, when Shannon Coursey leads an hour-long session titled “Applying SPC Concepts to Better Understand Systems Delivery Performance”. The webinar will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern and the cost is $49 (Register Now!)

SSA and Co. Presents Free Workshop at iSixSigma Live! Retail Forum

At the inaugural iSixSigma Live! Retail Forum for Process Excellence, SSA & Company will present a free Executive Workshop about how retailers can apply process excellence to drive significant cost savings.

SSA and Company Introduces New Methods to Cut Costs, Boost Productivity in Pharmaceutical Industry

SSA & Company Introduces New Methods to Cut Costs, Boost Productivity in Pharmaceutical Industry

SSA and Company Presents the Energy Forum for Process Excellence

iSixSigma Live! is pleased to announce that SSA & Company will present the second annual Energy Forum for Process Excellence (May 24-27, The St. Regis, Houston, Texas, USA).

SSA Business Solutions (P) Ltd Becomes Authorized Provider of IACET CEUs

Prestigious Authorization Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality Lifelong Learning

SSC Changes the Six Sigma World and Shifts the Way Six Sigma Is Delivered: Early Adopters Include CBC and Cardinal Health

SSC Changes the Six Sigma World and Shifts the Way Six Sigma Is Delivered: Early Adopters Include CBC and Cardinal Health

Stamatis Named Professional of the Year by Quality Magazine

D.H. Stamatis, Ph.D., a leader in the field of quality, has been named 2010 Professional of the Year by Quality Magazine. He has spoken on numerous engagements, written more than 70 articles and published more than 25 books, including one of the top selling books by Quality Press on failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).

Starwood Again Named No. 1 on iSixSigma's Third-Annual Best Places to Work List

For the second consecutive year, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, North America, was voted as iSixSigma’s No. 1 Best Place to Work for Lean Six Sigma professionals.

Starwood Appoints Harnischfeger GM of Aloft London Hotel

Starwood Hotels and Resorts has announced the appointment of Julia Harnischfeger as general manager of the company’s new 252-room Aloft London ExCeL hotel, which is scheduled to open in October 2011.

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Ranks No. 1 on iSixSigma's Best Places to Work List

Starwood Hotels and Resorts Ranks No. 1 on iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work List

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces a Road Map for Lean Success

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces a Road Map for Lean Success

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces Lean Six Sigma Public Training Options for Healthcare Professionals

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces Lean Six Sigma Public Training Options for Healthcare Professionals

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces New Master Black Belt Program

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces New Master Black Belt Program

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces New President

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces New President

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces New Service Offering: Fundamentals of Customer Experience Management

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces New Service Offering: Fundamentals of Customer Experience Management

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces Publication of Integrating Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies for Business Excellence

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces Publication of Integrating Lean and Six Sigma Methodologies for Business Excellence

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces Publication of Its Latest White Paper: Making Improvement Work: Using Process Management to Transform Your Performance Improvement Initiative

STAT-A-MATRIX Announces Publication of ItsLatest White Paper: Making Improvement Work: Using Process Management to Transform Your Performance Improvement Initiative

Stealth Components Hires New Quality Control Director Kiser

Stealth Components, a distributor of electronics equipment, has added Andrée Kiser to its team as director of operations and quality control.

Structured, Online DMAIC Meetings Cut Project and Training Time

Structured, Online DMAIC Meetings Cut Project and Training Time

Study Finds Significant Wait Time Reduction Via DFSS at Hospital ERs

Emergency room waiting times could be cut by over one third and patients’ length of stay by almost two-thirds, thanks to a new approach to the triage process of sorting patients for further assessment and treatment, according to research published…

Study Shows How Lean, Six Sigma Improved Brazilian Mining Processes

Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) approaches such as Lean, Six Sigma and TOC have been applied to help organizations to improve their efficiencies and profitability. However, there had not been research to quantify the effects and contributions of each of these approaches, which led to a recent scientific research conducted from 2003 to 2005.

Survey Finds 90% Surge in Demand for Lean, Six Sigma Talent

The executive search firm Avery Point Group has released the results of a study finding that demand for people with Lean and Six Sigma training has nearly doubled since last year’s study.

Tata Consultancy Services and Instantis Announce Partnership

Tata Consultancy Services and Instantis Announce Partnership

Tejas Plastics Marks 5 Years Since Lido Purchase

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Antonio, TX (July 19, 2012) – San Antonio-based blow molder Tejas Plastics Inc. is marking its fifth anniversary with an open house on July 20. The company took over former blow molder Lido Inc. in 2007. The…

Tennessee Marine Firm Receives Funds for Lean, Kaizen Training

A grant from the Tennessee Department of Labor (TDL) will soon help 132 employees at Moeller Marine Inc., of Sparta, Tenn., USA, learn Lean skills to improve the plant’s efficiency.

Texas State Rep. Proposes Lean Six Sigma Pilot to Reduce Spending

Strong America Now, grassroots political organization based in Austin, Texas, USA, has helped draft legislation in the Texas Legislature with the intention of cutting billions of dollars of spending in the state by the application of Lean Six Sigma methods.

Textron Chooses Emagia Software Solution to Help Drive Efficiencies in Shared Services Operations

Textron Chooses Emagia Software Solution to Help Drive Efficiencies in Shared Services Operations

The American Council on EducationHas Recommended Graduate Level College Creditfor SBTI's Master Black Belt Program

The American Council on Education Has Recommended Graduate Level College Credit for SBTI’s Master Black Belt Program

The Army Recognizes Special Warriors

The Army Recognizes Special Warriors

The Hartford Hires Six Sigma Champion, Black Belt Eckerle as Executive VP

The Hartford Financial Services Group today announced that James Eckerle, 51, has joined the company as executive vice president, strategic initiatives and enterprise technology. In this newly created role, Eckerle will report to the company’s chairman, president and chief executive officer, Liam E. McGee.

The Ken Blanchard College of Business, Grand Canyon University to Offer Six Sigma MBA

The Ken Blanchard College of Business, Grand Canyon University to Offer Six Sigma MBA

The Lean Six Sigma Coach app (iOS & Android) just got better – procise reinvents its App!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Frankfurt, Germany (April 7, 2014) – procise has been a leader in the Lean Six Sigma area for years. They have been a leader in this market, because process implementation and process improvement is their singular focus. Nevertheless…

The Most-Global Companies Deploy Six Sigma Most Widely

The Most-Global Companies Deploy Six Sigma Most Widely

The Quality Group and KEPNERandFOURIE Root Cause Analysis Online

The Quality Group and KEPNERandFOURIE Root Cause Analysis Online

The Quality Group Announces Next LSS/CPI Blended e-Learning 'Before and After' Webinar

The Quality Group Announces Next LSS/CPI Blended e-Learning ‘Before and After’ Webinar

The Quality Group Announces QualityToolsOnline™

The Quality Group announces QualityToolsOnline™

The Quality Group Forms Distribution Partnership with Element K

The Quality Group Forms Distribution Partnership with Element K

The SAM Group and American Council on Education Announce Courses Now Available for College Credit

The SAM Group and American Council on Education Announce Courses Now Available for College Credit

The Secret to Creating Ideal Products and Processes Is Revealed in New 'DOE for DFSS: Variation by Design' Workshop

The Secret to Creating Ideal Products and Processes Is Revealed in New ‘DOE for DFSS: Variation by Design’ Workshop

The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence Designates UL as an Official Education Partner

Today UL, a leader in global safety science, announces its new educational partnership with The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. The Shingo Prize is a world standard in the application of business principles that build excellence in organzations.

Third Lean Six Sigma Deployment Excellence Award for CS International Clients

During the recent iSixSigma Live! Conference held in Miami on February 1-4, EMCON Technologies was awarded “Best Lean Six Sigma Start-up Program.”

Three Lean Expert Authors Win Shingo Prize

Writers Steven E. Hoeft, Steven C. Bell and Michael Orzen have all been named winners of the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence, Research, and Professional Publication, which is bestowed on authors who advance the Lean body of knowledge into new areas and promote a broad understanding of operational excellence.

Three More GOP Presidential Hopefuls Sign Lean Six Sigma Pledge

During a political and economic event sponsored by the nonprofit group Strong America Now in Des Moines, Iowa, USA, three more Republican presidential candidates pledged to use Lean Six Sigma, if elected, to eliminate federal government waste and reduce the deficit.

Timothy C. Tyson Inducted into the Six Sigma Hall of Fame

iSixSigma, the leading provider of content for the Six Sigma community, has named Timothy C. Tyson, executive chairman and CEO of Aptuit, as the third inductee in its Six Sigma Hall of Fame.

Top 10 Finalists Unveiled for iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work

iSixSigma.com and iSixSigma Magazine are pleased to announce that the top 10 finalist companies have been chosen for the third annual list of iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work™ for Six Sigma professionals.

Toyota Program Offers TPS Expertise to Schools, Hospitals, Non-profits

At the recent Clinton Global Initiative meeting in Chicago, Toyota Motor Corp. announced the launch of a program that will teach its Lean-based Toyota Production System (TPS) guidelines to schools, hospitals and non-profits across the United States.

Toyota, AkzoNobel Create Process Improvement Program for Collision Repair

AkzoNobel Car Refinishes Americas and Toyota Motor Sales, USA, have agreed to combine experience and resources surrounding process improvement methods for collision repair operations, resulting in the Toyota Production System for Collision (TPS-C).

Two Lean Authors Win Shingo Research, Professional Publications Awards

The authors of two books on Lean and leadership, published by the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), received Shingo Research and Professional Publication Awards at the 23rd Annual Shingo Prize Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Follow the Learner: The Role of…

Two New Rath and Strong Publications, Guide to Two New Rath and Strong Publications, Guide to MINITAB and Whose Fault Is It Anyway?, Now Listed on the Minitab Website

Two New Rath & Strong Publications, Guide to MINITAB® and Whose Fault Is It Anyway?, Now Listed on the Minitab Website

U.K. Ductwork Firm Senior Hargreaves Applies Lean for Site Expansion

Senior Hargreaves, a British ventilation ductwork manufacturer, has adopted Lean methodologies to help the company add 28,000 square feet of new space to its existing facility in Bury, Lancashire.?

U.K. Electronics Firm Reports Six Sigma Quality Levels Via Automation, Training

A U.K.-based manufacturer of electrical and electronic assemblies has attained Six Sigma manufacturing quality levels of 99.97 percent following the installation of fully automated, custom designed wire processing machinery at its factory in the West Midlands. A gradual, phased implementation…

U.K. Estate Agency First in Industry to Adopt Lean Six Sigma

In response to what has been called a difficult 18 months for the estate agency sector in the United Kingdom, senior management at Frank Marshall & Co. have announced that the company is the first to adopt the Lean Six Sigma methodology in the estate indsutry.

U.K. Hovercraft Maker to Implement Lean at New Facility

Hovercraft manufacturer Griffon Hoverwork recently struck a deal to move from its main facility in Hythe, U.K., to a former Vestas wind turbine factory at Merlin Quay, near Southampton, which it plans to renovate using Lean techniques.

U.K. Manufacturers Cite Staff Resistance as Common Barrier to CI Efforts

In a recent study of 100 senior manufacturing staff, British magazine Works Management (WM) found that the largest barrier to the adoption of continuous improvement (CI) programs is lack of cooperation from their staff.

U.K. Medical Device Firm Kimal to Adopt Six Sigma Methods

British medical device Kimal has announced that it will begin implementing Six Sigma process improvements to enhance the quality of its services.

U.K. Study Says Data Inaccuracies Cost Top Retailers 1.4 Billion Annually

A new white paper, co-authored by Professor Alan Braithwaite, estimates that data inaccuracy among the top five retailers and their suppliers is costing as much as £1.4 billion per year – 1 percent of total revenue, and a considerably higher figure than previously estimated.

U.K.-based Fine Tubes Hires Fletcher as Quality Director

Fine Tubes, the leading manufacturer of high-quality precision tubes in the United Kingdom, has recently appointed Dr. Richard Fletcher ss Quality Director.

U.K.'s Prism Electronics Enhances Problem-Solving Skills with Lean Training

Undertaking NVQ business improvement training has helped staff at St. Ives (Cambridgeshire, U.K.) based contract electronics manufacturing services provider Prism Electronics Limited become better problem solvers.

U.S. Army Graduates Fifth Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Class

U.S. Army Graduates Fifth Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Class

U.S. Army Hospital in Afghanistan Reduces Wait Times with Lean Six Sigma

Swapping three systems and folders stuffed with paper forms for one laptop and a few forms was too good of an idea to pass up for LTC Patricia Ten Haaf, commander of the 452nd Combat Support Hospital (CSH). After all, leading an eight-bed medical treatment facility at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Afghanistan had enough challenges.

U.S. Postal Service IT Project Slashes Costs Via Performance Management

A challenge facing many new CIOs, CTOs and other technology leaders is the need to change their organization’s culture and reputation. Fairly or not, technology leaders are often saddled with the perceptions (or misperceptions) that their team can’t deliver projects on time or on budget.

U.S. Rep. Inslee Touts Six Sigma in Wash. Governor's Race Announcement

In his announcement to run for governor of Washington state in 2012, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee cited his plans to enact continuous process improvement (CPI) methodologies in the state government to reduce spending and create more jobs.

Ugandan Laboratory Plans to Adopt Lean to Improve Productivity

A clinical laboratory in the African nation of Uganda is preparing to adopt Lean standards to improve efficiency, according to a statement from Ali Elbireer, laboratory administrative director for the Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI).

UL University Establishes New Lean and Six Sigma Certification Programs

UL extends the reach of its knowledge and training arm to deliver a differentiated offering that addresses customer needs.

Union Pacific Selects Kelley as VP for Continuous Improvement

Union Pacific has named D. Lynn Kelley, Ph.D., vice president in charge of continuous improvement, effective July 1. She succeeds Richard R. McClish, who is retiring, and will report to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Young.

United Arab Emirates Aviation Firm Expands Lean Six Sigma Program

Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies (ADAT), a Mubadala-owned firm that provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services in the aviation industry, has embarked on a comprehensive performance and quality enhancement program that will further hone its technical prowess and improve efficiency to boost revenues.

University of Oklahoma to Offer Free Lean Training to Businesses

The University of Oklahoma Lean Institute will officially launch its new Lean and Green training program for Oklahoma businesses in Fall 2010. Lean and Green teaches organizations how to identify and eliminate environmental waste from their own operations through three intensive days of training spread over 10 to 12 weeks.

Unmatched Customer Momentum Drives Four Consecutive Quarters of 40% Growth for Instantis

Unmatched Customer Momentum Drives Four Consecutive Quarters of 40% Growth for Instantis

Up Close and Personal With Six Sigma

Up Close and Personal With Six Sigma

Update of best-selling SPC solution expands alerting, other critical communications

With improved alerting possibilities, new chart types, and a host of other new features to enhance ease of use and immediate access to information, the latest version of SQCpack® will save time and improve data analysis for process and discrete manufacturing facilities.

Updated Project Management Online Training Course Released by The Quality Group

Targets Hands-on Project Management Skills Plus PMI Testing Standards Support

UT’s Center for Lifelong Engineering Education Launches Six Sigma Program

The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Lifelong Engineering Education launched a new Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification program, designed for professionals interested in learning updated scientific and practical methods to improve and maintain a competitive company.

Valeocon Management Consulting and iSixSigma Partner to Advance Quality in European Companies Through Focused Six Sigma Portal

Valeocon Management Consulting and iSixSigma Partner to Advance Quality in European Companies Through Focused Six Sigma Portal

Valeocon Management Consulting Innovates MBB Approach

Valeocon Management Consulting Innovates MBB Approach

Value Metrics Extend Lean Thinking into the Demand Chain

Value Metrics Extend Lean Thinking into the Demand Chain

Varkey, Mickelsen, Dankbar Win Minn. Quality Awards

A Minnesota-based quality group recently presented three people with the 2010 Shurson Awards, honoring commitment to quality principles. The winners, chosen by the Rochester Area Quality Council (RAQC), are Gene Dankbar and Dr. Prathibha Varkey of the Mayo Clinic, and Darryl Mickelson of Hormel Foods Corp.

Vehicle Parts Supplier WABCO Opens Lean Six Sigma Plant in China

WABCO, a supplier of components for the commercial vehicle industry, has opened a new production facility in Jinan, China, showcasing the company’s Lean Six Sigma program.

Vehicle Safety Systems Manufacturer Grote Industries Appoints Black Belt William Stone as Quality Director

Grote Industries, a world leader in high-performance LED lighting technology for the transportation industry, today announced that it has appointed William Stone to lead its existing quality management team from his new vantage point as quality director. Stone has 27…

Weak Revenue? The New Fix for Sales and Marketing Problems

Weak Revenue? The New Fix for Sales and Marketing Problems

Why Do Professional Employees Leave Their Jobs?

Why Do Professional Employees Leave Their Jobs?

Wind Turbine Firm Vestas Adds Gels to Quality Team

Vestas, the Danish wind-turbine manufacturer, has hired David Gels as its new vice president of quality and process excellence. The company also hired two other executives to its North American operations: Ramon Mendoza as warranty management chief specialist and David Sword as government relations director for Canada.

World Sports Media Group Purchases Six Sigma Tennis Methodology

World Sports Media Group announced that it will acquire the Six Sigma Tennis methodology for an undisclosed amount. The creator, Steven Falk, will be brought aboard as CEO.

WR Grace’s New Product Development Process is Subject of Next Instantis Customer Best-Practice Webinar

Instantis, a leading provider of on-demand project portfolio management software used by business process and IT leaders to improve strategy execution and financial performance, announced today that WR Grace will lead an upcoming Webinar entitled: Optimizing the New Product Development Process at Grace.

XL Group Names Black Belt Norton Deputy Chief Enterprise Risk Officer

Financial services firm XL Group has appointed Six Sigma Black Belt Fielding L. Norton III as senior vice president, deputy chief enterprise risk officer.

Xora Hires Black Belt Latham as VP, Customer Service

Mobile applications firm Xora Inc., based in Egan, Minn., USA, has hired Black Belt Howard Latham to fill the newly created position of vice president of customers.

Yuma's Gingras Named Employee of the Year for Six Sigma Ammunition Project

Anthony Gingras, ammunition planner for the Ammunition Management Division at the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), was recently named the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command’s (ATEC) Employee of the Year for 2010 for a Lean Six Sigma project involving ammunition delivery.

ZPI Partners with GPS to Offer Guaranteed Performance Breakthrough

ZPI Inc. has partnered with Operational Excellence® experts Global Productivity Solutions (GPS) to provide customers with a truly guaranteed performance improvement solution.

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