Decisioneering Welcomes Aon/Rath & Strong to its Six Sigma Partner Program
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Denver, June 20, 2006 – Decisioneering®, Inc., an innovator of software and services for risk analysis and optimization, today announced that Rath & Strong, a leading global provider of Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma solutions, has joined Decisioneering’s Crystal Ball Six Sigma Partner Program. With this agreement, Rath & Strong will work with Decisioneering to promote the use of Crystal Ball simulation and optimization tools throughout its Six Sigma initiatives.
Celebrating more than 70 years of pioneering innovations in process improvement methodologies and tools, Rath & Strong has helped companies worldwide achieve lasting change with advances in operations, leadership, culture and customer connection. Rath & Strong helped invent Six Sigma at Motorola, was at GE Capital when Six Sigma was applied to services for the first time across the board, and pioneered the integration of Lean and statistical-based process improvement methodologies.
“We are excited to bring Crystal Ball into our consulting and training engagements around the world,” said Dan Quinn, CEO and president, Rath & Strong. “We are always looking to bring our clients the best tools and solutions, like Crystal Ball, to help solve their problems.”
Decisioneering’s Crystal Ball line of Microsoft Excel-based analytical software is used by thousands of businesses in industries ranging from Six Sigma, oil and gas, financial services and pharmaceuticals to assist individuals and organizations in making more informed business decisions. In 2002, Decisioneering launched its Six Sigma Partner Program, a co-marketing effort that provides consultants who practice Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma and DFSS with materials and assistance for their Crystal Ball training and implementation.
“Rath & Strong will help bring the power of simulation and optimization to Global 1,000 clients across the globe,” said Lawrence Goldman, director of the Crystal Ball Six Sigma Partner Program. “With over 60 consulting firms enrolled in the Crystal Ball Six Sigma Partner Program, we’re not only assisting partners learn these innovative technologies, but were helping them bring the benefits of simulation and optimization to their customers.”
Additional information on Decisioneering’s Crystal Ball Six Sigma Partner Program can be found by going to http://www.crystalball.com/sixsigma/join-partner.html.
About Aon/Rath & Strong
Celebrating over 70 years in pioneering process improvement methodologies and tools, Rath & Strong is the leading global provider of Lean Six Sigma and Six Sigma solutions. Drawing from our expertise in both technical and behavioral areas, Rath & Strong has helped companies such as Johnson & Johnson, GE, Siemens, JP Morgan Chase, Northrop Grumman and Quest Diagnostics worldwide achieve lasting change with advances in operations, leadership, culture and customer connection.
In the 1970’s Rath & Strong’s Dorian Shainin played an integral part in developing Six Sigma at Motorola with Bill Smith. Later in the 1980’s, Rath & Strong helped bring Lean from Japan pioneering the integration of JIT and Process Redesign with Quality (or what is now commonly referred to as Lean Six Sigma). Rath & Strong also worked with GE Capital when Six Sigma was applied to services for the first time across the board. Rath & Strong’s full solutions approach offering consulting, coaching, and training creates change that sticks and achieves significant quantifiable results and sustainable competitive advantage. For more information, call 781.861.1700 or visit www.rathstrong.com.
About Decisioneering, Inc.
Founded in 1986, Denver-based Decisioneering, Inc., is a privately-held company that provides software, training and consulting services that simplify risk analysis and improve decision-making. The company’s offerings include Crystal Ball, the industry-leading risk analysis package. For more information about the company, call 800.289.2550 (in US) or +1 303.534.1515 or visit Decisioneering’s Web site, www.crystalball.com.
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