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A Healthy Approach: Why McKesson Is a Best Place to Work

McKesson Corp., a healthcare services company, topped iSixSigma's 2008 Best Places to Work list. This profile, originally published in iSixSigma Magazine, illustrates how McKesson's improvement program makes satisfied customers and employees.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Bringing Home the Gold

Covidien's Operational Excellence competition recognizes employee efforts to accelerate improvements and drive down costs.

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.

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.

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.

Deadline Approaches for iSixSigma's Best Places to Work Nominations!

One week to go. That’s about all the time you have left to take part in the 2011 iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work™ for Six Sigma Professionals event. A week may seem like a lot of time, but we all…

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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’s Inaugural Hall of Fame Inductee: Bill Smith

The late Bill Smith, widely regarded as the “Father of Six Sigma,” was inducted into iSixSigma’s Six Sigma Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards this past January. Nominations are now open for next year's honoree.

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.

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.

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.

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Recipients’ Stock Outperforms S&P 500

For the seventh straight year in a row, the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has conducted a stock performance study of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award winners.

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.

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

News Roundup: Marines Receive CPI Awards; Green Teams Help Postal Service

Recent news from Lean Six Sigma use in government includes the announcement of Marine Corps Continuous Process Improvement award recipients and Lean savings for the Postal Service.

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.

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.

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 Hotels and Resorts Tops Best Places to Work List

Starwood Hotels and Resorts tops Best Places to Work list.

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.”

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.

Tips from iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work

iSixSigma has honored the companies that provide the best work environments for practitioners. Here, leaders from each of the companies on iSixSigma’s Best Places to Work list give advice for succeeding with Six Sigma and achieving culture change.

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

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…

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.

White House Announces Winning SAVE Award Idea

After a public vote, a winner is named in the second-annual call for process-improvement ideas to help reduce government costs.

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.

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