5 U.S. Organizations Receive the 2009 Baldrige National Quality Award for Innovation and Performance Excellence
Posted by: meikah | 9 December 2009 | 10:54 pm
According to the press release:
President Barack Obama and Commerce Secretary Gary Locke today announced that five organizations are the recipients of the 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nationâ€™s highest Presidential honor for innovation and performance excellence.
The 2009 Baldrige Award recipientsâ€”listed with their categoryâ€”are:
- Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, Kansas City, Mo. (manufacturing)
- MidwayUSA, Columbia, Mo. (small business)
- AtlantiCare, Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (health care)
- Heartland Health, St. Joseph, Mo. (health care)
- VA Cooperative Studies Program Clinical Research Pharmacy Coordinating Center, Albuquerque, N.M. (nonprofit)
Filed under: Awards, Baldridge National Quality Awards, Innovation, Quality, Six Sigma
Posted by: meikah | 3 September 2009 | 8:04 pm
The leading Six Sigma online resource, iSixSigma, is holding a search for Six Sigma Hall of Fame,TM which recognizes people who have made significant and lasting contributions in the Lean Six Sigma industry.
These individuals have consistently fueled corporate growth and shareholder value through the use of Lean Six Sigma during their career. They have commanded the respect and admiration of their peers for their extraordinary service to the industry.
Send in your nominations now for the Six Sigma Hall of Fame 2010. Nominations must be received by Oct. 16, 2009, and should include:
- A letter introducing the nominee and explaining the reasons that support the nomination
- A resume or bio outlining the nominee’s career milestones
- A recent photograph of the nominee
- Contact information for both nominee and nominator
For more info, visit SSHOF website.
Filed under: Awards, iSixSigma, Lean Six Sigma
Posted by: meikah | 22 June 2009 | 8:28 pm
Techno World reports:
Littelfuse Team Takes silver winner award in international team excellence competition for lean/six sigma process.
A continuous improvement team from the Littelfuse, Inc. manufacturing facility in the hilippines leveraged its Lean/Six Sigma process to garner Silver Winner Award honors at the 2009 nternational Team Excellence Award competition at the World Conference on Quality and Improvement, May 18-20 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Filed under: Awards, Electronics, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations
Posted by: meikah | 2 March 2009 | 9:28 pm
In a press release, The Mosaic Company, the world’s largest phosphate fertilizer producer, won the Top Award for Best Process Improvement Project Completed in 90-Days at the recent IQPC Lean Six Sigma and Process Excellence Summit held in Orlando, Florida.
Mosaic has been invested in Lean Six Sigma since its founding in 2004 when Cargill and International Minerals Corporation merged operations. However, Mosaic has taken a different approach to continuous improvement by deploying an innovative, “hybrid” version of Lean Six Sigma that leverages a small staff of Black Belts trained in advanced data analysis tools with a 60-day Rapid Action Team Process that taps the knowledge and creativity of frontline workers.
In 2008 alone Mosaic used this Rapid Lean Six Sigma approach to deploy more than 45 teams, engage over 500 employees and deliver close to $25 million in financial benefits to the company’s bottom line.
Filed under: Awards, IQPC, Lean Six Sigma, Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations
Posted by: meikah | 19 January 2009 | 11:34 pm
Winners: Largest-Breakthrough Improvement Projects
* Environment – Bell Helicopter, Textron Inc. for â€œCompressed Air Savings Headstart (CASH)â€
* Supply chain – General Dynamics for â€œSubmarine Material Receipt Inspectionâ€
* Transactional – North Shore-LIJ Health System for â€œIncreasing CT capacity in a Tertiary Hospitalâ€
* Manufacturing – Xerox Corp. for â€œPhotoreceptor Belt Tensioning Systemâ€
* Customer service – Sutherland Global Services for â€œImproving Customer Satisfactionâ€
* Solving the unsolvable – Shuuro Technologies for â€œImproving Revenue from Salesâ€
* Innovation – Delphi Corp. for â€œJoint Design for Electronics Cooling Heat Exchangersâ€
Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Start-up – NewPage Corp.
Filed under: Awards, iSixSigma, Lean, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma
Posted by: meikah | 26 November 2008 | 10:21 pm
Michael Cyger, founder of iSixSigma, says:
In keeping with the theme of our Summit and Awards, ‘Back to Breakthrough,’ iSixSigma is recognizing programs and projects that have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment. To qualify for the competition, for example, programs must have a minimum ROI of 5x; projects must deliver a 90% reduction in defects, or a minimum $250,000 and 5x ROI. Most entries achieved far greater.
Below are the finalists.
Most Successful Lean Six Sigma Start-up Programs:
Most Successful Re-energized Lean Six Sigma Programs:
- United Services Automobile Association (USAA)
- US Army TACOM LCMC
- Washington Mutual/JPMorgan Chase – JP Morgan and Washingtom Mutual becomes one.
Customer Service at Betfair
Lean Six Sigma Works at NewPage
NewPage Corp. also Top 10 Best Places to Work for Six Sigma Professionals
United Services Automobile Association, Finalist for Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Financial ServicesÂ
Filed under: Awards, iSixSigma, Lean Six Sigma, Six Sigma
Posted by: meikah | 26 October 2008 | 7:39 pm
According to the news:
Kenworth-Chillicothe was recognized for successfully reducing the paint departmentâ€™s impact on the environment and significantly enhancing paint quality. A 10-person team used Six Sigma methodology and analysis to annually eliminate 21,000 gallons of paint waste from the landfill and reduce volatile organic compound emissions by more than 15 tons. The project helped to significantly enhance paint quality on the main production line, while increasing process efficiencies in hood paint preparation by nearly 85%.
At Kenworth, Six Sigma is not only improving process, but it is also helping the company be sustainable.
Filed under: Awards, Benefits and Savings, Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations
Posted by: meikah | 27 August 2008 | 9:36 pm
WCBF has announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program.
Listed by category, the finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program are:
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Financial Services
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Toyota Financial Services
United Services Automobile Association
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Manufacturing
Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in the IT, Software and Telecoms Industries
British American Tobacco â€“ Group Service Delivery
Six Sigma and Business Deployment Leader of the Year Award
Dave Curran, Managing Director, Operations & Transformation, Personal, ANZ
Richard Lam, Deployment Leader, BMO Financial Group
Chandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Process Excellence, Firstsource Solutions Ltd
Andre Booyzen, Senior Manager, Centre for Leadership and Business Excellence, Lonmin
The winners for all categories and the Special Awards will be announced at The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday October 15th 2008, being held at The Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. The Gala Dinner is part of WCBFâ€™s 3nd Annual Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit.
WCBF’s 3rd Annual Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit, October 14-17 2007 in Orlando is positioned to be the largest gathering of CEOs and Senior Executives passionate about Six Sigma for 2008. The summit agenda is packed with unparalleled opportunities for learning, knowledge-sharing and networking, providing key insight into how to get ahead of the competition and survive the test of time through the integration of Six Sigma, innovation and beyond.
For further information, please contact:
Flora Hamilton, Head of Global Six Sigma Awards, WCBF
Posted by: meikah | 10 August 2008 | 8:13 pm
The Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards, organized by WCBF, has announced that Mark Piggot of PACCAR is Six Sigma CEO of the Year.
PACCAR is a multinational technology company that manufactures premium commercial vehicles sold around the world. It has committed to its ambitious goal, among other goals, to achieve 30% improvement in vehicle fuel efficiency for selected medium-duty applications over the next seven years.
According to the PR email sent to me:
Six Sigma has played a major role in PACCARâ€™s worldwide growth and profitability since 1997. Revenues have increased from $6.5 billion in 1997 to $15.2 billion in 2007. 12,000 employees as well as dealers and suppliers are trained to use Six Sigma to evaluate engineering design, assembly procedures, sales ordering and financial transactions. PACCAR has implemented more than 7,600 Six Sigma projects which have delivered over $1.5 billion in cumulative savings since 1997.
One of the most successful and innovative Six Sigma initiatives at PACCAR is the High Impact Kaizen Event (HIKE). HIKEâ€™s combine the power of Lean and Six Sigma to make significant improvements across multiple functions of an operation in just four weeks. HIKEâ€™s have been successfully deployed throughout all PACCAR locations and businesses, many supplier facilities, and customer sites.
â€œPACCAR and its customers have benefited from Six Sigma and HIKE initiatives which have delivered world-class product quality, efficiency improvements and innovative customer service programs,â€ shared Mark Pigott, PACCAR Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. â€œSince the establishment of Six Sigma in 1998, the company has achieved improved operating efficiencies in its manufacturing facilities of 5-7 per cent per year. Six Sigma has also contributed towards improving logistics performance and the quality of components delivered by the companyâ€™s suppliers.â€
The awards ceremony will take place at WCBF Global Lean, Six Sigma and Business Improvement Summit on October 15th in Orlando. Please visit www.gsssa.com to view the summit information, and www.tgssa.com to view the awards site.
Congratulations Mr. Piggot and PACCAR!
Filed under: Awards, Benefits and Savings, Manufacturing, PACCAR, Six Sigma, Six Sigma Organizations, Software/Technology
Posted by: meikah | 9 July 2008 | 7:48 pm
The Earth Times announces:
Satyam Computer Services, Ltd., a leading global consulting and information technology services provider, announced that Satyam BPO, its business process outsourcing arm, won two prestigious Six Sigma IQ Excellence Awards.
Satyam BPO was honored in the Best Defect Elimination in Service & Transaction and Best Design for Six Sigma categories. The International Quality and Productivity Center established the Six Sigma IQ Excellence Awards to honor, recognize and promote Six Sigma projects that demonstrate true best practices.
Satyam BPO was presented the awards at a ceremony held during the 9th Asian Six Sigma Summit in Singapore.
Congratulations Satyam BPO!