Minitab Congratulates 2008 Process Excellence Award Winners

Users of Minitab Statistical Software earn top honors for Six Sigma projects. 

May 1, 2008

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC) recently announced the winners of the 2008 Process Excellence Awards, which recognize and promote Six Sigma and quality improvement projects that demonstrate true best practices and to expand and increase the application of Six Sigma globally.

Minitab, LLC. congratulates this year’s winning companies, all of whom use Minitab Statistical Software, the company’s flagship product, to increase profits and raise the standard of goods and services they offer. Minitab has been used to analyze data in virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative worldwide.

This year’s Process Excellence Awards were presented during a ceremony at the IQPC Lean Six Sigma and Process Improvement Summit. More than 600 quality improvement professionals from across North America attended the event, held at Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fl.

Minitab sponsored the Process Excellence Award for Best Process Improvement in Manufacturing, which IQPC judges awarded to Delphi E&S/DEG for the project “Process Optimization to Improve Product Robustness.”

The 2008 Process Excellence Award Winners are:

Best Process Improvement in Manufacturing Project
Delphi E&S/DEG—Process Optimization to Improve Product Robustness

Best Fast Track Project
JEA—Reduce Call Overflow Volume

Best Process Improvement in Service and Transaction Project
Sutherland Global Services—Handle Time Reduction

Best Design for Six Sigma Project
Delphi E&S/DEG—Laser Transmission Welding of Polymer Case and Cover

Best Project Contributing to Innovation
Delphi E&S/DEG—Compound Identification of Naturally Occurring Materials That Affect Solder Paste Performance

Best Start-Up Program
ING—USFS Six Sigma

Best Improvement Program
Dominion—Improvement Program

Master Black Belt of the Year
Michael O'Connor, Unisys Corporation

Deployment Leader of the Year
Gianna Clark, Dominion

As the leading provider of software and services for quality improvement, Minitab congratulates these organizations, and is honored to provide the data analysis package they use to achieve success.

About Minitab, LLC.

Minitab, LLC. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical analysis and process improvement software for academic and commercial users.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 80 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, 3M, Honeywell International, Wachovia, DuPont, Samsung and leading Six Sigma consultants. It has been used to implement virtually every major Six Sigma quality improvement initiative, and to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities worldwide.

Quality Companion by Minitab is the package professionals use to plan and execute Six Sigma projects in companies around the world, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America, and LexisNexis.

Minitab, LLC., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France, and Australia, and has additional representatives throughout the world. For more information, visit

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