Minitab Congratulates 2013 ASQ International Team Excellence Award Winners

Users of Minitab Statistical Software earn top honors in quality improvement.

June 13, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Minitab, LLC., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is proud to congratulate its customers who are winners of this year’s American Society for Quality (ASQ) International Team Excellence Awards Process.

The ASQ International Team Excellence Awards, the only international team recognition process of its kind in the U.S., honors quality improvement teams representing a broad spectrum of industries that have demonstrated innovative applications of quality tools and teamwork to achieve organizational excellence, customer/stakeholder satisfaction and an increased bottom line.

Minitab makes the statistical software thousands of companies use to analyze data for quality improvement initiatives, and all of this year’s International Team Excellence award winners are Minitab customers.

Team Excellence award winners are selected based upon team finalist project presentations, which were showcased during the ASQ’s annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Indianapolis, Ind., May 6-8, 2013.

The winners of this year’s ASQ gold, silver or bronze awards were composed of a group of 32 team finalists from ten countries preselected by ASQ in March. Winning teams from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, service and government, were announced during an awards ceremony on Wed., May 8 during the conference.

Minitab commends our customers who are 2013 International Team Excellence Award Winners:

Silver-level status

  • Telefonica Argentina of Buenos Aires – Connected on Time Team  
  • Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited, of Bangkok, Thailand – QCI Team  

Bronze-level status

  • Continental Guadalajara, of Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco, Mexico – Commercial Vehicles Continuous Improvement Team  
  • Oshkosh Defense, of Oshkosh, Wis., USA – Logistics Vehicle System Replacement Leak Reduction Team  
  • Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited, of Bangkok, Thailand – Valuable Engineer Team  

No companies were awarded gold-level status this year.

As the awards process sponsor, Minitab encourages quality and process improvement teams from all fields, using any variety of methodologies, to enter the 2013-14 award cycle. More information and submission requirements are available at http://wcqi.asq.org/team-competition/index.html.

About Minitab
Minitab, LLC. delivers software and services for quality improvement and statistics education.

Minitab Statistical Software is the preferred data analysis tool for businesses of all sizes and is used in more than 100 countries by thousands of distinguished companies, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the 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 Lean Six Sigma projects in companies around the world, including Xerox, ITT Industries, Providence Health System, Nissan North America and LexisNexis.

Quality Trainer by Minitab provides easy access to quality statistics expertise whenever you need it. This subscription-based online learning course lets you learn or refresh your knowledge anytime and helps you use Minitab to apply statistics properly. Interactive lessons based on real problems make concepts easy to retain.

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 www.minitab.com.

FOR MORE INFORMATION contact Carly Barry or Eston Martz in Minitab media relations: PublicRelations@minitab.com

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