Minitab Customers Earn Manufacturing Leadership Awards, IQPC European Process Excellence Awards

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

June 4, 2013

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Minitab, LLC., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is proud to congratulate its customers who are winners of the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards and the International Quality and Productivity Center’s European Process Excellence Awards.

The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards honor transformational business projects and manufacturing companies and leaders that have demonstrated achievement across a variety of categories, including operational excellence, sustainability, global value chain, workforce development, innovation, industry advocacy and entrepreneurship. This year’s ML100 award winners were honored at a reception during the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Fla.

Minitab customers also swept the IQPC European Process Excellence Awards, which were presented during a ceremony at the organization’s annual Process Excellence Week Europe, held in London April 29 – May 1, 2013. These awards celebrate process excellence initiatives that demonstrate best practices and expand and increase the application of Lean Six Sigma globally.
Minitab has been used to analyze data in virtually every major Lean Six Sigma quality improvement initiative worldwide, and many of this year’s ML100 and IQPC Europe award winners use Minitab Statistical Software to increase profits and raise the standard of goods and services they offer.

The 2013 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award winners included:

Innovative Enterprise
Lockheed Martin
Enterasys Networks
Ford Motor Co.
EAO Corp.
IBM Corp.
GE Global Research
Cemex
Lexmark International Inc.
Trojan Battery Co.

Information Leadership
BAE Systems
ThyssenKrupp
Alcoa Inc.
Creative Foam Corp.
Eli Lilly
LARSON Manufacturing Co.
Diageo
McCain Foods
KLA-Tencor
Cisco Systems
Enterasys Networks
Saudi Aramco
Sterlite Technologies Ltd.
Tribar Manufacturing
Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp.
Johnson Controls Inc.

Operational Excellence
Sonoco
Plantronics Inc.
Nicolet Plastics Inc.
STERIS Corp.
Lexmark International Inc.
Saudi Aramco
Plastic Components Inc.
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
Plastikos Inc.
Flextronics

Global Value Chain
Agilent Technologies
IBM Corp.
Motorola Solutions Inc.
Coty Inc.
L'Oreal USA Inc.
Fiat Group Automobiles SpA
L'Oreal USA Inc.
PartyLite
Techtronic Industries Ltd.

New Workplace
Chrysler Group LLC
IBM Corp.
CSI Dissemination and Distribution Center

Game-Changing Technologies
PACCAR Inc.
Raytheon Missile Systems
TVS Motor Company Ltd.
GE Aviation Systems
MAG IAS LLC
In'Tech Industries Inc.
The Boeing Company

Sustainability
Safelite Glass Corp.
The Boeing Company
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies
Niagara Bottling LLC
Lexmark International Inc.
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Plastikos Inc.

The 2013 IQPC European Process Excellence Award winners included:

Best Business Process Improvement Program Over 2 Years
AES Corporation

Best Project Contributing to Organizational Value, Sustainability and Innovation
DeutschePost DHL

Best Process Improvement Project Over 90 days
Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank

Best Process Improvement Project Under 90 Days
AES Turkey

About Minitab

Minitab, LLC. develops 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, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and the leading Lean 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.

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.

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