Minitab Announces Platinum Sponsorship of 2011 ASQ World Conference

Leading maker of software for quality improvement to support premier event for quality professionals.

April 19, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Minitab, the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is the platinum sponsor of the ASQ 2011 World Conference on Quality and Improvement, May 15-18, 2011, in Pittsburgh.

The conference is one of the premier events for quality professionals, and is expected to draw more than 2,000 attendees from around the world. Sponsoring the conference is a good fit for Minitab, which makes the statistical software thousands of companies use to analyze data for quality improvement programs.
The company also offers Quality Trainer , an e-learning course that teaches statistics and serves as an ongoing resource for quality professionals, and Quality Companion, process improvement software designed to help professionals manage and execute quality improvement projects from start to finish.

“The ASQ World Conference provides the unique opportunity to see what practitioners are doing to improve quality across a multitude of industries,” says Michelle Paret, Minitab product marketing manager. “At Minitab, we are dedicated to helping quality improvement professionals succeed, and so we’re very proud to sponsor this event.”

This year’s event seeks to re-examine the role quality can play in the face of today’s challenges. More than 100 sessions will cover topics critical to a variety of industries including manufacturing, healthcare, government, financial services and many more.

Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the ASQ World Conference, starting with the opening reception May 15, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the exhibit hall.  Attendees are invited to stop at the Minitab booth (#607) to learn more about the company’s products and services, which also include training, statistical mentoring and free technical support.

On Monday, May 16, a special session beginning at 10:45 includes two demonstrations that detail the features and capabilities built into Minitab’s most recent software releases.

The Minitab Assistant: Your Guide to Data Analysis will show how interactive decision trees for choosing the right analysis and comprehensive reports let even novices easily analyze data with confidence. Manage Lean Six Sigma with Quality Companion will illustrate how to manage a Lean Six Sigma program using Minitab’s powerful process improvement software.

At 1:30 p.m., Lou Johnson, Minitab technical training specialist, will present a session entitled Eight Keys to Making Sure Your DOE Isn’t D.O.A. “Many projects that involve Design of Experiments, or DOE, fail to achieve their goals,” Johnson says. “So we’re going to share success stories and best practices. We’ll explain how to boost the power of an experiment, match experimental design to process problems—and avoid common mistakes.”

About Minitab

Minitab, LLC. is one of the world’s leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer.

Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma initiative around the world, and is used to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities. Quality Companion® is used worldwide to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Quality Trainer is an online e-learning course that teaches statistics for quality improvement. All Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training and free technical support.

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

A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of the company’s flagship product, Minitab 16 Statistical Software, is available at 

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