Minitab Customers Earn Baldrige, IQPC Process Excellence Awards

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

March 7, 2012

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 Baldrige National Quality Awards and the International Quality and Productivity Center’s Process Excellence Global Awards.

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award is the U.S. government’s highest honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership. Two of this year’s recipients, Henry Ford Health System of Detroit, Mich., and Schneck Medical Center of Seymour, Ind., are Minitab customers. Both organizations consistently exceeded top health care performance levels throughout 2011 in categories such as patient satisfaction and financial wellness.

The U.S. government expanded the Baldrige Awards in 1999 to include health care organizations, and this marks the first year that several health care operations have been selected at one time.

Minitab customers also swept the IQPC Process Excellence Awards, which were presented during a ceremony at the organization’s annual Process Excellence Week Summit, held in Orlando, Fla. in January.

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 each of this year’s winners use Minitab Statistical Software to increase profits and raise the standard of goods and services they offer.

“We are honored that these organizations use our software,” says Michelle Paret, Minitab product marketing manager. “Minitab is dedicated to meeting the needs of quality professionals, and we’re proud to see our customers achieve success and improve quality.”

The 2012 IQPC Process Excellence Award Winners are:

Best Project Contributing to Organizational Value, Sustainability and Innovation
Tata Global Consultancy Services

Best BPM Project
Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (NSWG4)

Best Process Improvement Project Over 90 Days
CIBC

Best Process Improvement Project Under 90 Days
TELUS

Best Start Up Business Excellence Program (Under 2 Years)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Best Process Excellence Program (Over 2 Years)
PolyOne Corporation

Deployment Leader of the Year
Eric Michrowski, TELUS

Recognition for Community Contribution
John Murphy, VP Operational Excellence, CSX Transportation

About Minitab

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, 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 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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