NOVACES Sponsors a Series of Presentations at Lean Six Sigma Improvement Week 2008

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The conference track will address using Lean Six Sigma to transform the way organizations change their cultures and effectively implement sustainable process improvement.

Attendees at the "Lean Six Sigma Improvement Summit" to take place September 16-19 in Chicago will hear from more than 45 change management leaders, including Dr. Craig E. College, Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command (IMCOM).

The session will focus on how IMCOM is using Lean Six Sigma to reduce operating costs while delivering better and more consistent services to soldiers and their families at U.S. Army bases around the world. With 110 installations under management, 116,000 employees and an annual budget of $13 billion, the IMCOM Lean Six Sigma deployment is equivalent in scope and complexity to those of some Fortune 500 companies.

The presentation will illustrate some of the softer issues of Lean Six Sigma implementation such as how IMCOM has aligned incentives and rewards to assure improved process performance, engaged leaders beyond mere cheerleading and employed a strategy designed to grow capabilities internally. NOVACES is contracted to provide IMCOM with Lean Six Sigma deployment support and curriculum development services.

The 4th Annual Lean Six Sigma Improvement Week is produced by IQPC, which offers a suite of events around the world that are specifically tailored for executives involved in performance improvement. Performance Week provides insights into transforming Process Improvement into sustainable Performance Excellence through creative Lean Six Sigma, strategic innovation and total business alignment.

Improvement Week offers both mature practitioners and new starters to Lean Six Sigma, small to mid-size businesses and global corporations. The four-day program includes Workshops, Think Tanks and Streamed Sessions to keep practitioners at the forefront of innovation.

To learn more and register, visit http://www.iqpc.com/us/lean for a detailed agenda.

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