State College, PA (PRWEB) August 01, 2012
Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is proud to sponsor the 2013 American Society for Quality (ASQ) International Team Excellence Award Process, which celebrates the accomplishments of quality improvement teams worldwide.
The ASQ International Team Excellence Award Process, 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.
Sponsoring the awards process is a good fit for Minitab, which makes the statistical software thousands of companies use to analyze data for quality improvement. The company also offers Quality Trainer, an e-learning course that teaches statistics for quality professionals, and Quality Companion, process improvement software designed to help manage and execute quality improvement projects from start to finish.
"As the leading provider of software for quality improvement, supporting ASQ's International Team Excellence Award Process is a natural for Minitab," observes Dana Tilghman, Minitab's event coordinator. "It's a unique opportunity for us to convey our commitment to quality professionals, by giving exceptional organizations and teams the chance to share, learn, benchmark, and receive recognition from their peers."
Minitab encourages quality and process improvement teams from all fields, using any variety of methodologies, to enter. The preliminary round entry requires teams to submit a presentation outlining a project completed within the last two years that achieved measureable results. The deadline for initial team submissions is September 12, 2012. More information and submission requirements are available at http://wcqi.asq.org/team-competition/index.html.
Judges chosen by ASQ will evaluate initial team submissions and select a group of team finalists from the preliminary round to present their projects at ASQ’s annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement, May 6-8, 2013 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Team Excellence recipients will be awarded ASQ gold, silver or bronze-level statuses, which are given based upon how well each team’s presentation meets predefined criteria established by ASQ.
The winners of this year’s awards were selected from a group of 32 finalists from nine countries preselected by ASQ in March. Winning teams from a variety of industries, including manufacturing, service and government, were announced during an awards ceremony at the 2012 ASQ World Conference in Anaheim.
Since 1985, more than 1,000 teams from the U.S., Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand and the United Arab Emirates have participated in ASQ Team Excellence Award Process.
Minitab Inc. 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 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 Inc., 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 http://www.minitab.com.