Minitab Congratulates Manufacturing Leadership Award Winners

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Users of Minitab Statistical Software earn top achievements in manufacturing excellence.

Minitab is proud to congratulate its customers who are winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards.

Minitab is proud to congratulate its customers who are winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards.

Minitab makes the statistical software thousands of manufacturing and service-related companies use to analyze data for quality improvement, and over half of this year’s Manufacturing Leadership award winners are Minitab customers.

Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for quality improvement, is proud to congratulate its customers who are winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards.

The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, now in their eighth year, 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.

Minitab makes the statistical software thousands of manufacturing and service-related companies use to analyze data for quality improvement initiatives, and over half of this year’s Manufacturing Leadership award winners are Minitab customers.

ML100 award winners are selected based upon evaluations by a panel of expert judges who review and vote on each nomination. The 100 manufacturers whose nominations receive the highest score are designated as ML100 winners. Winners will be honored at a reception during the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit April 29 – May 2, 2012 in Palm Beach, Fla.

As the leading provider of software and services for quality improvement, Minitab commends our customers who won awards this year in the seven company/project categories:

Innovative Enterprise: 3M Corp., Aribex Inc., Honeywell FM&T (Discovery-Based Capability Development Gated Process), IBM Corp. (HIP Defect Mechanism)

Global Value Chain: BAE Systems Land & Armaments, CooperVision, IBM Corp. (Critical Parts Management), IBM Corp. (Global Customer Solutions Center Network), IBM Corp. (Value-Added Concept), Navico Inc., Oracle Corp., PPG Industries, Stanley Black & Decker, Toshiba America Business Solutions, TVS Motor Co. Ltd.

New Workforce: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.

Sustainability: Columbia Manufacturing, Harbec Inc., Lexmark International Inc., Nalco Co., Pentair Inc.

Game-Changing Technologies: Eaton Corp., EMC, First Solar Inc., L’Oréal (chATMAN)

Operational Excellence: Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp., Boston Scientific, Cummins Inc., Dunn-Edwards Corp., Ford Motor Co., IBM (Cultural and Lean Transformation), KAO Brands, Kerry Group Plc, L’Oréal USA Inc., Michelin North America, Mity-Lite Inc., PACCAR Inc., Pella Corp., Tessy Plastics Corp., Worthington Industries

Information Leadership: Clips & Clamps Industries, Eagle Picher Technologies, Elkay Manufacturing Co., Enterasys Networks Inc., GE Aviation, IBM Corp. (Bridge High-End Dashboard), IBM Corp. (Hazmat IT Transformation), Mar-Bal Inc., Mitsubishi Electric, Waste Management Inc.

About Minitab

Minitab Inc. 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 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.

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