Finalists Announced for North American Process Excellence Awards - Formerly Known as the Six Sigma Excellence Awards



    http://www.sixsigmasummit.com/us/jackwelch2008/news

    All Finalists Have Now Been Announced for the IQPC North American Process
    Excellence Awards

    LONDON, Jan. 21 /CNW/ - IQPC have just announced the finalists of the
North American Process Excellence Awards. With several new categories
introduced in 2008, IQPC reported a further increase in entry levels in 2008.
    Due to the high level of entries, a further judging round has been
introduced where all finalists meet the judging panel on January 28th 2008 and
Vanessa Lovatt, Lean Six Sigma Divisional Director at IQPC said "We have
introduced a second round of judging this year to ensure that the very best
entries win. What is understood from the initial paper submissions can seem
quite a different through interview. This face-to-face interview round should
really help the judging panel find true best practice."
    Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner at 8pm
on January 29th at Disney's Contemporary Resort, part of the 9th Annual Lean
Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit that includes Jack Welch as the main
keynote.

    
    The finalists are:

    BEST PROJECT CONTRIBUTING TO INNOVATION sponsored by the George Group

    Delphi Corporation          Design of a Current Sensor for Battery
                                Management

    Delphi Corporation          Thermosiphon Copper Plate to Aluminum
                                Cap Joint Design

    Delphi Electronics          Compound Identification of Naturally
    & Safety                    Occuring Materials That Affect Solder Paste
                                Performance

    Dominion                    Chesapeake Energy Center Carbon Burnout

    Dominion                    Salem Harbor Station Mill Maintenance
                                Optimization

    Lockheed Martin             Lean and Green

    BEST FAST TRACK PROJECT sponsored by iSixSigma

    Bayer Corporation           Capping Assay Turn Around Time Improvement
                                Project

    Covenant HealthCare         PM&R Script & Authorization Lapses
                                Possum Point Unit 5 Company Use Power

    Dominion                    Reduction

    Firstsource Solutions       Business Process Improvement to Achieve
    Ltd                         Financial Accuracy and Payment Accuracy

    Firstsource Solutions       Improve Customer Satisfaction (CSAT) for a
    Ltd                         Leading Telecom Customer Service

    JEA                         Reduce Call Overflow Volume

    BEST DESIGN FOR SIX SIGMA PROJECT sponsored by SBTI

    Delphi Corporation          Design of a Current Sensor for Battery
                                Management

    Delphi Corporation          Vacuum Formable Loss Gloss Coating
                                for TPO Sheet

    Delphi Electronics          Laser Transmission Welding
    & Safety                    Actuator Torgue Characterization

    Delphi Thermal Systems      Process

    Dominion                    Capacity Position Reporting System

    Dominion                    Chesapeake Energy Center Carbon
                                Burnout

    BEST SERVICE & TRANSACTION PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
    sponsored by Six Sigma Academy

    Capital One                 Customer Value Iniative
    Dominion                    Meter Replacement Program
    Firstsource                 Improve Conversion Rate
    Firstsource                 Reducing Average Handling Time
    Royal Philips               Winning @ Retail: Shopper Engagement
    Sutherland                  Handle Time Reduction

    BEST MANUFACTURING PROCESS IMPROVEMENT PROJECT sponsored by Minitab

    Bayer Healthcare            Media Filter Optimization
                                Cadmium-Free Design

    Delphi Corporation          Problem Solving
                                Injection Molded Cavity Plug

    Delphi Corporation          Scrap Reduction

    Delphi Electronics &        Process Optimization To Improve Product
    Safety                      Robustness

    Delphi Packard Electric     Tape Utilization Optimization
    Systems

    MeadWestvaco                Resin-X Productivity Improvement

    BEST START UP PROGRAM sponsored by iSixSigma

                                Six Sigma Deployment in
    Deutsche Bank               PCB Business Operations

    Fleet Readiness Center      AIRSpeed Program
    Southwest (FRCSW)

    ING                         USFS Six Sigma

    Lockheed Martin             Arrowhead Team
    Corporation

    BEST IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM sponsored by IQPC

    Deutsche Bank               Six Sigma Deployment in PCB Business
                                Operations

    Dominion                    Best Improvement Program

    Lockheed Martin             Arrowhead Team
    Corporation

    Providence Health &         Operational Excellence
    Services

    MASTER BLACK BELT OF THE YEAR sponsored by SBTI

    Delphi Corporation          Hendricks, Mary Elizabeth
    Delphi Electronics &        Blessinger, Fred
    Safety
    Entegris                    Gary J. Jing
    Unisys Corporation          O'Connor, Michael

    DEPLOYMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR sponsored by Air Academy

    Delphi Electronics &        Chris W Jones
    Safety
    Dominion                    Gianna Clark
    Firstsource Solutions       Chandeep Singh
    Ltd
    Merrill Lynch               Russell Danziger
    

    Additionally, the Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit features a
book signing session of "The Six Sigma Fieldbook" by co-authors, Dr. Mikel
Harry, one of the principle architects of Six Sigma and Don Linsenmann, Vice
President and Corporate Champion, DuPont. Sponsored by Instantis and Six Sigma
Academy, this takes place on January 29th at 4.05pm.

    Full information for the Awards and 9th Annual Lean Six Sigma & Process
Excellence Summit visit can be found at
http://www.sixsigmasummit.com/us/jackwelch2008/news

    IQPC will soon be taking entries for the 2009 Process Excellence Awards
and the application deadline is November 7th 2008.

    http://www.sixsigmasummit.com/us/jackwelch2008/news

    http://www.iqpc.com

    IQPC provides business executives around the world with tailored
practical conferences, large scale events, topical seminars and in-house
training programs, keeping them up-to-date with industry trends, technological
developments and the regulatory landscape. IQPC's large scale conferences are
market leading "must attend" events for their respective industries.





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For further information: Press information and Public enquiries contact:
Elizabeth McAleer, 44(0)20-7368-9486, elizabeth.mcaleer@iqpc.co.uk

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