Extended Deadline for North American Process Excellence Awards - Formerly Known as the Six Sigma Excellence Awards


    By Popular Demand - All Entries for the IQPC Process Excellence Awards
    may now be Submitted Until 5pm GMT November 16th 2007

    LONDON, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - The application deadline for the Process
Excellence Awards has just been extended by two weeks. Due to demand from
regular entrants, the application deadline has been returned to the same week
as the previous four years.
    Competition may be tough with the new 2008 Awards Categories have already
received a high level of entrees - "The new categories have increased the
opportunities for new industries, companies and also individuals to enter and
be recognised for their achievements to date. I'm particularly pleased that
the DfSS awards has received a high number of entries as it reflects the
development of the Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit which runs in
conjunction with the Awards." said Vanessa Lovatt, US & Europe Event Director,

    The 2008 categories are:


    - Master Black Belt Of The Year

    - Deployment Leader Of The Year


    - Best Improvement Program

    - Best Start Up Program


    - Best Project Contributing To Innovation

    - Best Design For Six Sigma Project

    - Best Process Service And Transaction Process Improvement Project

    - Best Manufacturing Process Improvement Project

    - Best Fast Track Project

    IQPC have also reported that attendee figures for the Summit are on target
for growth in 2008 with delegates from all industries registering to hear from
Jack Welch, former Chairman and CEO, GE, who will be keynoting at the Lean Six
Sigma & Process Improvement Summit.

    Three key focus areas for exploration throughout the program include:

    - Aligning process excellence with your organization's goals

    - Embedding Lean Six Sigma in the strategic planning process

    - Contributing to innovation within your organization

    For full information on the Process Excellence Awards and 9th Annual Lean
Six Sigma & Process Excellence Summit visit


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

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