Fox Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced

September 26, 2011

Continuous Process Improvement Symposiums, sponsored by California State University at Northridge, has announced that their first posthumous Lifetime Fox Award will honor quality improvement legend Dr. W. Edwards Deming. Dr. Deming’s award will be accepted by the Deming Family. It is scheduled for presentation on November 18, 2011 during the 2011 CSI symposium which runs from November 17-19.

A Fox Award for Lifetime Achievement will also be presented to Thomas Pyzdek. Considered a world authority on quality and Six Sigma, Thomas Pyzdek has written over 50 works, including such classics as The Six Sigma Handbook, The Quality Engineering Handbook, and The Handbook for Quality Management. Pyzdek’s work is widely acclaimed for its ability to make the seemingly complex subject of process excellence understandable. Pyzdek’s works have been studied by hundreds of thousands in their preparation for various certification exams. He is also a skilled trainer, hired by industry leaders worldwide to aid in their process excellence programs. Pyzdek also offers online certification and training on his website.

The CPI Symposium’s primary emphasis is to bring continuous improvement methods, including Lean, Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma, to light in an integrative, synergistic approach. It is also the occasion for the presentation of the prestigious Robert E. Fox awards. Lifetime honorees for the Fox Award are considered living role models in the field of organizational Continuous Improvement. This award recognizes those outstanding individuals whose pioneering spirit and inventiveness have improved our society and inspired others. The Fox Awards Review Board selects individuals they feel have contributed significantly to this endeavor, either with the creation, or passionate propagation, of breakthrough concepts. Past Lifetime Recipients include: Steven R. Covey, Peter Senge, Joel Barker, and others.

Click here to register for the 2011 Continuous Process Improvement symposium. Both live and Web Streaming registration is available.

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Author: Peter L. Bersbach

Master Black Belt ASQ CQE#09510 CQMgr#02478 (520) 721-2077 peter@bersbach.com Peter is a results oriented Master Black Belt with significant (over 30 years) "Drop in" experience in managing and execution of Six Sigma projects. Major strengths in: Statistical Techniques, Lean Application, Critical Chain Project, Teaching & Facilitation Skills, Listening, and Working with diverse teams. Career Highlights: Saved a "Bleeding"; Division as a Key member of the Raytheon Six Sigma team responsible for analyzing the business and developing an effective improvement plan fast. He lead the team in their worst area, composites, where we reduced the defective rate from 100% to 25% stop the divisions bleeding. Created step function solutions to customer needs - Developed and facilitated a process around design for Six Sigma that immersed design teams into an environment to achieve novel, non linear, and relevant solutions to war fighter needs that lead to a 95% success rate on these designs. Each contract was worth several million dollars. Saving of a sole source supplier of the Defense Industry from bankruptcy - Lead a Six Sigma team responsible for analyzing the business and developed an effective improvement plan at a key defense industry. Where we reduced the press setup time through process characterization, by 99% (from 12 hours to 15mins). This started a series of successes that now has the company turning profits. Improved a Green Belt Program to achieve significantly better results - Responsible for designing and implementing a results based Green Belt program that was having a certification rate of less than 50% to one of 75% (3000 Cert. Green Belts) returning to the company with results of over $20M annually. Blending High Tech with High Rate - Developed an highly effective minimal inspection Quality System for a startup subsidiary that was combining High tech products on high rate manufacturing lines. Results:97% suppliers shipping Dock to StockFix Cost Pricing for our CustomersQuality issues less than 2% with a response and correction within 24hrs.

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  1. I have been given a discount code by the symposium organizers. Use the coupon code “PYZDEKINST” when you register for the symposium for a 10% discount.

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