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September Continuous Process Improvement SIG Meeting  

Where
Prince George's Community College (PGCC)
The Advanced Technology Center, Room 133 (item 29 on map)
301 Largo Road
Largo, Maryland  20774

Map
Location and directions to PGCC

When
Sep 9, 2009    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Best Practices for Institutionalizing Six Sigma in the

Federal & Commercial Industries

Presenter: Lee Winters

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Location: Prince George Community College
Kent Hall Room 262
301 Largo Road
Largo, MD 20774-2199

The CPI SIG is a new quality forum for professionals in government and private industry; who are responsible for leveraging CPI principles, methods, and tools in order to achieve enterprise level transformation and operational excellence in their field.

Event Schedule:
6:30 – 7:00 pm: Refreshments and Networking
7:00 – 7:45 pm: Presentation & Open Discussion
7:45 – 8:00 pm: Door Prizes
The event is free.  The experience is “priceless!”  See registration link below.

Registration: Please register for this meeting here.

Program Summary:
Six Sigma is an often-utilized methodology throughout industry in order to improve quality, enhance customer satisfaction, and to reduce costs.  However, organizations embarking on a Six Sigma initiative often eventually lose momentum due to insufficient buy-in at the mid-management level and the perception that the effort is simply another temporary program.  Those who recognize the critical tenets of continuous improvement understand the strategic significance that the Six Sigma methodology brings to an entity and the importance of institutionalizing Six Sigma thinking throughout the organization, so that it becomes part of the normal way of operating.  However, from a six sigma perspective, how are government and private industries different and how are they similar? What are the challenges to institutionalizing Six Sigma in these different industries?  What have we observed, in terms of best practices in each industry, to facilitate Six Sigma becoming a part of the organizations’ modus operandi?  Lee Winters, Director of Spectrum Consulting, LLC, and our speaker for the September 2009 SIG meeting, will give us greater insight into these questions and more!

Lee Winters is the Director of Spectrum Consulting, LLC; which leverages Continuous Process Improvement methods and tools to drive results from strategy to execution.  With over 25 years of work experience, he has extensive experience in both DoD and commercial industry, extending through operations, mergers, strategic planning, project management, negotiations, supply chain and business development.  Mr. Winters has served as Director of Marketing and Advertising for GE Capital, Vice President, Operations/Consultant for Beta Lasermike, Inc a subsidiary of Spectris, plc, which is a leading global supplier or precision instrumentation and controls, and LSS Engagement Director for Accenture, LLP, a large scope strategic management consulting, providing global support to the Federal and commercial sectors.

Questions? Contact Don Duggins, Chair-CPI SIG at CPISIG@asq509.org or call 202.510.2242