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Industrial seminar - Telewest Arena Manufacturing Exhibition, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Uk - 24th Oct 2002

"Everything you wanted to know about Six-Sigma but were afraid to ask"

There were around 90 delegates who attended this event. (Please see attached sheet). All from different backgrounds such as Manufacturing, Maintenance, Human Resources, Quality Management, purchasing, Finance and Production and from a variety of companies mostly based in the North east of England. Some delegates came from the Regional Funding Agency.

Dave Stewardson spoke for pro-ENBIS. The presentation was especially put together including material and contributions for this event from Ronald Does (Netherlands), Soren Bisgaard (Denmark), Ron Kennet (Israel), Oystein Evandt (Norway), Bo Bergman (Sweden) and Xavier Tort-Martorelli (Spain).

We outlined the basic six-sigma strategy then showed how this worked in practice. We suggested some improvements to the usual programme and discussed variants that had been used around Europe. The reasons that these project focussed programmes tend to work was explained. ISO quality standards were criticised. The integration of various tolls and methods were demonstrated. A case study was shown that linked the full six-sigma strategy and a re-cap of the main points was shown. Delegates seemed enthused by the presentation.

Dave later mentioned how ISRU consultants can work with clients, via the use of specialised training programmes backed up by on-going business and technical support. Another support tool he talked about was the use of ISRU’s distance learning modules that cover the major statistical tools involved in Six Sigma training programmes. This is a suitable option for companies who currently do not have the time or resources to embark on a major ‘Six-Sigma’ programme but feel that their employees require an awareness and appropriate knowledge of "Six-Sigma" tools and applications. Following this 4 companies expressed a wish to engage in Six-Sigma, Cookson-Fukuda of Shiremoor, Jackel International of Cramlington, Rite-Vent of Washington, Apollo Plastics of Hull and these are all being contacted directly.

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University of Newcastle upon Tyne
ISRU Stephenson Centre
NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
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