For Immediate Release
Milwaukee, Wis., March 18, 2013 — ASQ, the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts, has announced 32 global teams from 10 countries as finalists in the 28th annual International Team Excellence Awards.
The teams will be part of the quality impact sessions and live team case study presentations May 6 – 8, at ASQ’s Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Teams representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, service, education, healthcare, and government will vie for the coveted ASQ gold, silver and bronze level awards. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony Wednesday, May 8, and will serve as benchmarks of organizational excellence in all industries for years to come.
The finalists’ projects showcase creative and innovative solutions and organizational cost savings. Conference attendees can observe team project presentations that demonstrate the real-life application of quality tools to achieve valuable business results.
The following finalists have been invited to participate in the 2013 International Team Excellence Award Process. Their project summaries can be found at wcqi.asq.org.
Since 1985, more than 1,000 teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United States have participated in this team recognition process — the only one of its kind in the United States. Organizations such as 3M, Alcoa, Bayer, Boeing, Ford, General Motors, Humana, Reliance Industries Ltd., the largest business enterprise in India, and Telefonica, a major cell phone operator in Argentina, have all showcased proven results with long-term implications, resulting in cost savings of billions of dollars.
Keynote speakers at this year’s ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, at which the International Team Excellence Awards takes place, include:
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the world’s corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrow’s critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India and Mexico. Learn more about ASQ’s members, mission, technologies and training at www.asq.org.