IIE Conference

The IIE Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference will be held September 13-14, 2011 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North in Atlanta, GA. If you are an ASQ member, you can save $200 off your registration fee.

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with practitioners and researchers to share the successes for applying proven tools and methods to increase productivity, efficiency, and profitability.

This conference will help you to continue deepening your knowledge of what’s new and what’s next in quality and lean with insights from different industries and institutions with a variety of presentations focused on solutions and results.

The conference will be filled with a variety of activities:

  • Pre-conference workshops
  • Multidisciplinary educational sessions and case studies on all experience levels
  • Twenty-seven 45-minute industry presentations
  • Twenty-seven 15-minute academic/research presentations
  • Networking opportunities

Informative and knowledgeable featured speakers include:

Tim Copes
Vice President, Manufacturing & Quality
Boeing Commercial Airplanes

“What we do out on the manufacturing floor is critically important and has to be right every time. We have the same competitive pressures that many other companies do, and we need to use tools like lean and Six Sigma to improve our production capabilities.”

Richard M. Calvaruso
Lean Leader – Appliances
GE Home & Business Solutions – Appliances & Lighting

“Lean and Six Sigma complement each other. The Six Sigma tool sort of helps you improve what I consider the value-add part of the process, and the lean tools help you eliminate the waste.”

Russ Pirasteh, Ph.D.
Vice President, Operations Excellence
Stephen Gould Corp.

“A lot of organizations have turned away from Six Sigma. They think that it is time-consuming, it is ineffective, and all those things, when they really didn’t do their homework right.”

Jason Daugherty
Business Unit Team Leader – Operations
John Deere Power Products

“Six Sigma is just a tool. Empowering your people to use those tools is what is really going to make the difference in anyone’s organization. It’s the training and focus on how to use the tools and then allowing them to do that.”

Visit the Institute of Industrial Engineers’ conference web site for more information.