- 07 Apr 2009
Topic: What is a sigma and why do I need 6 of them?
June 23, seminar: 6:00pm
Location: York University - room to be announced
Cost: seminar - FREE
dinner $15 (students $5)
Please RSVP to Tina Haller at email@example.com
by June 18 if you plan to
attend the seminar or the dinner.
If you plan to attend the dinner, please mail a cheque payable to TABA to
6 Matson Drive
In the most recent issue of STATS the lead article is: "What is a sigma and
why do I need 6 of them?". For our next TABA seminar we would like to
explore this question even further with Johan Harmsen Ing-E giving us a talk
on 6 Sigma. Johan Harmsen is a Master Black Belt and Trainer in 6 Sigma for
Lincoln Electric. He works for Indalco in Brampton as their QA Manager and
has been practicing and training 6 Sigma for 11 years. The savings realized
by the process improvements made using 6 Sigma initiatives in the past few
years have translated into almost a third of the profit realized by Indalco.
GSK has people at their manufacturing centre practicing a close cousin of 6
Sigma called Lean Sigma, so it is entering our industry. Come out and hear
what 6 Sigma is, how it is used in the manufacturing industry, and how the
techniques can be applied to the pharmaceutical and biostatistical industry
to bring about process improvements. This will not be a technical
statistical talk, so please feel free to invite your non-statistical
colleagues as well.
Jamie Myles - President
Ruth Cruxford - Vice President
Tina Haller - Treasurer
Lorinda Simms - Secretary
Melanie Poulin-Costello - Secretary