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WCBF Announces Finalists for Six Sigma, Business Improvements Awards

CHICAGO, September 7-Provider of Six Sigma conferences WCBF has announced the shortlist of finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program. A total of 40 entries have been selected by the independent judging panel from 12 categories to go forward to the final stages of the judging process.

The winners will be announced during WCBF's Global Lean Six Sigma & Business Improvement Summit, October 14-17, 2008, in Orlando at the Awards Gala Dinner on Wednesday, October 15, 2008, at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando.

Listed by category, the finalists for the 2008 Global Six Sigma & Business Improvement Awards program are:

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Financial Services
BMO Financial Group
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Deutsche Bank
Toyota Financial Services
United Services Automobile Association

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Healthcare
ALSAC/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Sisters of Saint Francis Health Services Inc.

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in Manufacturing

Best Achievement of Organizational Business Improvement in the IT, Software and Telecoms Industries
British American Tobacco – Group Service Delivery

Best Achievement of Organization Business Improvement in Transactional Services
Infosys BPO Ltd
Firstsource Solutions Ltd.

Best Emerging Business Improvement Deployment
Avis Budget Group
PAS Technologies Inc.
Prestolite Electric Inc.

Best Project Achievement in Business Enabling Process – HR/IT/Regulatory/Risk Management
Dephi Powertrain Systems
Depository Trust and Clearing Corp.

Best Project Achievement in Health, Safety and Environment
TRW Automotive
University Health Network

Best Project Achievement in Innovation or Product Development (including Design for Six Sigma)
Capital One Bank
Satyam BPO Ltd.
The Army Research Development Engineering Center

Best Project Achievement in Sales, Marketing or Customer Experience
Borusan Power Systems
Capital One Bank
Firstsource Solutions ltd.
United Airlines

Best Project Achievement in Supply Chain Management
OCBC Bank Sonoco
Teradyne Inc.

Six Sigma and Business Deployment Leader of the Year Award
Dave Curran, Managing Director, Operations & Transformation, Personal, ANZ
Richard Lam, Deployment Leader, BMO Financial Group
Chandeep Singh, Senior Vice President, Process Excellence, Firstsource Solutions Ltd.
Andre Booyzen, Senior Manager, Centre for Leadership and Business Excellence, Lonmin

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