STATE COLLEGE, PA-They may be from a variety of different industries, but the winners of the inaugural Indian Process Excellence Awards have a common factor: Minitab Statistical Software.

The awards were presented on September 22, 2011, during the International Quality and Productivity Center PEX Network's first Indian Lean Six Sigma & Process Improvement Summit. This two-day event in New Delhi brought together leaders from across the Indian region to share ideas and experiences in Lean, Six Sigma and business process management strategy.

Winners were selected on their achievements in a range of judging criteria covering business results, direction setting and portfolio management, implementation, project execution, innovation and creating an environment for change.

Minitab Inc., a developer of statistical and process improvement software, and Cubic Computing, Minitab's independent local reseller in India, congratulate the winners and runners up:

Best Process Improvement Project in Service & Transaction
Winner: Genpact India
Honorable Mention: Max New York Life Insurance Co

Best Process Improvement Project in Manufacturing
Winner and Honorable Mention: Reliance Industries Ltd., Hazira Manufacturing Division

Best Process Improvement Program
Winner: WNS Global Services Pvt. Ltd.

Minitab Inc. is one of the world's leading developers of statistical and process improvement software. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer.