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Dr. Jiju Antony Honored with the UK Institute of Six Sigma Professionals’ Significant Contribution Award 2021

December 12, 2021

Dr. Jiju Antony, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, won the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals (ISSP) Best Project Awards 2021 in the category “Significant Contribution to the field of Lean Six Sigma.”  


Upon winning the award, Steve Anthony, CEO of the Institute of Six Sigma Professionals, UK, said: “Dr. Antony has for many years been the go-to person for robust research and opinion in the world of Lean Six Sigma, and his international conferences, publications, students and research are world class. The ISSP wishes to recognize Dr. Antony’s contribution to the world of Lean Six Sigma by honoring him with the ISSP 2021 Significant Contribution award.”


 Professor Antony’s contribution to the body of Lean Six Sigma include:

  • Highest number of citations for his research outputs on Lean Six Sigma according to Scopus and Google Scholar
  • Highest number of academic journal papers and practitioner-oriented papers published on various Lean Six Sigma topics
  • Founder of the International Conference on Lean Six Sigma since 2004
  • Founder of the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma published by Emerald since 2010
  • Trained over 1000 professionals from 185 plus companies across over 20 countries
  • Winner of the Walter Mazing Book prize in 2020 for his book entitled “Ten Commandments of Lean Six Sigma”
  • Outstanding Contribution to Quality Management practice award from the Chartered Quality Institute (UK) in 2020
  • “Lifetime Outstanding Contribution to Lean Six Sigma” award from the International Lean Six Sigma Institute in summer 2021


Dr. Antony is recognized worldwide as a leader in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) methodology for improving processes and achieving operational excellence. He has put his passion for process improvement to use. As a certified LSS Master Black Belt (the pinnacle of Six Sigma expertise), Dr. Antony has a proven track record for conducting internationally leading research in the field of Quality Management, Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence.


For example, Dr. Antony was instrumental in introducing Lean Six Sigma to a public sector organization with over 400 employees in Scotland, UK in 2012. He was responsible for training, coaching and mentoring over 60 Lean Six Sigma projects in this organization and demonstrated savings of more than 1.5 million sterling pounds over a three-year period. 


He was also responsible for introducing Lean Six Sigma at a Scottish Utility company, where he trained, coached and mentored over 30 people, which resulted in hard cash savings of more than 2 million sterling pounds over a period of less than 18 months. 


He has also helped a Scottish university develop an LSS program and delivered over 50 business process improvement projects with varied complexity.


Dr. Antony teaches quality and reliability engineering and advanced quality management practices in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering. He aspires to set up an Operational Excellence Research Center integrated with Industry 4.0 at KU so that many local businesses can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their processes. 


The Institute of Six Sigma Professionals was established in 2011 in order to link like-minded people with an interest in Six Sigma around the UK. They support and develop Six Sigma professionals through various networking events, access to training materials, accreditation services and more.


Erica Solomon
Senior Publication Specialist
12 December 2021