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ILSSI honors Professor Jiju Antony with Lifetime Outstanding Contribution to Lean Six Sigma

September 20, 2021

The International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSI) presented Dr. Jiju Antony, Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, with the prestigious “Lifetime Outstanding Contribution to Lean Six Sigma” award in recognition for Dr. Antony’s work and contributions to the understanding and standardization of Lean Six Sigma, a team-focused managerial approach that seeks to improve performance by eliminating waste and defects.


John Dennis, Chairman of the ILSSI (UK), presented Dr. Antony with the award on 19 July 2021 at the Edinburgh Business School, where Dr. Antony was also celebrated by colleagues and other ILSSI members. He commented: “Professor Antony has made a remarkable contribution to the field of quality management, quality engineering and now an advancement to the field of Lean Six Sigma. The ILSSI would like to thank him for his lifetime of service to the advancement of Lean Six Sigma.” 


Dr. Antony has been a pillar in the field of Six Sigma. In 2004, he founded the Centre for Research in Six Sigma and Process Excellence (CRISSPE), the first Six Sigma research center in Europe. The center aims to further promote Six Sigma, Lean Strategy, Quality Management and Business Process Improvement Methods in the UK and Europe. 


Dr. Antony is also a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), Fellow of the Institute of Operations Management (FIOM), Fellow of the American Society of Quality (FASQ), Fellow of the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSi) and a Fellow of the Institute of the Six Sigma Professionals (ISSP).


“I am truly honored to receive this Lifetime Achievement award from the International Lean Six Sigma Institute and will be delighted to work closely with the chairman and other colleagues for further advancement of Lean Six Sigma,” Dr. Antony said. 


The ILSSI is based in Cambridge, England and was established as a partnership of Lean Six Sigma professionals in the UK, EU, USA, Asia and the Middle-East that focuses on providing International collaboration, common understanding and standards for both Lean and Six Sigma principles, tools and techniques. The ILSSI offers training, certification, coaching, and consulting services directly and through the network. It also hosts an annual conference for Lean Six Sigma practitioners. 


Ara Maj Cruz
Creative Writer
20 September 2021