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CER Seminar Discusses Business Efficiency

APRIL 1, 2005--The UW-River Falls Center for Economic Research is holding a seminar examining ways to have quality as well as efficiency in business operations on April 15 at 3:15 p.m. in Room 321 of South Hall.

Fazi Amirahmadi, a process engineer at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., will present information on the popular business philosophy, "Lean Six Sigma."

The presentation is designed for business leaders, managers and administrators in all industries and sectors.

Amirahmadi discusses the meaning of "lean," "six sigma," and "lean six sigma," during his presentation. In its most simple sense, six sigma is a highly disciplined approach to decision-making that helps people focus on improving processes to make them as near perfect as possible. Done properly, the process will ensure improved efficiency in internal business operations. A goal of lean six sigma is to strive for perfection in the quality of operations at the maximum plausible speed, enabling the business to work out defects and eliminate them.

Amirahmadi holds a doctorate in industrial management systems engineering. He has 20 years' experience in education and industry, and is certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is a former senior management engineer for the Northwest Wisconsin Manufacturing Outreach Center, where he assisted many companies in various industries to increase productivity, reduce costs and improve quality.

The seminar is free and open to the public. The presentation will be preceded by refreshments at 3 p.m. in Room 317 of South Hall.

For more information on the center or the seminar series, contact Hamid Tabesh at 715/425-3335 or e-mail


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