The Institute for Business and Industrial Statistics of the University of Amsterdam supports quality and efficiency improvement initiatives based on its expertise in the field of statistical methodology. IBIS UvA has over 15 years of experience with (Lean) Six Sigma, and has supported (Lean) Six Sigma initiatives at General Electric Plastics, Douwe Egberts, DAF Trucks, Dommelvalley, LG.Philips Displays, Philips Lighting, Getronics, PostNL, Achmea Pensioenen, ABN AMRO Bank, AEGON, Wolters Kluwer, NedTrain, Rode Kruis Hospital, Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital, Reinier de Graaf Group, Universitair Medisch Centrum Groningen, Heijmans, Ziggo and many more Dutch and international organizations.
The institute is owned by the University of Amsterdam, and is seen internationally as a center of expertise in Lean Six Sigma and industrial statistics. The members of the institute are frequent publishers in the international scientific literature as well as the professional literature. Members of the institute have authored a number of books about Lean Six Sigma and Statistical Process Control. The quality of the research done by the institute is confirmed by the awards that members of the institute have won.
IBIS UvA is a research and consultancy unit. The institute sees the interaction between scientific research on the one hand, and the application of technology in business and industry on the other as its core:
- research focuses on statistical methodology for quality and efficiency improvement, and on the business economic context of quality and efficiency improvement;
- consultancy focuses on the support of Lean Six Sigma implementation programs, in which the institute plays the role of master black belt (project support, training, program support).