Professor Jiju Antony

Professor Jiju Antony
School of Management & Languages; Dept. of Business Management, Heriot-Watt University

Professor Jiju Antony is recognised worldwide as a leader in quality management and Lean Six Sigma methodology for achieving and sustaining process excellence. He is a Professor of Quality Management in the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society (UK), Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute (CQI), UK, Fellow of the Institute of Operations Management (FIOM), UK, Fellow of the American Society of Quality (FASQ), USA, Fellow of the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSi), USA and a Fellow of the Institute of the Six Sigma Professionals (ISSP), UK.  He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has trained over 1400 people as Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belts from over 22 countries representing over 180 organisations in the last 12 years. He has been elected to the International Academy for Quality (IAQ) as an Academician, the first ever elected person from Scotland and 4th in the UK due to his major contributions in the field of quality management. IAQ has so far 84 Academicians from over 40 countries in the world.

Professor Antony is currently coaching and mentoring a number of Lean Six Sigma projects from various companies in the UK ranging from manufacturing, service to public sector organisations including the NHS, City Councils, NHS 24, Police Scotland, ACCESS, Business Stream, Scottish Water and University sectors including University of Strathclyde, University of Nottingham, University of Cork, Ireland and Purdue University, USA. 

He has a proven track record for conducting internationally leading research in the field of Quality Management and Lean Six Sigma. Professor Antony has authored over 400 journal, conference and white papers and 10 text books.  He has published over 250 papers on Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma topics alone and is considered to be the highest in the world for the number of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma publications. According to Google Scholar, he has the highest citations in Quality Management, Continuous Improvement and Six Sigma topics in the world. He has an h-index of 81 according to Google Scholar.