1993 …2021

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Research interests

Professor Antony's current research interests include:

  • Design of Experiments for manufacturing and service processes
  • Taguchi Methods for Process Optimisation
  • Quality Management tools and techniques
  • Continuous Improvement practices for small and medium sized enterprises
  • Lean for Service Industry
  • Lean for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Lean for Public Sector Organisations
  • Six Sigma for Financial Services
  • Six Sigma for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Lean Six Sigma for Public Sector Organisations
  • Lean Six Sigma for Voluntary Sector
  • Lean Six Sigma for Healthcare
  • Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education


Professor Jiju Antony is recognised worldwide as a leader in 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 founded the Centre for Research in Six Sigma and Process Excellence (CRISSPE) in 2004, establishing the first research centre in Europe in the field of Six Sigma.  He is 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).  He has recently been elected to the International Academy of Quality. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and has trained over 1200 people as Lean Six Sigma Yellow, Green and Black Belts from over 22 countries representing over 180 organisations in the last 12 years. 

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 375 journal, conference and white papers and 8 text books.  He has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal papers and three text books on Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma topics alone and is considered to be one of the highest in the world for the number of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma publications. His publications have appeared in the International Journal of Production Research, International Journals of Production Economics, European Journal of Operational Research, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Production Planning and Control, Quality Management Journal (ASQ), Quality and Reliability Engineering International, TQM and Business Excellence, Journal of Operational Research Society to name but a few. Two of his papers published in 2002 entitled (Critical Success Factors for the successful implementation of Six Sigma projects in organisations (over 600 google citations) and Key Ingredients for the effective implementation of Six Sigma program (over 750 google citations)) have the highest citations making them the most referred to papers in the world in the field of Six Sigma. He has an h-index of 66 according to Google Scholar.

He has been successful in generating over £12 million worth of research money from various research funding bodies in the UK and abroad. He is the founder of the International Conference on Six Sigma and is also the founder of the International Conference on Lean Six Sigma for Higher Education. He is currently serving as the Editor of the International Journal of Lean Six Sigma, Associate Editor of the TQM and Business Excellence Journal (a leading Quality Management Journal), and Associate Editor of Quality in Education (ASQ). He is serving on the Editorial Board of 10 international journals. 

He has been a keynote speaker for a number of international conferences. Professor Antony has worked on a number of consultancy projects with several blue chip companies such as Rolls-Royce, Bosch, Siemens, Parker Pen, Siemens, Ford, Scottish Power, Tata Motors, Thales, Nokia, Philips, General Electric, NHS, Glasgow City Council, ACCESS, Scottish Water, University Sectors and a number of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. He served as the Strategic Advisor for Continuous Improvement within Police Scotland during 2013-2015 and currently serving as the Research Director for the International Lean Six Sigma Institute (ILSSi).


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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