The Lean division of IIE is launching its third industry best practice award and welcomes applications from organizational teams for the Lean Best Practice Award 2013.
The Lean Best Practice Award recognizes organizations for innovative and effective implementation of lean principles and practices that deliver exemplary business performance improvement. IIE will conduct the award competition to promote successful implementation of lean by recognizing best in class industries and sharing their stories with others. This is a very prestigious award for a team and their industry.
The award will be bestowed to the top three teams and be presented at the IIE Annual Conference & Expo in San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 18-22, 2013.
To provide necessary detail and ensure consistency in judging, prepare the narrative portion of the entry according to the respective requirements on the submission form. Your narrative document must be a maximum of five standard pages using a minimum font size of 10 points. Supporting materials or samples may be included if they are directly applicable to your entry, however, they will not be returned. You may also include a support letter from the top management highlighting the scope, impact and sustainability of the lean project.
The complete application package is due to the chair of the committee by Jan. 31, 2013. Applicants must send their submissions electronically – preferably as an e-mail attachment. In case of large electronic documents, applicants may upload them in an online repository (i.e. www.yousendit.com and provide the access to the chair of the committee. Submit your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2013 Committee Chair:MD SarderUniversity of Southern Mississippimd.email@example.com
First place: Ron Phipps, MD Anderson-UTTitle: "The Lean Journey at MD Anderson's Labs"
Second place (tie): Mark Nashl, Pelco Inc.Title: "Warehouse Order Picking Process"
Second place (tie): Chris Nelson and Keith Rigoni, BAE Systems Inc.Title: "A Lean Transformation in Material Handling"