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Awards Announcement: Lean Best Practice Award

The Lean Division of IIE launched its third Industry Best Practice award and invited applications from organizational teams. The Lean Best Practice Award recognizes organizations for innovative and effective implementation of Lean principles and practices that deliver exemplary business performance improvement. Every year IIE conducts 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 evaluation criteria stipulates that the lean implementation should: 

  1. Be innovative.
  2. Have clear measurable performance objectives that were met.
  3. Be simple and straightforward.
  4. Use lean tools and techniques.
  5. Derive significant and measurable outcomes such as cost reduction, lead time reduction, quality improvement, safety improvement, etc.
  6. Be sustainable.
  7. Finally, the quality of the presentation is excellent including problem statement, clear descriptions, and metrics with visuals.

There were 12 entries to the competition this year. Four finalists were chosen to attend a session and give a presentation at the Annual Conference in San Juan. The four finalists are:

Title of Submission 

Organization and Location 

Team members 

Manufacturing processes for operational excellence in the apparel industry.

MAS Linea Aqua.

Sri Lanka

Hemantha Perera 

Lalith Herath 

Pharmacy Go Lean: an initiative in the lean culture

MD Anderson Center.

Houston, TX

Lucy Moyer 

Parviz Kheirkhah 

Implementing lean Supplier pull systems via supplier portal.

Harris Corporation

Rochester, NY.

Julie Sission 

Joe Giorgianni 

Lead Time reduction for the “Support Service Group Customer Metrics Report”

Tata Consultancy Services

Bangalore, India.

Ankush Arora 

Vikash Ranjan 


We invite you to attend these presentations on Monday, May 20 at 8 a.m. in the Maguey room. If you are able to attend all four presentations, the IIE Lean Division the IIE Lean Division would request you to volunteer your time as a judge – please email Division president Aman Sapra (asapra@stonge.com) if you would like to judge the award presentations. 

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