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Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry Awards (BTOES18)

The Largest Premier Gathering of Leadership-Level Industry Leaders & Senior-Executives. The Best Audience. The Most Engaging Event.

How To Enter The 2018 Organizational Awards

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards are open to all organizations, both private and public sector, across the globe, which have implemented Operational Excellence programs to deliver outstanding business results and business transformations.

Key Dates: 

November 10, 2017: Early bird entry deadline

December 1, 2017: All Awards Entries close

January 24, 2018: Awards Shortlist & CEO of the Year Announced

March 14 2018: Awards Ceremony & Winners Announced

 

The Awards will be held in conjunction with the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit on March 14, 2018 in Orlando, Fl.

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There are 9 Organizational Categories

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Manufacturing

  • This award will be given to an organization in the manufacturing industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

  • This award will be given to an organization in the pharmaceuticals & life sciences industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Healthcare

  • This award will be given to an organization in the healthcare industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Automotive & Transportation

  • This award will be given to an organization in the automotive & transportation industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Banking, Capital Markets & Insurance

  • This award will be given to an organization in the banking, capital markets & insurance industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Government & Defense

  • This award will be given to an organization in the government & defense industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities

  • This award will be given to an organization in the oil & gas/power & utilities industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Technology & Communications

  • This award will be given to an organization in the technology & communications industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Hospitality & Construction

  • This award will be given to an organization in the hospitality & construction industry, which has achieved the most outstanding business results and business transformation through Operational Excellence deployments.

 

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Entry Guidelines & Rules

Entries to the Organizational categories of The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards program should be for one large, significant impact Operational Excellence project, or a series of multiple smaller projects, which demonstrate how Operational Excellence is being deployed within the organization or the organizational operating unit.

Entries will be required to complete the online entry form outlining the information about the deployment.

An organization or an organizational operating unit may enter only one category.

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Main Entry Document

The main entry document must contain a 250-word synopsis at the beginning of the document and be no longer that four pages of A4. It should outline the following information on the Operational Excellence activity:

The Main Entry Document is your pitch – so your entry should all be in this one document. 

The 250-word synopsis – is a judges’ aid – it allows them to get a summary understanding of your entry and is a useful tool for you to guide them to the key components (i.e. significant results) within your entry. 

These guidelines are your aid to stay focused and to the point. The reason we keep it to four pages is to keep it relevant. Judges do not want to read excessive descriptions; they want a succinct entry and the key facts.

Below is the information required, this is how you will scored – i.e. this is what the judging are looking for. So it is important to ensure that your four page main entry document is covering all the information required. 

 

  • The strategic objectives and scope of the Operational Excellence deployment
    • Short term strategy (1-2 years)
    • Long term strategy (3-5 years)


  • The Operational Excellence implementation and timeline


  • The size of the deployment challenge
    • Number of business divisions in which deployment is a mandate
    • Deployment geographical coverage
    • The penetration of the Operational Excellence deployment across the organization


  • The impact of the Operational Excellence deployment
    • Percentage of trained Operational Excellence, Lean or other Operational Excellence practitioners
    • Number of Operational Excellence projects initiated to-date
    • Percentage of Operational Excellence projects completed to-date


  • The organizational results of Operational Excellence deployment
    • All results must be shown in percentage terms, not absolute values. Where this is not appropriate, raw data will be accepted. There should be evidence of financial business results – earnings/ sales revenues/margins but the judges will also take into account the strategic relevance of the results achieved. 

Supporting Materials

Entrants may supply supporting materials to provide further insight to the Operational Excellence deployment. These materials must be no longer than two pages of A4 and should only contain sample material from the deployment. Typically they may include examples of internal documentation, organograms, internal and expert reports.

Entries do not need to have supporting materials but if you do include them do cross reference them within your main entry document so that the judges are actively encouraged to read them.

We used to allow more pagination for supporting materials but the judges found that generally there was too much material supplied that was not directly pertinent to the entry and thus were less than enthusiastic about reading through it.

Support documents can be supplied in confidence, please mark this on the supporting document, and they will be destroyed after view. 

Criteria for the Judging Panel

The judges will consider the following criteria when grading all organizational entries:

  1. Value Generation: how significant to the organization was the value generated from the Operational Excellence deployment
  2. Customer Benefit: the beneficial impact of the deployment results on customers – internal and external
  3. Organizational Learning: how did the organization develop as a result of the Operational Excellence deployment
  4. Implementation: the quality of the implementation process in the deployment
  5. Strategic Relevance: how does the Operational Excellence deployment fit in with the organization’s strategic objectives
  6. Leadership Engagement: the level of senior management involvement

The Scoring Matrix is as follows:

Value Generation

 

Score 1-3 - Results not that impressive

 

Score 4-6 - Results fairly impressive

 

Score 7-10 Results very to exceedingly Impressive

Customer Benefit

 

Score 1-3 - No strong evidence of customer benefit

 

Score 4-6 - Entry shows reasonable level of customer benefit

 

Score 7-10- Evident that there has been significant customer benefit

Organizational Learning

 

Score 1-3  - No clear signs of organizational development through Operational Excellence

 

Score 4-6 - Entry shows reasonable levels of organizational development through Operational Excellence

 

Score 7-10 - Evident that there has been significant organizational development though Operational Excellence

Implementation

 

Score 1-3 - Implementation process is not impressive

 

Score 4-6 - Implementation process is to a reasonable standard

 

Score 7-10 - Implementation process is of an impressive standard

Strategic Relevance

 

Score 1-3 - Operational Excellence does not factor strongly within the organizational strategy

 

Score 4-6 - Operational Excellence plays a reasonable role within organizational strategy

 

Score 7-10 - Operational Excellence has a key role within the organizational strategy

Leadership Engagement

 

Score 1-3 - No strong evidence of senior management involvement

 

Score 4-6 - Entry shows reasonable level of senior management involvement

 

Score 7-10 - Evidence of significant involvement of senior management

 

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