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

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How To Enter The 2018 Project 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 12 Project Awards Categories

  • Best Achievement in Cultural Transformation & Sustainability to deliver a high performing Enterprise Excellence culture.
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Business Expansion and Revenue Growth.
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Customer Experience Excellence.
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver Business Transformation
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver Digital Transformation
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Value Creation or Innovation Execution project
  • Best Achievement in Technology Enabled Process Automation (Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, Cognitive Learning, Blockchain etc)
  • Best Achievement in Data Analytics enabling Operational Excellence
  • Best Achievement in Visual Management
  • Best Achievement in Cloud Infrastructure enabling Operational Excellence
  • Best Achievement in Virtual Reality to drive Operational Excellence programs
  • Best Operational Excellence project under 90 days

 

Entry Guidelines & Rules

Entries to the business process excellence categories of The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards should be for one Operational Excellence project. 

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

Multiple projects can be entered, but each project can only be entered once. 

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 project


  • The Operational Excellence project implementation and timeline


  • The size of the project challenge


  • The organizational impact of the Operational Excellence project
    • How the process ownership has been established to support ongoing operational excellence projects

 

  • The business results of Operational Excellence project
    • 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. 

Verification

The results of the Operational Excellence deployment must be accompanied by verification from the divisional financial controller or equivalent position.

Criteria for the Judging Panel

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

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

 

The Scoring Matrix is as follows:

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

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

Implementation

 

Score 1-3 - Implementation process is not impressive

 

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

 

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

Organizational Learning

 

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

 

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

 

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

Creative Use of Tools

 

Score 1-3 - Project deployment shows little or no evidence of being innovative

 

Score 4-6 - Project deployment shows reasonable evidence of being innovative

 

Score 7-10 - Project deployment shows significant evidence of being innovative

 

Eligibility Period

Entries must be for work that was carried out in the main during the period 2015-2017. It is not necessary that the project has been started or fully completed during this period.