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How to Enter The 2017 Operational Excellence Deployment Leader of the Year 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: 

October 16, 2016:   Awards Entries Open

December 31, 2016: Awards Entries Close

January 24, 2017:  Awards Shortlist & CEO of the Year Announced

March 22, 2017: Awards Ceremony & Winners Announced   

The Awards will be held in conjunction with the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit in the beautiful Palm Ballroom on March 22, 2017 at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Deployment Leader of The Year Award

This Award will be given to the person who has lead the organizations through successful Operational Excellence deployments, and delivered the most outstanding results for their organization. 

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 individual’s performance:

  • Career History to-date
  • Strategic objectives of the Deployment Challenge
  • Scope 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
  • Organizational Impact of the Deployment Challenge
    • the extent of cultural change and people development levels
  • Business Results of the Deployment Challenge
    • 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.

 

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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.

 

Criteria for the Judging Panel

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

  1. Quality of Leadership: the effectiveness of the leadership role provided by the deployment leader
  2. Value Generation: how significant to the organization was the value generated from the Operational Excellence deployment
  3. Implementation: the quality of the implementation process in the deployment
  4. Organizational Learning: how did the organization develop as a result of the Operational Excellence deployment
  5. Strategic Relevance: how does the Operational Excellence deployment fit in with the organization’s strategic objectives

 

The Scoring Matrix is as follows:

 


 

Quality of Leadership

 

Score 1-3 - No strong evidence of effective leadership role by deployment leader

 

Score 4-6 - Entry shows the deployment leader was reasonably effective in their leadership role

 

Score 7-10- Evident that the deployment leader was significantly effective in their leadership role

Value Generation

 

Score 1-3 - Results not that impressive

 

Score 4-6 - Results fairly impressive

 

Score 7-10 Results very to exceedingly Impressive

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

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

 

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Best Practises for your Main Entry Document

Read the guidelines thoroughly

Ensure you are following the guidelines specifically based on the category you are applying for – don’t have any information gaps where you could lose points – remember your entry will work it way through the ranks on its score. It’s absolutely crucial that you pay strict attention to detail here, as there are subtle differences that can easily be overlooked. 

Enlist the help of your Comms Department

It is so obvious when a good, trained writer has helped to put the entry together  - judges love to read well-written entries, and in many cases, a well-written entry is more likely to win as it drives interest, and reads easily. 

View your Entry as a 10 minute pitch opportunity or case study

You have to impress the judges, and you will probably at the outset get 10 or so minutes of their attention - If you impress them, then they will give you more time as they consider how to score your entry, and be more considerate on their scoring – that’s human nature! Impress them, and they will fight your corner when it comes to debating the winners.

Keep it concise and relevant

Even if you are left with a free quarter page after all the key information has been supplied, don’t be tempted to fill the space with irrevelant information. Many awards wins come from entries with word counts well below the requirement. Blank space on a space can be very attractive to a judge working through dozens of applications! 

Let the results do the talking

This awards program is about results – cost reductions, sales growth, productivity improvement, etc, etc – give us the facts. Litter your entries with facts, clear charts, and a clean presentation, and you are bound to do so much better for it.

Get a colleague to proof-read 

Make sure that your entry makes good sense to an external reader, which is what the judges will be. An employee may not tell you exactly like it is, and you need someone slightly removed to ensure this is the case. This will de-internalise your document, and make sure that it makes sense!

A clear structure

Ensure your document is clearly laid out for the judges to make short work of your case study - make images clear and informative, try to avoid rambling, keep the facts at the forefront. Ensure the document is neat, and the writing flows easily - no text boxes all over the place!

Information on Entering

How To Enter

Entries must be submitted through the online entry form.

 

Entry Deadline

The early bird deadline is 11.59pm (PST) on Wednesday November 30, 2016.
The late deadline is 11.59pm (PST) on Friday December, 31, 2016

 

Price of Entry

$195.00 if received before Wednesday, November 30, 2016

$295 if received before Friday, December 31, 2016. 

 

Awards Presentation 

The winning Awards will be presented at The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Gala Event on Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in the beautiful Palm Ballroom at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort


The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Book

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Book will feature all the Award winners in each of the categories. It will provide insightful case-study materials, which the winning organisations have achieved through the application of Operational Excellence methodologies.  The Awards Book will be published shortly after the awards program. 

Previous Winning Case Studies

This awards program started back in 2006, as The Global Six Sigma Awards and took place in conjunction with the Global Lean Six Sigma and Business Improvement Summit, and quickly became the industry’s most prestigious program. This was not only due to its size, but importantly due to the two-step scoring & judging ratification process, a strict policy to avoid no conflicts of interest, and a confidentiality agreement that judges sign-up to, which still exists in today awards.

BTOES17 has taken over this elite awards program and have taken it into the new age of Operational Excellence focused not just on Lean Six Sigma and incremental improvements at the operational level, but also strongly aligned with strategy execution, value creation, customer experience, and business transformation to create the future.

Please click here to view a list of previous winning case studies