-- Recognizing the world's finest best practices in manufacturing and supply chain management
MOUNTAIN VIEW, California, Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Frost & Sullivan announced joining forces with Manufacturing Executive to recognize best in class manufacturers around the world. The 2012 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) 100 program recipients are recognized for their best practices achievements in quality, operational excellence, customer value enhancement, as well as other categories.
The Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards honor companies and individuals that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. Award nominees and their technology partners describe their breakthrough projects using a nomination form. A panel of expert judges select the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Award recipients, who will be honored at the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Summit on May 15 at the Breakers Resort in Palm Beach, Fla. Past ML100 Award winners include Boeing, Eaton, General Motors, Ford, Lockheed Martin, and Porsche.
Also today, Frost & Sullivan announced the start of the 2013 search for the world's best manufacturing companies. Manufacturers, vendors, consultants, and their customers are encouraged to demonstrate their world class, breakthrough processes and projects by submitting nominations for the 2013 ML100 Awards. Manufacturers may submit their transformative projects in seven categories. The deadline for submitting 2013 ML100 Award nominations is Nov. 20
New technologies, global economic uncertainties, industry convergence, and breakthrough best practices are transforming the manufacturing ecosystem at an accelerating rate, forcing manufacturers to continuously rethink how they can maximize the value they deliver to their customers. ML100 Award recipients are manufacturers that have been able to harness these dramatic market changes to achieve growth and sustained competitive advantage.
Frost & Sullivan would like to announce the recipients of the 2012 ML100 Awards. The project categories and recipients are:
- 3M Corp.
- Aribex Inc.
- Card-Monroe Corp.
- Eram Scientific Solutions Ltd.
- Honeywell FM&T (Discovery-Based Capability Development Gated Process)
- IBM Corp. (HIP Defect Mechanism)
- Local Motors
- Polygon Solutions Inc.
Global Value Chain
- BAE Systems Land & Armaments
- Chirch Global Manufacturing LLC
- IBM Corp. (Critical Parts Management)
- IBM Corp. (Global Customer Solutions Center Network)
- IBM Corp. (Value-Added Concept)
- Midmark Corp.
- Navico Inc.
- Oracle Corp.
- PPG Industries
- Stanley Black & Decker
- Toshiba America Business Solutions
- TVS Motor Co. Ltd.
- Automation Federation
- Bridge Publications Inc.
- Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing
- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.
- Manchester School of Technology
- BMW AG
- Columbia Manufacturing
- Harbec Inc.
- Institute for Sustainable Communities
- Lexmark International Inc.
- Pentair Inc.
- Nalco Co.
- Eaton Corp.
- First Solar Inc.
- Gloucester Engineering Company Inc.
- L'Oréal (chATMAN)
- PRIDE Industries Inc.
- American Italian Pasta Company
- Ball Aerospace and Technology Corp.
- Boston Scientific
- Cardinal Ethanol LLC
- Cummins Inc.
- Dunn-Edwards Corp.
- Ford Motor Co.
- IBM (Cultural and Lean Transformation)
- International Game Technology
- KAO USA Inc.
- Kerry Group Plc
- L'Oréal USA Inc.
- Lion Vallen Industries
- MBX Systems
- Mity-Lite Inc.
- PACCAR Inc.
- Pella Corp.
- Tessy Plastics Corp.
- Worthington Industries
- Beam Inc.
- Bodypoint Inc.
- Cast Aluminum Solutions LLC
- Clips & Clamps Industries
- Drallim Industries
- Eagle Picher Technologies
- EE Technologies, Inc.
- Elkay Manufacturing Co.
- Enterasys Networks Inc.
- GE Aviation
- Geophysical Survey Systems Inc.
- Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC
- Governair LLC
- Hiawatha Rubber
- IBM Corp. (Bridge High-End Dashboard)
- IBM Corp. (Hazmat IT Transformation)
- John I Haas Inc.
- Lifetime Brands Inc.
- Mar-Bal Inc.
- Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating
- Rocky Brands Inc.
- Spring Dynamics
- U.S. Air Force Logistical Operations
- Waste Management Inc.
- James Dyson, Dyson Ltd.
- Daniel James Paterson, ManufacturingChange.org
- Carey Smith, Big Ass Fans
- Joanne Wright, IBM Corp.
- Joseph M. Bione, Constar Inc./Whitehall Group
- Terry Burleson, Nalco Co.
- Jeff Forman, Governair LLC
- Chuck Mooty, Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Next-Generation Leadership and Culture
- Jagdish S. Amane, Tata Motors Ltd.
- Puneet Bhasin, Waste Management Inc.
- Clark Dressen, Dow Kokam
- Donnie Haye, IBM Corp.
- Brad Martin, Enterasys Networks Inc.
- Terry Smith, Lion Vallen Industries
- Steve Taylor, Nalco Co.
Three of the 2012 ML100 Award recipients were singled out for special honors. Nalco Co., a recipient in the Sustainability category, was selected by the judging panel as the ML100 Manufacturer of the Year among large companies with revenues above $1 billion. Chirch Global Manufacturing was selected as the ML100 Manufacturer of the Year among small/medium size manufacturers with revenues under $1 billion. And Sir James Dyson, founder of Dyson Co. and creator of the Dyson Foundation, was named the recipient of the 2012 Visionary Leadership Award.
"Looking at the top recipients in this year's ML100 group, it is easy to understand why manufacturing has been leading the economic recovery," said Vice President and Editorial Director for Manufacturing Executive and ML100 Judge David R. Brousell. "The companies that have achieved top honors for their transformative projects reflect the strong spirit of innovation that exists today in our industry. In addition, the Visionary Leadership Award to Sir James Dyson shows how much importance the ML100 judges attach to contributions to the industry as a whole."
- Nominate your company for an ML100 award (recognizing best practices in manufacturing) here: www.ml100awards.com
- Register on www.manufacturing-executive.com to become part of the ME community and to engage in on-going discussions about the industry
- Join the Manufacturing Leadership Council, a growing body of senior-level executives passionate about the industry and devoted to the new approach we need. Please apply or discuss with us today. http://manufacturingleadershipcouncil.com/apply
- Save the Date and or register for the Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, FL, in May 2013. The theme of the Summit next year is bold Ideas for a better future. http://www.mlsummit.com/summit2013
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Manufacturing Executive, now a key element of Frost & Sullivan's value proposition, offers an integrated portfolio of leadership networking, information, and professional development products, programs, and services for industrial executives worldwide. Manufacturing Executive's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. Manufacturing Executive's integrated portfolio consists of the Manufacturing Executive Website, an online global business network; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit conference; the Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards program; and the Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit us at www.Manufacturing-Executive.com.
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