Categories For Entry

Category 1: For the most progress made toward operational efficiency

There are 3 awards in this category –  for micro organisations, small and medium sized organisations.

Sponsored By: TBA

Category 2: For the Team most driven toward continuous improvement (CI) in their organisation

There are 3 awards in this category – for micro organisations, small and sized medium organisations.

Sponsored By: TBA

Category 3: For Lean Business of the Year Award

There are 3 awards in this category for manufacturing organisations.

Sponsored By: Enterprise Ireland

Category 4: Research Award for the best contribution to Lean/Operational Excellence body of work

Sponsored By: TBA

Category 5: Lean Business Ireland Award for Lean organisational leadership of the year

Sponsored by Lean Business Ireland

Category 6: Recognition Award for Global Leaders in Operational Excellence.

Sponsored By: TBA

The Enterprise Excellence Awards

The Enterprise Excellence  Awards recognise & celebrate best Lean practices in Ireland.

Whether you are a large or small organisation, the Enterprise Excellence Awards celebrations is the forum which will bring recognition to you on a national scale.

There is no charge to enter the Enterprise Excellence Awards so now is the time to start putting your entry together!


 Award Benefits

  • Recognition for your CI Team
  • Engagement with your Peers
  • Celebration of Lean Innovations
  • Raise the profile of the SME and their impact on the Economy
  • Sharing & Learning through regognition
  • Recognising Leadership through celebration
  • National & International media profile
  • Encouraging Continuous Improvement
  • Most Important: Entertainment & Fun!

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Criteria and Categories

Transformation

Most Progress Made Toward
Organisational Efficiency

The award is open to companies starting on their lean journey. Those that have made enough progress to see positive results to the bottom line.

 

The judges will be particularly impressed by those organisations that made an effort to engage the organisation as much as possible and can show real headway towards efficient and effective practice.

 

Entry should be made by written submission supported by visuals such as video or pictures to illustrate progress made, paying particular attention to the criteria below:

  • Initiatives undertaken and no of staff involved
  • No of champions in place
  • Culture improvement initiatives
  • Improvements in work practices including the lean practices used
  • Annualised cost savings made
  • Future focus – future projects identified

Collaboration

Team Award for the Team most Driven
Toward CI in Their organisation

This award is open to Continuous Improvement Teams who have driven a programme of CI  across a number of business areas in their organisation.

 

The judges will want to know what you did, what were the outcomes and how you engaged others in the CI programme.  Additionally, describe how you worked together as a team and how that worked in practice.

 

You must explain what you have achieved so far and what you hope to achieve in the future. And you need to show evidence of the overall outcomes and impact of your work as a team.

 

Entry should be made by written submission supported by visuals such as video or pictures to illustrate progress made, paying particular attention to the criteria below:

  • Identified improved working practices
  • Team initiatives identified
  • Team Engagement and commitment
  • Outcomes achieved

Enterprise

Lean Business of The
Year Award

This award is open to any organisation that has implemented a lean strategy designed to reduce inefficiencies, eliminate waste and create a culture of doing things to continuously improve the delivery to the customer.

 

The judges will want to know everything you do in order to achieve your objectives, clearly identifying the culture of a lean approach across all areas of the business.

 

You must explain what you have achieved so far and what you hope to achieve in the future. The judges will want to see evidence of an overall strategy that sets out your targets and how you plan to achieve them and hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

 

Entry should be made by written submission supported by visuals such as video or pictures to illustrate progress made, paying particular attention to the criteria below:

  • Holistic/organisational approach taken
  • Business growth resulting
  • Improved competitiveness
  • Cultural improvements

Lean Learning

Research Award for the Best Contribution to Lean/Operational Excellence Body of Work

This award is open to all Educational Institutes that have contributed to the research and conclusion drawn about the impact of lean on.

 

The judges will be looking for the following types of papers:

  • Empirical papers that report original research work with the objective of demonstrating enterprise excellence approaches in action. These can take the form of Lean, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement initiatives, Cultural changes and Organisational alignment, etc. 
  • Interventionist papers that report original research work with the objective of improvements of in enterprise performance.
  • Conceptual and critical review papers that either seek to define a research issue and propose a theoretical exposition/explanation capable of empirical testing (e.g., theoretical papers), or draw upon or synthesize existing knowledge to define what is currently known about a topic or issue (e.g., literature review papers, methodological papers) .

Entry should be made by paper submission, paying particular attention to the following:

  • Research & theoretical/practical framing
  • Research context, methodology and analysis
  • Discussion & conclusion
  • Organisational & social Impact

Leadership

Lean Business Ireland Award for Lean Organisational Leadership of the year

This award is open to companies that can demonstrate leadership in the application of lean practices across their organisation.

 

The judges will want to see overall leadership taken where areas of the business need to be challenged and efficiencies made.

 

You must explain what you have achieved so far and what you hope to achieve in the future. And we need to see evidence of an overall strategy that sets out your targets and how you plan to achieve them. Evidence should be presented of results and effort and how the overall team was  engaged to achieve the strategy.

 

Entry should be made by written submission supported by visuals such as video or pictures to illustrate progress made, paying particular attention to the criteria below:

  • Shows energy and drive
  • Is results orientated
  • Can demonstrate Organisation culture change towards CI
  • Shows Influence

Multinational

Lean Business of The
Year Award

This award is open to any organisation that has implemented a lean strategy designed to reduce inefficiencies, eliminate waste and create a culture of doing things to continuously improve the delivery to the customer.

 

The judges will want to know everything you do in order to achieve your objectives, clearly identifying the culture of a lean approach across all areas of the business.

 

You must explain what you have achieved so far and what you hope to achieve in the future. The judges will want to see evidence of an overall strategy that sets out your targets and how you plan to achieve them and hard statistics demonstrating year-on-year comparisons.

 

Entry should be made by written submission supported by visuals such as video or pictures to illustrate progress made, paying particular attention to the criteria below:

  • Holistic/organisational approach taken
  • Business growth resulting
  • Improved competitiveness
  • Cultural improvements