Categories For Entry

Starting the Journey: Most Progress Made Toward Organisational Efficiency – 3 Category Winners

Sponsored By: Enterprise Ireland

It's a Team Effort: Team Award for the Team most Driven Toward Continuous Improvement (CI) in Their Organisation 2019 – 3 Category Winners

Sponsored By: Lean Robotics

Enterprise: Lean Business Ireland of The Year Award 2019 – 3 Category Winners

Sponsored By: Steris Tullamore

Lean Learning: Research Award for Best Contribution to Lean/Operational Excellence Body of Work 2019 – 3  Category Winners

Sponsored By: University of Limerick

Leadership: Lean Business Ireland Award for Lean Organisational Leadership 2019 – 3 Category Winners

Sponsored by: Dell Technologies

Customer Experience: An Organisation who helped customers reach their specified goals on their Lean Journey - 3 Category Winners

Sponsored by: Lean Business Ireland

Lean Service Provider of the YearService Provider who can demonstrate how they drove competitiveness using lean - 3 Category Winners

Sponsored by: ICBE

Lean Champion: An individual who played a critical part of an organisations lean initiative - 3 Category Winners

Sponsored By: Kingspan Insulation 

Each Category has 3 Winners

Large Organisations (+250 employees), Medium Organisations (Between 50 and 250 employees) and Small Organisations (under 50 employees)

The Lean Business Ireland Awards

The Lean Business Ireland Awards recognise & celebrate operational excellence best practices in Ireland.

Whether you are a multi-national or an owner/manager operation, a government department or a local community group, or simply an individual who is hoping to make a difference; the Lean Business Ireland Awards is the forum which will bring recognition to you on a national scale.

There is no charge to enter the Awards so now is the time to start preparing your entry


 Award Benefits/The Mission

  • Recognition for your CI Team
  • Engagement with your Peers
  • Develop Collaboration
  • Celebration of Lean Innovations
  • Acknowledge Latest Technology
  • Appreciate Academia & Support Mechanisms
  • Develop Services & Manufacturing Alliances
  • To Foster Partnerships & Associations
  • Encourage SME’s & Entrepreneurs
  • Most Important: To  hear your peers talk about their continuous improvement journeys

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Criteria and Categories

Starting the Journey

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 number of staff involved
  • Number 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

It's a Team Effort

Team Award for the Team most Driven Toward Continuous Inprovement 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 in Ireland.

 

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. 
  • 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

Lean Service Provider of the Year

Service Provider who can demonstrate how they drove competitiveness using lean

This award is open to service providers who have demonstrated expertise and experience in working with clients to help them achieve efficiencies and effectiveness in their operations – service & manufacturing. The Lean Service Provider of the Year will be able to demonstrate how they drive consistent and continuous good practice among their customer base that helps them become more competitive. This needs to show the  judges how service providers are contributing to the drive for competitiveness among Irish Businesses. 

The criteria for this Award will BE

  • Three customer examples of the services provided
  • Evidence of moving customers along a Lean journey
  • Evidence of your company’s learning that has up-skilled the Team and created a better offer to your customer
  • Evidence of developed tools & techniques used to help share a customer’s Lean journey

Leadership

Lean Business Ireland Award for Lean Organisational Leadership

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. 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 with 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
  • Can demonstrate real transformation in Business Performance & Culture Change

Lean Champion

An individual who played a critical part of an organisations lean initiative

This Award is presented to an individual who is the most critical part of an organisations lean initiative, providing the knowledge, vision and dedicated focus required to maintain a continuous improvement environment.

 

This Individual will voluntarily take extraordinary interest in the adoption, implementation, and success of the organisations lean structure.

Customer Experience

Organisation who helped customers reach their specified goals on their Lean Journey

This award is presented to an Organisation (Large, Medium, Small) who played an Influential role in the Lean Journey of one of their Customers.

 

They must be able to show how they helped a customer reach their specified goals within the time period requested.

 

They must be able to prove the customer examples where thought, planning and execution were to customer satisfaction.