LONDON, Jan. 24, 2012 /CNW/ - Fraud prevention at a bank, improved
processes within a naval special warfare group, and innovative use of
social media at a Canadian telecommunications giant were among the
winning entries for PEX Network's Process Excellence 2012 Global
The awards were presented during the PEX Week summit - a multi-day event for process improvement professionals - in Orlando,
The awards celebrate process excellence initiatives that have delivered
outstanding results in a variety of categories, including "Best BPM
Project", "Best Process Improvement Under 90 Days" and "Deployment
Leader of the Year".
There are seven categories in total plus a special recognition for
community contribution awarded to an individual who has contributed to
advancing process improvement skills and knowledge.
A total of 15 awards were handed out at the special recognition ceremony
on Tuesday evening, during the PEX Week summit, PEX Network's flagship
gathering of process improvement professionals, which takes place every
January in Orlando, Florida.
"We've been running the Process Excellence Awards for over a decade
now," said PEX Network Director, Vanessa Lovatt. "And they've gone from
strength to strength to each year. I think what sets the awards apart
is the fact that they're judged by people working day in and day out as
process improvement practitioners."
Each category was judged by 2-3 professionals with extensive practical
experience in process improvement. A shortlist was drawn up for each
categories and finalists were invited to participate in face-to-face
interviews with judges during the PEX Week event before the winners
"There were nearly 100 entries in 7 different categories," said Amanda
Jenkins, Director of Operations at PEX Network. "So finalists did
really well to even get to the judging stage."
Winners and honorable mentions for the 2012 awards in Orlando were as
Best Project Contributing to Organizational Value, Sustainability &
This award recognizes important projects that are not primarily aligned
to or selected for their direct financial impact. Entries
were evaluated on business impact and innovation, but with a specific
focus on value created outside of pure financial results.
Winner: Tata Global Consultancy Services
Honorary Mention: JEA
Best BPM Project
This award recognizes the success of individual BPM specific projects in
supporting the enterprise-wide value chain. Entrants were assessed on
their ability to demonstrate successful BPM results across people,
processes and IT.
Winner: Naval Special Warfare Group 4 (NSWG4)
Best Process Improvement Project Over 90 Days
This award recognizes improvements in manufacturing or service and
transactional environments using Lean, Six Sigma or any other
recognized Process Excellence tool. Entrants were judged on the ability
to prove their operational and business results as well as clarity in
execution throughout the process and sustainability.
Honorary Mention: JEA
Best Process Improvement Project Under 90 Days
This award recognizes the business impact and scope of projects with
short cycle times and quick wins for the business. Improvement projects
must have been under 90 days in duration.
Honorary Mention: Capital One
Best Start Up Business Excellence Program (Under 2 Years)
This award celebrates the achievements of new Business Process
Excellence programs of up to 2 years in deployment - covering Lean, Six
Sigma & Business Process Management (BPM).
Winner: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Honorary Mention: Roche Pharmaceuticals
Best Process Excellence Program (Over 2 Years)
This award recognizes a mature Business Process Excellence Program.
Entrants were judged on their strategy, capacity for delivery and the
extent to which they have created an environment for change.
Winner: PolyOne Corporation
Honorary Mention: Sutherland Global Services
Deployment Leader of the Year
This award recognizes an outstanding deployment leader who has lead a
company-wide improvement strategy (Lean, Six Sigma or BPM) and can
demonstrate vision, strategic leadership and influence at a
Winner: Eric Michrowski, TELUS
Honorary Mention: Yew Ker Ling, SingTel Group
Special Mention: Jennifer Ridgeway, Lawrence Berkely National Laboratory
Recognition for Community Contribution
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding
individual contribution to the advancement of process excellence
through contribution of knowledge, effort and time.
Winner: John Murphy, VP Operational Excellence, CSX Transportation
Europe is the next stop in the PEX Network's Process Excellence Awards
series. If you work in a European company and are interested in
submitting your program or project for an award, entries for the awards
are open until 17 February 2012. Winners will be announced during PEX
Network's European summit, PEX Week Europe, which takes place 23-27
April in London, UK. To find out more about the event or to enter the
awards, please visit the event website: http://www.processexcellencelondon.co.uk.
Additionally, PEX Network will be featuring webinars and interviews with some of the award
winning entries in the coming weeks. The interviews will be available
on PEXNetwork.com, a web portal that provides resources and information for process
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