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ASQ Announces 2013 International Team Excellence Award Process Finalists - Organizations Recognized for Innovative, Cost-Saving Solutions(March 14, 2013)
Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) March 14, 2013
ASQ, the worlds largest network of quality resources and experts, has announced 32 global teams from 10 countries as finalists in the 28th annual International Team Excellence Awards Process. The teams will be part of the quality impact sessions/live team case study presentations May 6-8, 2013, at ASQs Annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.
Teams representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, service, education, healthcare, and government will vie for the coveted ASQ Gold, Silver and Bronze Level Awards.
Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony Wednesday, May 8, and will serve as benchmarks of organizational excellence in all industries for years to come. The finalists projects showcase creative, innovative solutions and organizational cost savings. Conference attendees can observe team project presentations that demonstrate the real-life application of quality tools to achieve valuable business results.
The following finalists have been invited to participate in the 2013 International Team Excellence Award Process. Their project summaries can be found here.
National University of Singapore Singapore, Singapore
Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Singapore Polytechnic Singapore, Singapore
Colorado Department of Transportation Denver, Colo.
Housing & Development Board Singapore, Singapore
Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Singapore, Singapore
U.S. Naval Ship Repair Facility and Japan RMC Yokosuka, AP, Japan
Baxter Healthcare Corporation Deerfield, Ill.
- Anheuser-Busch InBev Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Coca-Cola Company Atlanta, Ga.
Continental Guadalajara Tlajomulco de Zuñiga, Jalisco, Mexico
General Motors Milford, Mich.
Humana RightSourceRx Glendale, Ariz.
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals St. Louis, Mo.
Oshkosh Defense, LVSR Leak Reduction Team Oshkosh, Wis.
Reliance Industries Ltd. Bharuch, Gujarat, India
Reliance Industries Ltd. Hazira Surat, Gujarat, India
SE Blades Limited, A Suzlon Group Company Pune, Maharashtra, India
Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd Shanghai, Shanghai, China
CitiPower/Powercor Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Genpact Gurgaon Haryana, India (two teams)
Max Life Insurance Co. Ltd. Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Nokia HERE, Location Content Chicago, Ill.
Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Limited Bangkok, Thailand (two teams)
Telefonica Argentina Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
TELUS Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Vanguard Malvern, Pa. (two teams)
Wipro BPO New Delhi, Delhi, India
Since 1985, more than 1,000 teams from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Colombia, Guatemala, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, South Korea, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United States have participated in this team recognition processthe only one of its kind in the United States. Organizations such as 3M, Alcoa, Bayer, Boeing, Ford, General Motors, Humana, Reliance Industries Ltd., the largest business enterprise in India, and Telefonica, a major cell phone operator in Argentina, have all showcased proven results with long-term implications, resulting in cost savings of billions of dollars.
Keynote speakers at this years ASQ World Conference on Quality and Improvement, at which the International Team Excellence Awards takes place, include:
Daniel H. Pink Author of New York Times best-seller A Whole New Mind and New York Times No. 1 best-seller Drive, The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Pink goes beyond carrot and stick motivators to the deeply human needs that drive us to live, learn, create new things and do better by others.
James Melton A nationally renowned modern-day philosopher with unique insights on how people can achieve higher levels of professional and personal satisfaction, Melton is the author of Reaching New Heights of Excellence. He offers leadership, management and future trends training for many Fortune 500 companies.
Jamais Cascio Selected by Foreign Policy magazine as one of its top 100 global thinkers, Cascio specializes in the design and creation of plausible scenarios for the future. He speaks about emerging issues and future possibilities around the world.
Sally Hogshead International author and personal branding expert, Hogshead provides insights on how to break through distractions and competition by creating moments of intense focus.
ASQ is a global community of people dedicated to quality who share the ideas and tools that make our world work better. With millions of individual and organizational members of the community in 150 countries, ASQ has the reputation and reach to bring together the diverse quality champions who are transforming the worlds corporations, organizations and communities to meet tomorrows critical challenges. ASQ is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., with national service centers in China, India and Mexico. Learn more about ASQs members, mission, technologies and training at ASQ
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