BTOES Insights Official
By
March 11, 2019

2019 AWARD FINALIST SPOTLIGHT: McCormick Distillery - Finalist in the Operational Excellence Project under 90 Days Category

 

Read this article about McCormick Distillery, one of our finalists, in the category Operational Excellence Project under 90 Days, selected by the independent judging panel, for the 2019 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Industry Awards program. Click here to read articles on other finalists.

 

McCormick Distilling Company Logo

  

 

pillar%20page%20line%201

When I started working as a network administrator for McCormick, there was a companywide penchant for paperwork, manual phone calls, and cumbersome email processes.

 

This is to be expected at a company founded in 1856. If a coworker wanted to reserve the conference room, they would just send out an email alerting the team it was booked, and everyone would simply have to remember so there wouldn’t be any double-booking.

BetseyThurlo_HighRes

There were so many outdated processes we had to change. But the tipping point occurred when we had an accountability issue around purchase requests that we needed. We required a quick, effective fix that would help us with elements in our workflow process management and audit capabilities.

 

The search brought me to Capterra, where I hunted for user-friendly software that would help bring our processes into the 21st century. During that search, I found exactly what I was looking for in Kintone. Its cloud-based, no-code apps would allow us to streamline our operations and communications, all without adding more staff.

 Copy of Provide an Excellent Customer Experience with the perfect Mobile Customer Journey. (24)

Anybody can build an app in Kintone without needing a background in IT, so it was an obvious choice for our team because McCormick employees’ technical skills vary greatly.

 

It’s easy for everyone, from programmers to non-technical end users. But the tech-friendly features were just the beginning for us.

 

My vision for Kintone is to streamline even more processes over the next couple years. I want to build at least 20 more apps. By then I want to ensure everyone knows how to quickly log in, that they use it on a daily basis, and minimize the learning curve.

 

My hope is that everyone who has access to a computer here at McCormick will become very comfortable with the Kintone platform and know how to maneuver in it. My next priority is getting the bottling department involved. Within all the departments that have started using our apps, the revamped processes allow our staff to complete those tasks in a fourth of the original amount of time.

 

Shifting time and attention to new tools only helps to revolutionize age-old processes. It doesn’t compromise the integrity of the product, nor does it invalidate the operations that helped the company get to a certain point. This virtual shift is just simply the next step that will help companies like McCormick keep their focus on the timeless operations that truly matter.

 

In that spirit, here’s to another 160 years doing what we do best.

 

pillar%20page%20line%201

About the Awards

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards have been established to showcase globally the most outstanding organizational achievements through the application of Operational Excellence programs. Click here to view the Press Release.

The winners for all categories and for The Platinum Awards will be announced at The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Summit & Industry Awards on Wednesday March 20th, 2019, from 6.30pm, in the Venetian Ballroom at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort®. 

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards are open to all organizations, both private and public sector, across the globe, which have implemented Operational Excellence programs to deliver outstanding business results.

The 2019 Awards will be held in conjunction with the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit on March 20, 2019 in the Venetian Ballroom at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™

 

pillar%20page%20line%201

BTOES.com

The issues in this article are just one of topic areas that are going to be discussed at the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit & Industry (BTOES19). March 18-22, 2019, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort®

BTOES is the industry’s biggest and best, senior-level, cross-industry gathering of Business Transformation & Operational Excellence industry leaders and senior executives.

It also hosts the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awardswhich showcase globally the most outstanding organizational achievements through the application of Operational Excellence programs.

The summits hosts a number of private forums for C-Level & Global corporate-level leaders as well as business unit heads.

With over 150 speakers, over 100 sessions, 12 Keynotes, 9 Track Themes, 5 parallel tracks, 60+ track sessions, 50 roundtable discussions, 20 Interactive Workshops, 6 Thought Leader Panels, 5 Leaders Boardrooms, 5 co-located events, the Industry Awards Program, Site Visits, 20+ hours of social networking including 2 gala cocktail parties, dinners, numerous group activities, this is the ultimate event to benchmark, network and drive Operational Excellence to the next level.

 

Quick Links

Speakers

Agenda

BTOES19 Awards

 

There is a strong focus on Cultural Transformation, Customer Delight, Sustaining an Operational Excellence program, Need for end-to-end Business Transformation, Keeping up with new technologies/impact of digitalization and Leadership Buy-in & Understanding. We dedicated two tracks to advanced technologies, such as AI, Machine Learning, RPA, Predictive Analytics, Blockchain, Cloud infrastructure etc.

The agenda is designed to encourage active meaningful conversations though all day enhanced networking and interaction opportunities, including

  • All-day Refreshment & Themed Breaks

  • 1¼ Hour Hot Breakfast Networking Sessions

  • 1½ Hour Hot Plated Networking Lunches with Topic & Industry Sector focussed tables

  • 1½ Hour Roundtable Sessions by Topic & Industry Sector.

  • Keynote & Themes Panel Sessions

  • Hosted Welcome Receptions from 5.30pm

  • Expanded more lavish Awards Program

  • Newly launched Night Summit for attendees to meet after dinner

For more information or to discuss the summit in more detail please schedule a call below,

Click here to schedule a call. 


Download the most comprehensive OpEx Resport in the Industry

The Largest Leadership-Level Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Event

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Industry Awards

Welcome to BTOES Insights, the content portal for Business Transformation & Operational Excellence opinions, reports & news.

------------------------------ 

EXCLUSIVE SERIES: BTOES17 VIDEO PRESENTATIONS

Full-length speaking sessions from the Business Transformation & Operational Excellence World Summit, accompanied by featured articles from the Speakers themselves.

WATCH NOW

-------------------------------

Submit an Article

Become a Regular Contributor

504x672
AWARD 2019-1
Copy of Copy of btoes19
Subscribe to Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Insights Now
btoes19.png
png
certificate
png
btoes19healthcare
png
3-30
png
Copy of Copy of btoes19 (1)
png

Featured Content

  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Technology & Communications: IBM
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities: Black & Veatch
  • Best Achievement in Cultural Transformation to deliver a high performing Operational Excellence culture: NextEra Energy
   
Operational Excellence Frameworks and Learning Resources, Customer Experience, Digital Transformation and more introductions
  • Intelligent BPM Systems: Impact & Opportunity
  • Surviving_the_IT_Talent_deficit.png
  • Six Sigma's Best Kept Secret: Motorola & The Malcolm Baldrige Awards
  • The Value-Switch for Digitalization Initiatives: Business Process Management
  • Process of Process Management: Strategy Execution in a Digital World

Popular Tags

Operational Excellence Business Transformation Business Improvement Process Management Business Excellence Continuous Improvement Process Optimization process excellence Process Improvement Leadership Premium Change Management Enterprise Excellence Lean Execution Excellence Lean Enterprise Organizational Excellence Lean Six Sigma BTOES18 Capability Excellence Culture Transformation Changing & Improving Company Culture New Technologies end-to-end Business Transformation Execution & Sustaining OpEx Projects Agile Lack of/Need for Resources Leadership Understanding & Buy-In Adapting to Business Trends Changing Customer Demands Failure to Innovate Integrating CI Methodologies Lack of/Need for Skilled Workers Lack of/Need for Support from Employees Maintaining key Priorities Relationships Between Departments Digital Transformation Healthcare and Medical Devices Culture Customer Experience Exclusive BTOES HEALTH BTOES Video Presentations Technology Strategy Execution Innovation Process Automation Report Manufacturing BPM Lean Manufacturing Agility Systems Engineering Process Design Awards Healthcare BTOES Presentation Slides thought leaders Insurance Robotic Process Automation value creation Customer Experience Excellence innovation execution Data Analytics Professional Services data management Banking and Capital Markets digital operations White Paper BTOES19 Consumer Products & Retail Operational Excellence Model Project Management Artificial Intelligence Automotive and Transportation business expansion revenue growth Digital Interview Operational Excellence Example Lean Culture NPS Net Promoter Score Six Sigma Data Frameworks Hoshin Planning Learning organization Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences Primary Measure of succes Workplace Analytics business process automation investment banking transformation journey BTOES17 Business Growth Client Feedback Strategy Communication Denial Management Education HealthcareTechnologies Hospitality & Construction Human Centered Design Innovation in Healthcare Integrated Decision Approach Integrated Decision Making Kaizen Oil and Gas Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences Telecommunications Text Mining eHealth master text analytics virtual resource management Announcement BTOES18 Award Winners BTOES18 Awards Communications Infographic Jidoka Learning Resource Oil & Gas Recruitment Supply Chain Management Team The FAST lane