Read this article about PolyOne Corporation, one of our finalists, in the category Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Customer Experience Excellence, selected by the independent judging panel, for the 2019 Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Industry Awards program. Click here to read articles on other finalists.
PolyOne’s Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Customer First program provides training opportunities (Black Belt, Kaizen Leader, LSS Awareness), on-site mentoring, project support, and process improvement facilitation to strategic customers. The program is focused on Customers too small to fund their own process improvement initiative, but large enough that the initiative can be supported.
PolyOne offers these services free of charge, for a number of reasons. It helps customers become more profitable as they improve their internal processes. More profitable customers lead to increased sales and more profitable suppliers. In the Customer First program, PolyOne trained Black Belts are paired with customers to provide LSS mentoring and project support. Customer employees attend PolyOne LSS training to transfer knowledge and skills. Additionally, PolyOne Black Belts travel to customer sites to help drive process improvements. The commercial exposure and personal growth for these future leaders of both PolyOne and its customers is invaluable.
Since launching in 2016, the results of the Customer First program have been tremendous. More than 175 customer employees have received LSS training and subsequently generated over $9MM in annual savings for their organizations. This has helped PolyOne build and strengthen long-term customer relationships leading to its first organic sales growth since 2010. By combining one of PolyOne’s strongest assets, the LSS program, with the drive for commercial excellence, Customer First creates a highly collaborative environment which strengthens strategic partnerships and fuels the opportunity for business growth.
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™
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 Awards, which 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.
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
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