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The 2019 program for The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards has been launched today. 


The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards have been established to showcase globally the most outstanding individual & organisational achievements through the deployment of Operational Excellence programs. 

The Awards are judged by a panel of leading independent thinkers and practitioners. Each entry will be judged on the merits of the program implementation and results achieved against the organization's strategic objectives.

Please visit the awards website to access the Full Guidelines and Rules of Entry. 

The focus of this elite awards program is to demonstrate to the global business community the real results, which organisations achieve through the successful implementation of Operational Excellence. This is your opportunity to win recognition on a global platform for the great work that you and your Operational Excellence colleagues are delivering for your organisation.  

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Key Dates: 

September 28, 2018     Early Bird Entry Deadline

November 30, 2018:     Awards Entries Close

January 21, 2019:       Awards Shortlist & CEO of the Year Announced

March 20, 2019:         Awards Ceremony & Winners Announced    

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Awards Presentation  

The winning Awards will be presented at The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Gala Event in the beautiful Tuscan Ballroom on March 20, 2019 at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando™

The Awards Categories  

9 Organizational Awards:

  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Manufacturing
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Healthcare
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Automotive & Transportation
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Banking, Capital Markets & Insurance
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Government & Defense
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Oil & Gas, Power & Utilities
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Technology & Communications
  • Best Achievement of Operational Excellence in Hospitality & Construction 

How to enter the 2018 Organizational Awards

12 Project Awards:

  • Best Achievement in Cultural Transformation & Sustainability to deliver a high performing Enterprise Excellence culture.
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Business Expansion and Revenue Growth.
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Customer Experience Excellence.
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver Business Transformation
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver Digital Transformation
  • Best Achievement in Operational Excellence to deliver an outstanding Value Creation or Innovation Execution project
  • Best Achievement in Technology Enabled Process Automation (Robotic Process Automation, Machine Learning, Cognitive Learning, Blockchain etc)
  • Best Achievement in Data Analytics enabling Operational Excellence
  • Best Achievement in Visual Management
  • Best Achievement in Cloud Infrastructure enabling Operational Excellence
  • Best Achievement in Virtual Reality to drive Operational Excellence programs
  • Best Operational Excellence project under 90 days

How to enter the 2018 Project Awards

4 Personality Awards:

  • Operational Excellence CEO of the Year Award (Overall Corporate CEO)
  • Operational Excellence Business Unit CEO of the Year Award
  • Enterprise Global Head of Operational Excellence of the Year Award
  • Operational Excellence Outstanding Leader of the Year Award

How to Enter the 2018 Operational Excellence CEO of the Year Awards

How to Enter the 2018 Global Head and Outstanding Leaders Awards

2 Platinum Awards: 

The prestigious Platinum Awards will be given by the judges to the most outstanding business achievement from all the entries received.

  • The Platinum Award for Organizational Operational Excellence
  • The Platinum Award for Best Operational Excellence Project 


Make these Awards a priority now to ensure that you do not miss out on the most powerful recognition program in Operational Excellence for your business. 

Please visit The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards website to access the full guidelines and rules of entry. 

You will also find there are tips and techniques for making your entry stand out to the competition.

The final closing deadline for this year’s program is Friday, November 30, 2018. 

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Book of Winners 

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Book will feature all the Award winners in each of the categories.  It will provide insightful case-study materials, which the winning organisations have achieved through the application of Operational Excellence methodologies. 

The Awards Book will be published shortly after the awards program. 

Judging Panel 

The Awards are being judged by an independent panel of leading thinkers and practitioners within the continuous improvement and Operational Excellence community.

To be a member of the judging panel, Judges need to satisfy the following criteria:

  • Hold a leadership level position such as within their organization.
  • Their organization is considered as one of the leading Operational Excellence deployers in their sector.
  • Accessed by our Advisory Board and our research findings.
  • They were willing to sign and comply with strict codes of confidentiality.

Click here to apply to judge. 

Judging Rules of Conduct

Judging will be undertaken by an independent panel of judges appointed by The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards who will be bound by a confidentiality agreement that bans them from externally discussing information from entries.

We operate a strict non-conflict judging code to avoid industry sector conflict. A judge working in the financial services sector may not judge categories, which have entries from organizations in the financial services sector.

Hence, any judge who has a potential conflict of interest with an entry will not be allowed to judge that entry. 

Sponsoring organizations will not be allowed to get involved with or have access to the judging process at shortlisting or in winner’s selections. They will only be aware of information in the public domain.  

Who Can Enter and How to Enter 

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

There is no minimum requirement or restriction on the scale of the Operational Excellence project. Each entry will be judged on the merits of the program implementation and results achieved against the organization’s strategic objectives.  

Please do take the time to read the Entry Guidelines & Rules section for each award category, the Criteria for the Judging Panel, and the Tips for Improving Your Entries to ensure you smooth entry for this prestigious Awards program.   

We look forward to receiving your entry submission by Friday, November 30, 2018. 

Please do contact us at if you require any further assistance. Make these Awards a priority now to ensure that you do not miss out on this great opportunity.

How To Enter

Entries must be submitted through the online entry form 

Entry Deadline

The early bird deadline is 11.59pm (PST) on Friday, September 28,  2018.

The final deadline is 11.59pm (PST) on Friday, November 30, 2018.   

Price of Entry

$195 if received before Friday, September 28,  2018.

$295 if received before Friday, November 30, 2018.   

Are you a winner?

  • Did your organisation achieve outstanding business results through the use of Operational Excellence?
  • Did your teams execute an Operational Excellence project that delivered outstanding business results?
  • Does your organization want to received recognition globally amongst your peers for your outstanding results achieve through the application of Operational Excellence projects?

If you and your team achieved something amazing, you should apply and get the industry recognition you deserve. 

Benefits of WINNING an Award Industry Recognition 

Demonstrate to the global business community and your CEO’s the real results you and your team achieved through the successful implementation of Operational Excellence projects & programs. 

Positioning your organization as best in class AND committed to outstanding Operational Excellence achievement. 

Being shortlisted or an award winner will gain your global recognition with extended exposure thought out the entire year.  Our special award winners logo can be placed on your website and marketing materials to inform your stakeholders of your commitment to Operational Excellence. 

Attract the best industry talent

The best industry talent is attracted to the best-in-class organizations. Award winners experience an in flux applications for other progressive executives. Being in line for that coveted promotion you were seeking Being shortlisted or an award winner will help you gain that extra recognition and visibility with your leadership team. 


By demonstrating the outstanding business results achieved through your deployment of Operational Excellence, you can expect to achieve greater funding from your leaders, shareholders and board. 

New Business 

Proof of outstanding business processes and driving continuing improvement to every corner of your business, and achieving Operational Excellence will open doors to new business and new contracts. Our 150,000 global subscriber base of executives around the world will hear about your achievements. 

We look forward to your participation in this growing Awards program, and please do contact us to provide further information as you prepare your entry. 

Kind Regards,

The Business Transformation & Operational Excellence Awards Team 

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