Innovation in Operations


Visit our 'How to Enter' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide. CLICK HERE.

Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the Online Entry Form. CLICK HERE.

This award recognises a project, action or initiative that can best demonstrate true innovation in the pursuit of achieving or sustaining operational excellence in your business.

If your entry relates to the use of technology, please enter Best use of Technology in Operations.

Entry is by a 5 A4 page PDF submission; the judges will be looking for clear information backed up by facts that pays particular attention to the criteria listed below.

  • Rationale: What was the rationale behind the project or initiative? Was there a specific problem that required this innovation?
  • Innovation: Is the innovation an improvement on existing methods and, if so, how much of an improvement? What are the unique aspects of this improvement?
  • Idea Development: How was the idea developed from concept through design and implementation?
  • Wow factor: What is the wow factor? Judges are looking for ideas that leapfrog current processes or technology and provide simple and elegant solutions to long standing issues.
  • Outcomes: How effective is the innovation, and what were its benefits in achieving or sustaining operational excellence?
  • Include any other facts or statements that you feel are relevant to support the entry.