TBM's Perfect Engine Award
Congratulations to Our Recent Perfect Engine Award Winners
- TBM's 2012 Perfect Engine Corporate Award Winners - Seaman Corporation and Pactiv Corporation
- TBM's 2011 Perfect Engine Site Award Winner - Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Tukwila, WA
In June 2012, TBM Consulting Group presented Seaman Corporation and Pactiv Corporation with the 2012 “Perfect Engine” award recognizing the companies for their commitment to a continuous improvement philosophy and their success as “lean” enterprises. The award was presented at the TBM Executive Exchange in Palm Beach Gardens, FL on June 13, 2012. Click here to read the press release.
Left to Right. Raj Venkataraman, Vice president of Manufacturing, Seaman Corporation accepts the 2012 TBM Perfect Engine Corporate Award from Anand Sharma, founder and CEO of TBM Consulting Group, Inc.
Left to Right: Greg Noethlich, President, Prestone and Kevin Quinn, Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering, Pactiv Corporation accept the 2012 TBM Perfect Engine Corporate Award from Anand Sharma, founder and CEO of TBM Consulting Group, Inc.
On September 22, 2011 TBM Consulting Group presented the Tukwila plant of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies (CIT) with the 2011 “Perfect Engine” Site Award recognizing the organization for its commitment to a continuous improvement philosophy and its success using operational excellence to drive value creation. The award was presented at the TBM LeanSigma® Global Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada.Click here to read the press release.
Left to Right: Ryan Boyce, Carlisle Operating System and Manufacturing Manager; and Anand Sharma, TBM Founder and CEO
Past winners of the award have included such lean leaders as:
|Past Corporate Award Winners
||Past Site Award Winners
|2011||Carlisle Companies Inc.
||Carlisle Interconnect Technologies, Tukwila,WA
||Milbank Manufacturing, Kansas City, MO
|2009||No Winner Chosen
||Mattel PTMI Jakarta|
|2008||Vermeer Corporation||ConMed Corporation, Utica, NY|
|2007||WIKA Alexander Wiegand SE & Co. KG
||Hayward Pool Products, Pomona, CA and WIKA Instrument Corporation, Lawrenceville, GA|
|2006||No Winner Chosen
||Sealy Mattress Company, Batavia, IL and Vitromex, SA de C.V., Saltillo, Mexico|
||Invacare, Sanford, FL and Kaiser Aluminum, Chandler, AZ|
|2004||Hayward Pool Products
||Hubbell Power Systems, Inc., Aiken, SC, Pella Storm Doors, Clear Lake, IA, Gai-Tronics Ltd., Staffordshire, UK and Castech, SA de C.V., Ramos Aripe, Mexico|
||Applica - Queretaro, Delphi Automotive Systems du Brasil, Maytag Appliances - Jackson, TN, Lantech - Louisville, KY and Doncasters Precision Casting - Deretind
- Current engagement in a LeanSigma transformation with TBM
- Completion of two years of LeanSigma transformation
- Commitment to the philosophy of investing in people, because people are the only appreciable assets in the business
Qualified applicants will be judged upon the following criteria:
- Teamwork. The site must have trained at least 50 percent of its workforce in LeanSigma techniques – usually through Kaizen Breakthrough Events – and be committed to including a growing percentage of the workforce on kaizen teams.
- Innovation. Managers of the transformation process will have a proven track record of innovation with LeanSigma principles, from creation of machine-build departments to new product teams or unique cross-training methods.
- Breadth of Involvement. Besides including a percentage of the workforce on kaizen teams, this site will also include a large number of functional areas in LeanSigma work, from order taking to manufacturing, customer service, shipping, accounting and human resources.
- Visual Management. The winning site will be an obviously visual workplace, with updated SQDC boards, hour-by-hour charts and other posted indications of area performance.
- Flow and Takt Time.One-piece flow and the principles of rhythm based on takt time will be in place through at least 75 percent of the entire site, from order-taking to manufacturing and delivery of products or services.