TBM's Perfect Engine Award

TBM's Perfect Engine Award


Past Winners

Award Criteria

Congratulations to Our Recent Perfect Engine Award Winners


2012 Perfect Engine Corporate Award Winners

Seaman Corporation and Pactiv Corporation

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.

Carlisle PE Award

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.


Carlisle PE Award

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.


2011 Perfect Engine Site Award Winner

Carlisle Interconnect Technologies

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.

Carlisle PE Award

Left to Right: Ryan Boyce, Carlisle Operating System and Manufacturing Manager; and Anand Sharma, TBM Founder and CEO


Past Winners

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
2010 Pella Corporation
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
2005 Hubbell, Inc.
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
2003 Pella Corporation
Applica - Queretaro, Delphi Automotive Systems du Brasil, Maytag Appliances - Jackson, TN, Lantech - Louisville, KY and Doncasters Precision Casting - Deretind

Award Criteria

  • 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.