Manufacturing Leadership Awards Nominations Now Open for 2017

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council prepares to honor companies leading the industry into the Manufacturing 4.0 era
Frost & Sullivan
2016-08-03 20:11 1634

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing leaders from around the world are invited to nominate their breakthrough projects and outstanding individual achievements for Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards, the industry's most prestigious awards program.

Frost & Sullivan - Manufacturing Leadership Awards
Frost & Sullivan - Manufacturing Leadership Awards

To submit a nomination, manufacturers can click the link and complete a simple form that will be reviewed and scored by our industry expert ML Awards Judges:

Now in its 13th year, the ML Awards program honors companies and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing. The program also honors partners that have assisted ML Award winning manufacturers in achieving transformational breakthroughs.

By winning an ML Award, companies and individuals are able to demonstrate that they are world class when it comes to driving innovation, operational efficiency, customer value, the use of advanced digital technologies and employee engagement.

"In a highly competitive market, the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, from Frost & Sullivan, allows us to stand out to our customers and partners, demonstrating our commitment to excellence," said Brad Martin, chief operating officer at Senet, Inc., the ML Awards' Manufacturer of the Year (Small Enterprise) for 2016.

Other recent ML Awards company honorees include:

  • 3M
  • Boeing Co.
  • Coca-Cola
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Eaton Corporation
  • Ford Motor Co.
  • General Electric Co.
  • General Motors Co.
  • IBM
  • L'Oreal USA
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Motorola
  • Nalco
  • Raytheon
  • Thule

Top individual ML Awards winners have included 3D printing inventor and 3D Systems Chief Technology Officer Charles W. Hull; former Ford Executive Vice President for Global Manufacturing and Labor Affairs John Fleming; General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt; and Sir James Dyson, inventor and founder of the Dyson Company.

Recipients of the ML Awards receive global recognition as manufacturing industry leaders and will be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, in June 2017. Partners may facilitate nominations for their outstanding manufacturing customers. Winners are those companies that receive the highest scores from the ML Awards Judges. Partners facilitating winning nominations are also publicly honored.   

The ML Awards program includes categories for manufacturers that are transforming their businesses through the use of emerging technologies. Those categories include Big Data and Advanced Analytics, Mobility and the Internet of Things in Manufacturing. New categories for 2017 will feature leadership projects in Collaborative Innovation, Smart Projects and Talent Management.  

Manufacturers and their partners can submit 2017 ML Award nominations in the following project categories.

2017 Project/Company Awards:

  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership
  • Customer Value Leadership
  • Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Technology Leadership
  • Collaborative Innovation Leadership
  • Internet of Things in Manufacturing Leadership
  • Mobility in Manufacturing Leadership
  • Smart Products Leadership
  • Talent Management Leadership
  • Operational Excellence Leadership
  • Supply Chain Leadership
  • Sustainability Leadership

Manufacturers may also nominate their individual leaders in the following categories:

  • Visionary Leadership Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award

Full descriptions of these categories are available at: 

Submissions may be made through December 9, 2016 and may be submitted online using a downloadable form. ML Awards winners will be notified in February 2017, prior to a public announcement of the winners.

For more information on the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, including past ML Awards recipients, examples of completed nomination forms and to download and submit nomination forms, visit:

About the Manufacturing Leadership Community

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council's mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large by focusing on the intersection of critical business and technology issues that will drive growth today and in the future. The Council offers an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, research, thought leadership content, and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Leadership Community Website, an online global business network with over 7,000 members around the world; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, please visit  

About Frost & Sullivan

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Our "Growth Partnership" supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

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Jeff Moad
Manufacturing Leadership Council

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