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Operational Excellence Award

Operational Excellence Award

This award is open any private label / contract manufacturer in Ireland that has used operational excellence as a critical driver to ensure processing and manufacturing efficiency and excellence over the past 18 months.


Entry is by a 5 A4 page PDF submission; the judges will be looking for a clear plan and evidence that it is delivering on core objectives, paying particular attention to the criteria listed below.


  • Organisation background: Please provide a brief description of the organisation such as when it was established, the number of employees, services provided and relevant industry achievements and accreditations.

  • Operational Efficiency: How have you reduced down-time, ensured faster product changeover and reduced cycle time to increase efficiency?

  • Innovation: Please include details of any unique efforts or processes that have been employed, demonstrating the degree of innovation and commercial potential. Have you employed any innovative approaches to cGMPs or applied the principles of Lean/Six Sigma to increase operational efficiency?

  • Quality standards: How have you maintained or increased quality of product or process through operational excellence?

  • Budgetary Efficiency: Detail how you have managed budgets by reduced cost of goods, reduced labour and reduced working capital.

  • Please include any other statements or facts that support your entry.

  1. Visit our 'HOW TO ENTER' page for our Items Checklist & Step-by-Step Guide.

  2. Once you have created your PDF submission and you have all items in the Items Checklist, submit your entry via the ONLINE ENTRY FORM.

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