The Lean in Finance Award program recognizes the most exceptional performance improvement projects based on Lean Six Sigma methodology.

Awards & Benefits

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Lean In Finance Awards 2016 Categories

Prizes

Benefits of Applying

Can you get in?

What does the partecipation fee include?

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Demonstrate you are a serious competitor on the market and take part in the most recognition Award Program with

                                                     Lean in Finance

We are the first in Europe with this unique Award Program, which provides prizes' cash equivalent to the private and public sector competitors that stand out with their remarkable results.

Ing. Alessandro Morelli
President of Lean in Finance
Author of the LSS Award


LEAN IN FINANCE AWARDS 2016 CATEGORIES

Organizations and individuals can be proposed as candidates in one or more of the following categories:

  • Innovation
  • Customer Delight
  • EBIT growth
  • Velocity of Value (VOV)
  • Leadership
  • Business Transformation
  • Environmental and Sustainability

PRIZES

LINF Doing What Matters: 90 days Business Transformation Award

LINF Fast Innovation: Advanced Performance Award

LINF Change Leadership: Board of Innovation Award

LINF Gold Medal: Financial Operation Achievements

LINF Education: University Thesis Award

LINF Social Network: Community Members Award

LINF Environment and Sustainability: Turning Lean Six Sigma Green Award

LINF Project Academy: International Certification (MBB-BB-GB)

 

The Award Winners are celebrated during our Lean in Finance Award Ceremony, each October.

 

BENEFITS OF APPLYING:

Winning a Lean in Finance Award will definitely reinforce your company’s image and your market position.

Subscribe now to attend the Lean in Finance AWARD program for LINF Doing What Matters, LINF Gold Medal or LINF Fast Innovation. These are amongst the most prestigious European recognition prizes intended for any organization aiming to Operational Excellence.

Launched in 1987 by SSA&Company (in USA), it recognizes organizations that have proven excellence in every operational area. Previous winners were Bank of America, Ford Motor or Siemens.

Besides, the Lean in Finance Association annually recruits volunteer assessors to carry out the Organization Excellence Gold Medal assessments.

 

LINF Doing What Matters: 90 days Business Transformation Award    

This is a great opportunity for organizations to win recognition for the work their Lean Six Sigma and business excellence professionals are delivering to customers, shareholders and other key stakeholders.

As a winner of Lean in Finance “90 days Business Transformation Project” you will increase your opportunities and become a model for the newcomers.

The Award consists of a Free Invitation to the Annual Lean in Finance Conference and a 3 Year Platinum Plus Free Membership to the Lean in Finance, granted for 5 members of the Team involved in the Innovation project and an unprecedented surprise for the Team Leader of the winning project

 

LINF Fast Innovation: Advanced Performance Award

The Lean in Finance "Fast Innovation" Awarding program acknowledges outstanding performance in key areas of business activity such as Develop Innovative Product and Process with your Customers, Customer Satisfaction Improvement and Product Development Project Management. Entrance is based on submitting a 200-word summary that demonstrates the role model activity in a given category or describe the characteristics of the product occurred thanks to innovation, indicating the name of the contact person in the company, able to certify the final results.

The Award consists of a Free Invitation to the Annual Lean in Finance Conference and a 3 Year Platinum Plus Free Membership to the Lean in Finance, granted for 5 members of the Team involved in the Innovation project and an unprecedented surprise for the Team Leader of the winning project

 

LINF Change Leadership: Board of Innovation Award

The “Board of Innovation" Award confirms the most outstanding personalities dealing with the Lean Six Sigma methodology. Due to their significant contribution to excellence, these people are highly appreciated and assumed as innovators in the LSS world.

The Award consists in a Free Invitation to the Annual Lean in Finance Conference and a Free Invitation to all the Lean in Finance Award Conferences for the President and the Vice President of the winning companies, either an unprecedented surprise.

 

LINF Gold Medal: Financial Operation Achievements

Do you see great Sustainable Operation Results from your effort with Lean Six Sigma? The organization that successfully achieved Excellence over the years will win The Gold Medal, offered by Lean in Finance.

To be eligible for the prize you need a written and valid business plan that specifies clear objectives and measurable results that can be verified in the P&L statement of the Company.

Participation is conditioned by submitting a description of the project in a summary no longer than 200 words, indicating the name of a contact person in the company, able to certify the final results and Power Point presentation with no more than 13 slides.

All projects/program activities fall within the scope of this program as long as they are using Lean Six Sigma methodology to attain sustainable results and demonstrate the ROI and the Real Impact in the P&L Statement of the Company.

The Award consists of aGold Medal” for the Project Team Leader of the winning company, and free tickets for a Company Board of 5 Directors at the Lean in Finance Annual Tour: “Best European Lean Six Sigma Manufacturing or Service Company”.

 

LINF Education: University Thesis Award

At each Summit & Awards event, Lean in Finance prizes those who file a Lean Six Sigma Methodology economical or engineering thesis, highly appreciated by our associated corporate companies. The Award will be provided following the priority of the application request received.

After completing the programs, you will have gained the necessary abilities that would help you increase the business development process.

Any member of the Lean in Finance that applies and completes a university thesis before September debating on the usage of the Lean Six Sigma Methodology in the business world may apply for this award.

The Award consists in a Coupon, that can be used to purchase any of the Lean in Finance Products or Services

 

LINF Social Network: Community Members Award

The most dynamic members of LINF platform who individualize and share the exceptional benefits of LINF Community and our Networking Groups (Facebook), will be awarded by Lean in Finance Community.

The Award consists in a Free Invitation to the Annual Lean in Finance Conference and a 3 Year Platinum Free Membership for the Top 2 voluntary contributors, one for each social discussion categories: Lean in Finance (LINF) Social Community and Facebook.

 

LINF Environment and Sustainability: Turning Lean Six Sigma Green Award

To be eligible for the prize you need a written and valid business plan that specifies clear objectives and assessable goal achievement. The "Lean Six Sigma Green" addresses to all program activities that use Lean Six Sigma methodology and register sustainable results.

Here are some categories for which you can apply in order to be awarded:

Energy Sourcing, Management and Efficiency

Green Buildings

Waste management and material usage

Technology / Infrastructure

Virtual Workplace

Chemicals

Water

Workplace design

Paperless

Environment and Climate

The Award consists in a Free Invitation to the Annual Lean in Finance Conference and 3 Year Platinum Plus Free Membership to the Lean in Finance, granted for 5 members of the Team involved in the Environment and Sustainability project and an unprecedented surprise for the Team Leader of the winning project.

 

LINF Project Academy: International Certification Project of the Year

This "Lean Six Sigma Certification" is the element to ensure you international visibility and reputation! It allows you align your competencies with other leading Institutions and Organizations that successfully meet the standard levels for excellence in expertise.

Lean in Finance provides this program in collaboration with SSA&COMPANY.

The Award consists in a Coupon that can be spent in a Travel Agency; it will be offered randomly to ONE (1) of the FIRST FIVE (5) Professionals that obtained our “International Lean Six Sigma Certification” either Green Belt or Black Belt. Free Invitation to the Annual Lean in Finance Conference is also included. The selection process will take place during the Conference.

  

CAN YOU GET IN?

Mainly created for enterprises with a Lean Six Sigma culture in Finances, Corporate Governance, Manufacturing and Service; this Award and Recognition program is also opened to Economics or Engineering graduating students. No management consultants are admitted.

The entry process itself is extremely valuable as it provides insight and learning around an organization’s current levels of performance and potential areas to improve.

Are you interested in submitting your Project? Enroll here and complete the online Form explaining in maximum 200 words the reason why it should be selected for the Award indicating the name of a contact person in the company, able to certify the final results.

 

WHAT DOES THE PARTICIPATION FEE INCLUDE?

2016 EXCELLENCE AWARD
is " FREE OF CHARGE "
(only by invitation)


The Winners of these Awards are announced within the Lean in Finance Excellence Award Ceremony held each October and led by the Lean in Finance Chairman and SSA&COMPANY.

In order to get enrolled in the Annual Gala Excellence Award Ceremony, you may pay through the online store of the Lean in Finance, selecting one of the three options and fees; please note that seats are limited:

Option 1 – 200,00 Euro, includes: Award Application, Gadgets, Participation in the Award Ceremony, Cocktail Appetizer, Workshop Session and Gala Dinner in an amazing and exclusive location in Milan (*) (Limited seats)

Option 2 – 100,00 Euro, includes: Award Application, Gadgets, Participation in the Award Ceremony, Workshop Session and Cocktail Appetizer in an amazing and exclusive lounge location in Milan (*) (Only 200 seats are available)

Option 3 –  60,00 Euro, includes: Award Application Fee, Gadgets. Participation in the Award Ceremony and Cocktail Appetizer is included only for the winners (*)

(*) The Organizing Board (Lean in Finance Direction) has the authority to change the date or cancel the Awards Ceremony if, at the end of September, the number of the participants entered in the race for the Award appears to be less than 80 participants. In case of cancellation only, there will be refunded the fee amount charged for participation.

 

AWARDS TIMELINE

Registration and Nomination Fee payment deadline:

Registration and Fee to be paid through our Online Store until July. Fill in the Online Nomination Form that you will have in Your Private Session, after the payment; provide the name of the project, a short description and above required references and contact information.

Projects assessment:

The Commission Panel will interview the finalist and complete the evaluation of the projects (in order to choose the winners): until September

The announcement of the finalists: October

Presentation submission:

The presentation has to be sent in Power Point or a PDF of a Power Point File.

Projects final presentation delivery: 10 days before the Summit & Award Conference

Awarding:

Summit & Award Conference: Last week of October

 

Find out more: Award Brochure

 

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