Manufacturing Leadership Awards 2016 Nominations Now Open

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council prepares to recognize 2016 industry notables

Aug 04, 2015, 11:15 ET from Frost & Sullivan

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing pace-setters from around the world are invited to nominate breakthrough projects and individual leaders for the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards. Produced by Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council, the ML Awards remains the industry's most prestigious awards program.

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Now in its 12th year, the ML Awards honors companies and individual leaders that are shaping the future of global manufacturing. In addition, honors are granted to technology providers that have assisted ML Awards winners in achieving transformational breakthroughs. They also celebrate the outstanding career achievements of manufacturing leaders who build best-in-class companies and help advance the manufacturing industry.

Recipients of the ML Awards redeem global recognition as manufacturing industry leaders and are subsequently honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 6-9, 2016 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA. Past 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 and Thule. Individual honorees have included General Electric Chairman and CEO Jeffrey R. Immelt and Sir James Dyson, inventor and founder of the Dyson Company.

"We are especially excited about the ML Awards this year," said David R. Brousell, Global Vice President and Editorial Director of the Manufacturing Leadership Council. "The transition to Manufacturing 4.0 is rapidly transforming the industry and leading to the kind of breakthrough projects that will, no doubt, produce many inspiring ML Awards nominations."

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. Other categories include Operational Excellence, Sustainability and Supply Chain Leadership.

Manufacturers and their technology partners can submit 2016 ML Awards nominations in the following project categories:

2016 Project/Company Awards:

  • Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership
  • Customer Value Leadership
  • Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Enterprise Technology Leadership
  • Innovation Process Leadership
  • Internet of Things in Manufacturing Leadership
  • Mobility in Manufacturing Leadership
  • New Product Leadership
  • Next-Generation 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:

Manufacturers may take advantage of an "early bird" offer by submitting their ML Awards nominations through September 30. Those that select this option will receive a $100 discount off of the $350 submission fee. Regular submissions may be made through October 15, 2015, and may be submitted online using a downloadable form. Nominees are entered into specific categories and evaluated by a panel of expert judges. ML Awards winners will be notified in February, prior to a public announcement of the winners.

For more information on the 2016 Manufacturing Leadership Awards, including past ML Awards recipients, examples of completed nomination forms and to download and submit nomination forms, visit:

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The Manufacturing Leadership Community, Frost & Sullivan, is the world's first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Community'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 Community offers  an extensive portfolio of leadership networking, information and professional development products, programs, and services -- including the Manufacturing Leadership Community Website, an online global business network with 6,900 members around the world; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 100 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, please visit

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