Jabil Global Best Practices Competition Projects Deliver Value
Twelve finalists faced off for four hours yesterday morning to compete in Jabil’s global Deliver Best Practices competition. Contestants were vying for the top prize in each of four competition categories: Operational Excellence, Human Development, Social and Environmental Responsibility and Customer Satisfaction.
Presenting before a panel of Jabil executives, the finalists’ showcased impressive projects that reduced costs, streamlined processes, recycled material and supported employee programs and local communities. In the end, each finalist claimed a prize, with the top winner in each category receiving a trophy and cash prize to share with his or her team.
The Judges for the final day of competition included Tim Main, Jabil President and CEO; Mark Mondello, Chief Operating Officer; Forbes Alexander, Chief Financial Officer; Bill Peters, Executive Vice President, Human Development & Human Resources; and Mike Matthes, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Operations.
Tim Main was particularly impressed with the quality of the presentations, comparing the competition to that of the Olympics, where champions win by the slimmest of margins. Such was the case in Jabil’s 2012 Deliver Best Practices Competition. In fact, in the Social and Environmental Responsibility category, two winners shared the first place honors in a tie for first place.
The 2012 Deliver Best Practices winners include:
- First place: St. Petersburg – Demand Alignment Process
- Second Place: Suzhou Materials Technology – Tooling to Beat Competitors
- Third Place: Szombathely Aftermarket Services – Lean Transformation
- First Place: Shanghai – Customs Portal
- Second Place: Tianjin Materials Technology, Plastics – Assembly Automation
- Third Place: Chihuahua – Lean Manufacturing
- First Place: Venray – New Training Setup
- Second Place: Penang – Training System Improvements
- Third Place: Manesar Aftermarket Services – Employee Development Program
Social and Environmental Responsibility
- First Place: (TIE) Sombathely Aftermarket Services – Electronic Waste Alternative and Taichung Materials Technology, Tooling – Reduced Copper Usage
- Second Place: Shanghai – Volunteer Center