Industrial Excellence Award / Die Beste Fabrik


Since 1995, the Industrial Excellence Award (IEA) competition benchmarks European competitiveness in the industrial and service sectors. This competition focuses on Strategy Deployment, that is, how organizations align distributed activities and knowledge to achieve common strategic goals. For further information, please visit our website: (also accessible through

An international jury of operations management professors from INSEAD, WHU, CJBS, HEC, IESE, Koç, RSM and TU/e will determine the finalists for the Industrial Excellence Award.

Each year in autumn a management conference - organised by Euroforum - takes place.


Jean Cazaubieilh, Plant Manager, Continental Automotive France SAS
Prof. Stephen E. Chick, Professor of Healthcare Management, INSEAD


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"Das Prinzip der Roten Karte", in: Harvard Business Manager
"Fair Dealing in Consumer Finance", erscheint in: Harvard Business Review

"Management Quality and Competitiveness", in: Springer-Verlag
"Industrial Excellence", in: Springer-Verlag