About the Award
Since 1995, the Industrial Excellence Award (IEA) competition benchmarks Management Quality for European competitiveness in the industrial and service sectors. This competition focuses on Digital Strategy Formation and Deployment Top-Down & Bottom-up, that is, how organizations align distributed activities and knowledge to achieve common strategic goals. In the past we awarded best practices for Lean Management (1st Edition) and Supply Chain Integration (2nd Edition); more recently the focus has shifted towards Strategy Cascading and Employee Engagement for Operational Excellence (3rd Edition). In the future we expect firms to compete on superior value creation for individual customers or customer segments through Digitally-Enhanced Processes and Data Analytics (4th EDITION) and thus become even more adaptive, agile and aligned.