2011 Winners

About the Awards

What We Are Looking For

The PM100 Awards honor manufacturing companies that have transformed themselves through the use of information technology. The program recognizes innovative projects that deliver competitive advantage and demonstrate a manufacturing company’s mastery of at least one of eight core disciplines that we believe are critical for manufacturing success.

Award nominees describe their projects using an online form. A panel of expert judges reviews the nominations and casts votes for each core discipline. Click here for more information on the methodology used.

PM100 judges are looking for projects that show technical achievement, but they also look for much more than that. Judges like projects that have enabled manufacturers to set themselves apart from their competitors and that have delivered clear and compelling return on investment and other results. A lean supply chain initiative that enabled a manufacturer to reduce inventory, cut costs, and compete in new markets are a few examples. Or a disruptive new product innovation.

Please answer all questions on the form, providing judges with as much detail as possible, particularly pertaining to the project itself, its strategic objective, industry background, and achievements/ROI.

Nominations may be coordinated by technology partners, but manufacturers on behalf of whom the nomination has been submitted must have approved the nomination. Please include the manufacturer’s project leader and executive sponsor contact information.

For an anonymous example of a successful PM100 nomination, click here.


Who the Awards Are For

While the Awards are exclusively for manufacturing companies, the Progressive Manufacturing Awards Program does recognize technology partners that have enabled winning nominations.

Manufacturers anywhere in the world are eligible for the PM100 Awards.  Multiple nominations may be submitted but each must be for a different project.  No more than three nominations per year, per company.


Why You Should Nominate Your Project

It’s not every day that you, your team, and your company get recognized by an objective manufacturing authority such as Managing Automation or the distinguished PM100 Judging Panel. This is your chance to tell the world about your achievements.

Here’s what PM100 winners get:

– Global recognition of your company as a manufacturing leader
– Use of the PM100 winner logo on your Web site to spread the word of your achievements
– Complimentary passes to the 2011 Manufacturing Leadership Summit May 9-11 in Palm Beach, Florida [link to Summit site]
– Coverage of your winning project in Managing Automation and Manufacturing Executive print and online
– Eligibility to join the Manufacturing Executive online community


How Are PM100 Winners Selected?

PM100 winners are selected based on evaluations by a panel of expert judges who review and vote on each nomination. The judges review and vote on each nomination. The 100 Manufacturers whose nominations receive the highest scores are designated as PM100 winners.

Eight High Achievers are selected using the same evaluations from the Expert Judges. The manufacturer receiving the highest score in each mastery category is selected as a High Achiever.

Winners of the Progressive Manufacturer of the Year Awards are selected through a collaborative process based on the Expert Judge evaluations as well editorial evaluations. Finalists for the Progressive Manufacturer of the Year Awards will be contacted by Managing Automation editors.

Winners of the Editors’ Choice Awards are selected through the consensus of the Managing Automation editorial staff.

For more on the PM100 evaluation and voting methodologies, click here.


How We Use the Information You Provide

All information provided on the nomination forms is considered private and will only be used by the Managing Automation Media editorial staff and the PM100 judges.

Managing Automation may draw on the information in preparing profiles of the PM100 High Achievers, Progressive Manufacturers of the Year, and Editors’ Choice Award winners, but inclusion of nomination form information in these profiles will be subject to the approval of the winning company.

For more information about the PM100 Awards, email summit@thomaspublishing.com