Manufacturing Leadership Awards

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Nomination Period Extended for 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Frost & Sullivan's Manufacturing Leadership Council prepares to honor companies leading the industry into the Manufacturing 4.0 era 

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — December 12, 2016— Due to a late surge in nominations, Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Awards today announced that the deadline for submitting nominations has been extended to Friday, January 13, 2017. Now in their 13th year, the ML Awards honor visionary businesses and individuals shaping the future of global manufacturing.

For more information on the ML Awards or to access the nomination form, please visit:

“We’re extending the deadline to make sure all manufacturers that are transforming their industries have the chance to receive recognition as Manufacturing Leadership Awards winners” said Manufacturing Leadership Council Founder, Global Vice President and Editorial Director David R. Brousell. “Winning an ML Award is the best way for manufacturers to prove to customers, suppliers, and partners that they are leading the charge to Manufacturing 4.0.”

Nominations will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of judges along with Frost & Sullivan Manufacturing Leadership Council analysts. Judges look for projects and individual achievements that have helped manufacturers set themselves apart from competitors and have delivered clear, compelling value and return on investment.

Awards will be presented in the following 12 project categories:


  •   Supply Chain Leadership
  • ›  Sustainability Leadership
  • ›  Talent Management Leadership
  • ›  Engineering and Production Technology Leadership
  • ›  Enterprise Technology Leadership
  • ›  Smart Product Leadership
  • ›  Collaborative Innovation Leadership
  • ›  Operational Excellence Leadership
  • ›  Customer Value Leadership
  • ›  Internet of Things Leadership
  • ›  Mobility in Manufacturing Leadership
  • ›  Big Data and Advanced Analytics Leadership



In addition, outstanding individuals will be presented with Visionary Leadership and Lifetime Achievement awards. Recipients will be honored at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit, June 12-14, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Resort in Huntington Beach, CA. Themed “Manufacturing 4.0 in Action,” the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Summit is the place manufacturing executives can network with and learn from the world’s foremost manufacturing experts and leaders.

Download the form and submit your best projects and leaders for a 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Award.


About the Manufacturing Leadership Council

The Manufacturing Leadership Council, Frost & Sullivan, is the world’s first member-driven, global business leadership network dedicated to senior executives in the manufacturing industry. The Manufacturing Leadership Council’s mission is to help senior executives define and shape a better future for themselves, their organizations, and the industry at large. The Council produces 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 over 6,700 members worldwide; the Manufacturing Leadership Council, an invitation-only executive organization of over 260 members; the annual Manufacturing Leadership Summit; the Manufacturing Leadership Awards, celebrating industry achievement; and the thought-leading Manufacturing Leadership Journal. For more information, visit

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