Manufacturing Leadership Awards

Meet the 2017 ML Awards Winners!

2017 ML Awards Winners

Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership (ML) Council recognizes these world-class manufacturing companies and individual leaders as winners of the 2017 Manufacturing Leadership Awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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Manufacturing Leader of the Year

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Manufacturer of the Year (Small-Medium Enterprise)

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Manufacturer of the Year (Large Enterprise)

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Big Data & Advanced Analytics Leadership
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (Polaris Analytics Platform)
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (TURNAROUND Advanced Logic Planning Support)
  • Micron Technology, Inc.
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Collaborative Innovation Leadership
  • IBM Corp. (Resolution Rooms) high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Lexmark International, Inc. (Visual Process Management)
  • Raytheon Missile Systems
Customer Value Leadership
  • American Emergency Vehicles
  • LAI International, Inc. (Advanced Product Development Model)
  • Peterbilt Motor Company (Dynamic Truck Test) high-achiever_75x15.png
Engineering & Production Technology Leadership
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (Digital Design and Manufacturing (DDM) Platform)
  • Daikin Applied
  • LAI International, Inc. (BA/30K Sheath Program)
  • Lockheed Martin (Mold-In-Place Inlet Coatings Project) high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Lockheed Martin (Forced Mechanical Oscillation Drilling)
  • Lockheed Martin (Ultrasonic Hole Cutting)
  • Peterbilt Motors Company (Power Distribution and Fuse Box Error-Proofing Vision System)
  • Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
  • Rauland, a division of AMETEK, Inc.
  • Roche Tissue Diagnostics
  • Saudi Aramco (Long Term Planning Optimization Model for a network of Gas Oil Separation Plants)
  • Saudi Aramco (Oil Production Specification Prediction Innovative Tool)
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Propylene Dehydrogenation Project (PDH))
  • Under Armour, Inc.
  • uniQure, Inc.
Enterprise Technology Leadership
  • Atrium Windows and Doors
  • Ball Aerospace and Technologies, Inc. high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Cirrus Aircraft
  • Clif Bar & Company
  • Embraer SA
  • Flowserve, Inc.
  • Ford Motor Company
  • GK Machine, Inc.
  • Herbalife International of America, Inc.
  • JEALSA Rianxeira S.A.U.
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (Guided Method Execution for Global Quality Laboratories)
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Saudi Aramco (Application Whitelisting at the Process Control System's Layer)
  • Solaire Medical
  • Solenis LLC
  • Swedish Armed Force
  • West Liberty Foods LLC
Internet of Things in Manufacturing Leadership
  • Lexmark International, Inc. (Predictive Service) high-achiever_75x15.png
Mobility in Manufacturing Leadership
  • Adient
  • Commscope, Inc. high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Merck & Co., Inc. (Problem Solving System)
Operational Excellence Leadership
  • Agilent Technologies, Inc.
  • BASF
  • Bridge Publications, Inc.
  • Daktronics
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Hologic, Inc.
  • Honeywell Transportation Systems
  • IBM Corp. (CSC Appliances Excellence through Automation)
  • Johnson Controls
  • Johnson & Johnson
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  • LAI International, Inc. (ZAK, Inc. Integration)
  • Peterbilt Motors Co. (Self and Successive Inspection Project)
  • Plantronics Mexico
  • The Boeing Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Dow Operation Excellence System)
  • USG Corp. (Improving Operational Excellence with Lean Six Sigma)
Smart Product Leadership
  • Adcraft Labels, a division of Adcraft Products Co. Inc
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  • Asius Technologies LLC
  • Hernon Manufacturing, Inc.
  • SimpliVity, Inc.
  • The Raymond Corporation
Supply Chain Leadership
  • Firstronics, LLC
  • General Electric Company
  • Hostess Brands
  • IBM Corp. (5 Pillars of Supply Chain Operational Excellence) high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Lexmark International, Inc. (Finished Goods Pull Replenishment-Mid-Range Mono Products)
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • USG Mexico (New Logistic Project for Imported Products)
Sustainability Leadership
  • Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Cisco Systems, Inc. (Supply Chain Emissions Reduction Program)
  • People Against Dirty (Method Products PBC) high-achiever_75x15.png
Talent Management Leadership
  • Allegion Americas
  • Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance high-achiever_75x15.png
  • Oracle Corp. (Supply Chain Experiential Apprentice Initiative)
  • Proto Labs
  • The Dow Chemical Company (Talent Development)
Visionary Leadership (Individual Achievement)
  • Prof. Detlet Zuehlke, Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V.
  • Rick Luepke, Lockheed Martin
  • Joseph DeSimone, PhD, Carbon, Inc.
  • Julian SK Tan, IBM Corp.
  • P.J. Gruetzmacher, LAI International, Inc.
  • Paul Dean II, The Dow Chemical Company
Partner Award Winners
  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • Demand Management, Inc.
  • iBaset, Inc.
  • Exact Macola Division
  • Leading2Lean
  • Logility, Inc.
  • NextLabs, Inc.
  • Paper-Less LLC
  • Parsec Automation Corp.
  • Smartware Group, Inc.
  • Tata Consultancy Services
  • Tech Mahindra
  • Teradata Corp.