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
Manufacturing Leader of the Year
Dr. Detlef Zuhlke
Manufacturer of the Year (Small-Medium Enterprise)
Pixelligent Technologies, LLC
Manufacturer of the Year (Large Enterprise)
The Dow Chemical Company
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.
- VirTex Enterprises LP
Collaborative Innovation Leadership
- IBM Corp. (Resolution Rooms)
- 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)
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)
- 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.
- 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)
Mobility in Manufacturing Leadership
- Commscope, Inc.
- Merck & Co., Inc. (Problem Solving System)
Operational Excellence Leadership
- Agilent Technologies, Inc.
- Bridge Publications, Inc.
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
- Hologic, Inc.
- Honeywell Transportation Systems
- IBM Corp. (CSC Appliances Excellence through Automation)
- Johnson Controls
- Johnson & Johnson
- Keysight Technologies
- 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
- 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)
- Lexmark International, Inc. (Finished Goods Pull Replenishment-Mid-Range Mono Products)
- Siemens Healthineers
- USG Mexico (New Logistic Project for Imported Products)
- Airbus Operations GmbH
- Cisco Systems, Inc. (Supply Chain Emissions Reduction Program)
- People Against Dirty (Method Products PBC)
Talent Management Leadership
- Allegion Americas
- Northeast Wisconsin (NEW) Manufacturing Alliance
- 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
- Autodesk, Inc.
- Demand Management, Inc.
- iBaset, Inc.
- Exact Macola Division
- Logility, Inc.
- NextLabs, Inc.
- Paper-Less LLC
- Parsec Automation Corp.
- Smartware Group, Inc.
- Tata Consultancy Services
- Tech Mahindra
- Teradata Corp.