Lean Division Best Practice Past Competition Winners

2021 Winners

1st Place:
Alberto Gonzalez and Francisco Lepe
Flex Tijuana, Mexico
“Strengthen the Partnership with Strategic Medical Customer”

Consolation Finalist:
Mónika Mólnar, Tibor Nagy and Jorge González
Flex Sárvár, Hungary
“Flex Sárvár FORD Slim Display Module End to End Enhancement”

Manuel Baranda, Grisel Baez and Aaron Quintana
Flex Juarez South, Mexico
“Juarez South P Customer Launch”

2020 Winners

1st Place:
Smriti Neogi, Josh Schaffzin, Glenn Schneider and Rodger Abbott
Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center
"Improving IV-Pump Turnaround Promotes Experience and Safety at Children's Hospital"

2nd Place:
Omid Arani and Alfonso Abad-Rodriguez
Faribault Foods
"Adopting Lean Practices to Achieve Sustainability Objectives"

2019 Winners

Not awarded

2018 Winners

1st Place:
Alberto Rodriguez Perales and Rodo Baldo Banda Sepulveda
Jabil Circuit Co., De Chihuahua, Mexico
"Family Medical Care Services"

2017 Winners

Joint 1st Place:
Chanchal Saha and Warren Boldrin
IBM Coroporation
"Predictive Order Advisor:  Integrating Lean Techniques with Analytical Modeling for Customer Order Management"

Joint 1st Place:
Heidi Arnold
Indiana University Health North Hospital
"Improving Mammography Workflow and Throughput to ease Staff Efforts and Serve More Patients"

2nd Place:
Jason Sammut
Firstronic LLC
"Single pass process for Printed Circuit Board Assemblies with Double Sided Soldering Requirements"

2016 Winners

1st Place:
Nikhil Pal, Roland Tang and Sanjeeve Verma
Jabil Circuit Singapore Pte. Ltd.
"Lean Culture Transformation - Next Level"

2nd Place:
Emmanual Joseph and KW Chang
Jabil Circuit Penang, Malaysia
"Solder Dross Recycling Process Optimization"

3rd Place:
Sreekanth Ramakrishnan and Michael Testani
IBM Corporation
"Integrating Lean and Agile Practices to Accelerate Change Efforts"

2015 Winners

1st Place:
Lynne Smith, Lauren Hudspeth and Jessica Hoffman
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
"Investment Workflow: An Innovative Application of Lean in Philanthropy"

2nd Place:
Sean Roche and Ken McClannon
Nypro Healthcare, Ireland
"Development of a New Nypro Healthcare Manufacturing Facility"

3rd Place:
Csilla Papp and Aron Mark Bobvos
Robert Bosch Power Tool Kft., Hungary
"Let's Make it Lean! Lean Transformation as the Key Success Factor for Sustainable Growth"

2014 Winners

1st Place:
Jack Chen and Yufeng Xu
Jabil Co.
"Manufacturing Process Optimization Program"

2nd Place:
Paula Liotine and Mark Nash
American Fidelity Assurance
"Creating a Lean Culture in the Insurance Industry"

3rd Place:
Sabina Gerard
Tata Consultancy Services
"Herculean - The Innovative Lean Deployment Program"

2013 Winners

1st Place:
Hemantha Perera and Lalith Herath
MAS Linea Aqua
"Manufacturing Practices for Operational Excellence in the Apparel Industry"

2nd Place:
Parviz Kheirkhah and Lucy Moyer
MD Anderson Cancer Center
"Pharmacy Go Lean: An Initiative in Lean Culture"

3rd Place:
Julie Sisson and Joe Giorgianni
Harris Corporation
"Implementing Lean Supplier Pull Systems via Supplier Portal

2012 Winners

1st Place:
Ron Phipps, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
"The Lean Journey at MD Anderson's Labs"

2nd Place:
Mark Nash, Pelco Products Inc.
"Manufacturing Warehouse Conversion to a Lean Pull System"

3rd Place:
Chris Nelson and Keith Rigoni, BAE Systems Inc.
"A Lean transformation in Material Handling"

2011 Winners

Joint 1st Place:
Sudhendu Rai and Cyndi Quan-Trotter; Xerox Corp.
"Lean Document Production: A Simulation-based Methodology for Optimizing Print Shops"

Joint 1st Place:
Sreekanth Ramakrishnan, Warren Boldrin and Michael Testani, IBM
"Sustaining a Lean Transformation in Complex Server Assembly and Test Organization"

2nd Place:
Joseph Ogabi, Triumph Aerostructures, Vought Aircraft Division
"Integrating Lean and Six Sigma Principles to Reduce WIP Inventory"