Deutsche Bank and Bristol-Myers Squibb among finalists announced for PEX Network Awards 2015

The entries are in, the judges have judged and after weeks of review and reams of paper – the finalists have been announced!

The shortlist for the PEX Network Awards 2015 was announced late last week after some last-minute reviews. This year competition has been fierce, meaning that it’s been harder than ever for our judges to settle on their list of finalists.

There were a number of notable achievements, most notable being SingTel, the Singapore telecoms giant, who were short listed in every category.

Amanda Jenkins, Awards Director, commented, "The finalists have been announced and once again, the standard of entries was incredibly high. Our judges have a mammoth task ahead of them, selecting finalists and an even bigger one narrowing those down to just one winner. It’s going to be an exciting few months in the lead up to PEX Week."

The final shortlist of companies/projects is:


Project/Name (Company)
Program Director of the Year

- Nina Muhleisen (ANZ Banking Group)
- Sridhar Krishnan (Catalent Pharma Solutions)
- Jerry W. Green (Phytel)
- Loh Yuan Mun (SingTel)

Best Start Up Business Process Improvement Program (Under 2 Years)

- ALBA Continuous Improvement (Aluminium Bahrain)
- Bright Ideas Improvement Program (ANZ Banking Group)
- PIMC Program - AVON (AVON Brazil)
- Lean Labs, API Ireland Site (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- Pacific Life Operational Excellence Program (Pacific Life)
- Agile Program (SingTel)

Best Business Process Improvement Program (Over 2 Years)

- APEX Program (AES Brazil)
- Process Robustness (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- Transforming Group Finance Through Process Change (Deutsche Bank)
- Metamorphosis: Going from Good to Great (Phytel)
- Winning the Hearts and Minds of Customers (SingTel)
- Progam Palomino (TELUS)

Most Innovative Approach to Driving Culture Change

- Warehouse OpEx Journey - Changing a Culture, Driving Results (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- Cambiamos: Strategy Shifts Fuel Cultural Change (Bristol-Myers Squibb Tlalpan Mexico Site)
- Building a Culture of Sustainable Continuous Improvement (Deutsche Bank)
- Think Innovation (Harris Health System)
- Let’s Make Everyday Better - ESPRESSO (SingTel)
Change Leader Program (TIAA-CREF)

Best Process Improvement Project Under 90 Days

- Warehouse Sampling Area Improvement (Bristol-Myers Squibb Humacao Puerto Rico Site)
- Transforming the CA-CIB Market P&L Process: "Product Control Project" (CA-CIB)
- Catalent Winchester Changeover Improvement Project (Catalent Pharma Solutions)
- Project Be There (SingTel)
- Capacity Additions (TELUS)
- "TC Way" Server Decommissioning Project (TIAA-CREF)

Best Business Transformation Project

- AES Eletropaulo Increasing Effectiveness in the Meters’ - Usage (AES Brazil)
- Eliquis Production Capacity Increase (Bristol-Myers Squibb)
- Software Development Excellence (Phyte)
- Project FMO (SingTel)
- Transforming the Process on Operational Disconnections and Connections (The AES Corporation)
- Money Movement In Roll Over Transformation (TIAA-CREF)

Best Project Contributing to Customer Excellence

- Project Pluto (SingTel)
- Bobbin Diameter Control (SWM International)
- The Customer (Synergy)
- ED Redesign - Patient Flow and Patient Satisfaction (Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas)
- Customer Complaint Resolution TAT Reduction (Jardine Lloyd Thompson)

Best Technology-Enabled Process Improvement Project

- Project Puccini (Generali PPF Holding)
- Project Hotfudge (Globe Telecom Philippines)
- Phytel Code Mapper (Phytel)
- CREAT Tool Implementation – DSS Quote/BOM Improvement (PolyOne Corporation)
- Project Digital Cash - Dash (SingTel)
- Maintenance Dredging Cost Optimisation (The AES Corporation)