, the world’s largest network of quality resources and experts, has announced that 32 global teams from nine countries have been named finalists in the 27th annual International Team Excellence Awards process.
The teams will be part of the quality impact sessions and live case study presentations May 21-23 at ASQ’s annual World Conference on Quality and Improvement at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA.
Teams representing a broad spectrum of industries including manufacturing, service, education, health care and government will vie for the ASQ gold, silver and bronze awards. Winners will be announced during an awards ceremony Wednesday, May 23, and will serve as benchmarks of organizational excellence in all industries for years to come.
The finalists’ projects showcase creative and innovative solutions and organizational cost-savings. Conference attendees can observe team project presentations that demonstrate the real-life application of quality tools to achieve valuable business results.
The following finalists have been invited to participate in the 2012 International Team Excellence Award process. Project summaries can be found at wcqi.asq.org
Ramaiah Institute of Management Studies - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Tropic Isles Elementary - Fort Myers, FL
CGI Federal - Fort Campbell, KY.
Ministry of Defense (MINDEF)-Singapore
NAVFAC-Navy Medicine-HDR-Clark/McCarthy-Camp Pendleton, CA
National Reconnaissance Office-Chantilly, VA
URS Federal Services-Stockton, UT
BJC Healthcare - St. Louis
Alcoa Inc.-Morristown, TN
Altos Hornos de México S.A.B.de C.V.-Coahuila, Mexico
Anheuser-Busch InBev-St. Louis
Boeing-Long Beach, CA
Continental Automotive System Co. Ltd.-Tianjin, TJ, China
Continental Automotive Systems Corp.-Icheon-city, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
CSX Transportation/General Electric-Jacksonville, FL
Ford Motor Co.-Buenos Aires, Argentina
Ford Motor Co.-Saarlouis, Saarland, Germany
Ford Motor Co.-Dearborn, MI
General Motors-Milford, MI
Hewlett Packard-Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Reliance Industries Ltd. Dahej-Dahej, Gujarat, India
Reliance Industries Ltd. Hazira-Surat, Gujarat, India
Suzlon Energy Limited-Pune, Maharashtra, India
Firstsource Solutions Ltd.-Amherst, N.Y.
HCL Technologies-Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Housing and Development Board-Singapore, Singapore
Pruksa Real Estate Public Company Ltd.-Phayathai, Bangkok, Thailand
Telecom Personal SA-Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Capital Federal, Argentina
Telefonica Argentina-Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tgestiona-Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans-Coconut Grove, FL
Wyndham Consumer Finance-Las Vegas