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2020 Dorian Awards

Shainin is pleased to honor outstanding individuals and companies for their achievements and accomplishments with Shainin Technologies. The 2020 nominations reflected strong leadership supporting solving and preventing complex problems as well as a brilliant application of Shainin methods in a variety of circumstances.  We are proud to announce today the final results and ultimate winners of the 2020 Dorian Awards.

2020 Dorian Awards Winners

Project of the Year Awards

Plant Manufacturing Project of the year

The criteria for this award will be a combination of elements including but not limited to the following:

  • Speed and efficiency of the problem solved

  • Technical difficulty and complexity of the problem solved

  • Project impact and leverage across the organization

  • Creative use of Shainin technologies

  • Clarity of the project documentation

Bryan Harris, Travis Fiebernitz,
John Johnson, Jonathan Craft, Brian Cartwright

Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies Cleveland, GA, USA

Field Reliability Project of the Year

The criteria for this award will be a combination of elements including but not limited to the following:

  • Speed and efficiency of the problem solved

  • Technical difficulty and complexity of the problem solved

  • Project impact and leverage across the organization

  • Creative use of Shainin technologies

  • Clarity of the project documentation

J. Sriramakrishnan, Ankit Tripathi,
G Sundaresh, B Ganesh, Vinod Venkatesh

Bosch Ltd.
Bangalore, India

Product Development Project of the year

The criteria for this award will be a combination of elements including but not limited to the following:

  • Speed and efficiency of the problem solved

  • Technical difficulty and complexity of the problem solved

  • Project impact and leverage across the organization

  • Creative use of Shainin technologies

  • Clarity of the project documentation

Benjamin Sheen, Andre Bida,
Andrea Rimondi, Ben Karrer, Matt Fox

Eaton Corp, Vehicle Group
Marshall, MI, USA

Resilient Engineering Project of the year

The criteria for this award will be a combination of elements including but not limited to the following:

  • Speed and efficiency of the problem solved

  • Technical difficulty and complexity of the problem solved

  • Project impact and leverage across the organization

  • Creative use of Shainin technologies

  • Clarity of the project documentation

Dean Kariniemi, Holger Steffen,
Michael Thiel, Dean Flower

Daimler Truck North America, Detroit Diesel Corp
Detroit, MI, USA

Transaxional Project of the year

The criteria for this award will be a combination of elements including but not limited to the following:

  • Speed and efficiency of the problem solved

  • Technical difficulty and complexity of the problem solved

  • Project impact and leverage across the organization

  • Creative use of Shainin technologies

  • Clarity of the project documentation

Frank Seymour, Craig Kazmierczak,
Greg Valade, Hakan Uras,
TJ Clacher, Dean Flower, Zornitza

Diamler Truck
Detroit, MI, USA

Leadership Award Winners

RT5® Leadership Excellence Award

  1. The number of successful projects sponsored in one year.
  2. The impact of said projects on a facility, business unit or company.
  3. The successful implementation of a problem-solving culture within the realm of responsibility of the RT5 Leader.
  4. Obstacles removed or otherwise overcome in the development and implementation of a successful problem-solving program.
  5. The number of engineers having been successfully certified and the overall skill level attained by those engineers

Anantharman B
Bosch Ltd – Nashik,India

Jamie Johnston
Stellantis Detroit, MI, USA

Rodrigo Medina Chacon
Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, Germany

Red X® Master of the Year Award

  1. For outstanding results in the performance in executing the role and responsibilities assigned as a Red X® Master.
  2. Important considerations for this award are: the number of coaching sessions conducted, the number of persons coached in this year, the number of engineers having successfully completed certification.
  3. Other criteria are for example; Red X® effectiveness awareness and development.
  4. Scope of responsibility and impact of projects coached to successful completion.

Chris Hernan
Stellantis

Auburn Hills, MI, USA

RT5® Executive of the Year Award

  1. Acts as a corporate or regional champion for critical problems.
  2. Is actively engaged in the process of identifying, selecting, and then defining breakthrough Red X® projects.
  3. Conducts regular reviews to ensure that key projects are solved quickly and efficiently.
  4. Seeks and succeeds in actively leveraging Shainin solutions throughout the corporation wherever applicable.
  5. Supports and fosters both RT5 leadership throughout multiple management levels as well as a team of certified Red X engineers through a comprehensive and effective training program.
  6. Encourages major suppliers and customers to jointly solve problems by using common tools, speaking a common language, and leveraging the understanding that efficiency and knowledge are gained by effective cooperation and sharing of lessons learned.
  7. Actively recognizes and rewards outstanding performance in problemsolving. 3
  8. Provides leadership guidance, structural framework, and effective mentoring of a dynamic problem-solving culture beyond quality and manufacturing operations.
  9. Is recognized as an exceptional leader and respected for implementing problem solving as a core competence and part of the corporate culture.

Oliver Schöner
Audi

Neckarsulm, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Company Award Winners

Bottom Line Improvement Excellence Award

  1. For the best financial result of a specific project having solved a complex technical problem.
  2. The bottom line is a total savings calculation usually based on improved throughput, scrap reduction, productivity, or other measurable manufacturing key performance indicator.
  3. Included are warranty reductions, field failure avoidance, and other technical solutions resulting in savings.

**Please note: all submissions will be guarded as completely secret and no details will be disclosed in any manner.

Nemak
Garcia
Nuevo Leon, MX

Red X® Project Sponsorship Management

  1. Rolling Top 5 Managers who offer excellent encouragement, assistance and reinforcement in support of their Red X Problem Solving teams to achieve excellent results.
  2. This award is for comprehensive management endorsement and leadership attention in the prioritization and enablement of a successful problem-solving culture inside a facility.
  3. Important are the consistency, quality, and active participation of sponsorship activities including regular project reviews, recognition of results, and inspiration leading to structured problem-solving sponsorship becoming a key core competence of the company’s leadership culture.

Robert Bosch
Elektronika Kft.
Hatvan, Hungary

Y TO X® PROBLEM SOLVING CULTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARD

  1. The successful implementation of the Red X® methodology as a key component of a problem-solving culture supported by executive leadership, sponsored actively by management, and lived as a normal way of doing business within a business unit, facility, or division of a company.
  2. A successful problem-solving culture implies that the Red X® tool kit was adopted and integrated into a corporate culture.
  3. Harmony with existing tools, quality management systems, and other simple problemsolving methodologies would be a positive indication of a successful corporate assimilation.
  4. Aspects of establishing Y to X as a key core competence would include a clear vision, effective guidance and structure systems, active training programs, engaged sponsorship, good communication platforms, goal-oriented management support, and an effective system for rewards and recognition.

American Axle & Manufacturing
Detroit, MI, USA

Curious about this year's awards?

Visit our Dorian Awards

Each year the criteria for the awards gets a little more rigorous as participation in nominations increases. View this year’s Dorian Awards and Criteria to see what projects are eligible for this year. 

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Dorian Awards Criteria

Team Project Awards

Transaxional Business
PROJECT OF THE YEAR

Business processes deliver critical functions. But sometimes processes break, and the reason isn’t clear. TransaXional Business Projects focus on what must go right in a process for it to deliver the desired result every time.  The  TransaXional Business Project of the Year Award recognizes projects that focus on process-based problems. Projects that win this award will demonstrate: 

  • The impact of the problem for the company and the team 
  • The strategy implemented to complete the project.
  • Creative & effective use of the Shainin Transaxional tools  
  • The timeline of resolution from initial discovery through project closure