Dorian Awards | 2024
Calling all Problem Solvers & Leaders
The Dorian Awards
Throughout the year we guide you and your teams in developing your problem solving skills so you can solve any problem faster and more efficiently. Now it’s time to recognize your successes.
About the Awards
Every year, teams across the world complete problem solving projects worthy of recognition. The 2024 Dorian Awards will honor problem solving teams, leaders, and companies who exemplified outstanding application of Shainin methods or leadership during the 2023 year.
These projects are of critical importance to our customers. They help resolve long-standing issues, improve bottom lines, and enhance operations around the globe.
You can honor superior performance by nominating excellent teams, leaders, and organizations for a Dorian Award.
Deadlines & Timeline
NOVEMBER 1, 2023
DECEMBER 18, 2023
REVIEW OF NOMINATIONS:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF FINALISTS:
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS:
How it Works
Submit a Nomination
To nominate a project for consideration, follow these steps:
Step 1: Complete a project using Shainin methods
- Complete the project between 1 December 2022 and 17 December 2023
- Fully document the project using the appropriate templates
- PDF the Project Report
Step 2: Submit a nomination
- Submit a nomination at the link below no later than 11:59pm EST on December 18, 2023
- Complete all requested fields
- Include the project report
Step 3: Connect with tech
- To get real-time updates about nominations, finalist announcements and winners, follow us on LinkedIn
- Watch your email for notifications regarding your nomination status
Ready to Nominate?
Award Nomination Categories & Criteria
Do you know a problem-solving team who dedicated themselves to solving your facility’s most critical issues? Is there a leader who should be recognized for effectively selecting and sponsoring impactful projects? Be sure to nominate them in November!
Don’t have their project files? Send them this link to complete a nomination submission.
This category of awards is for companies who have succesfully developed a Red X Program within a facility, division, region, or company and can demonstrate impactful improvements based on that development.
Bottom Line Improvement Award
Did your program have incredible financial results or impactful savings? Have your projects reduced warranty claims, prevented field failures or created other measureable improvements? You might be eligible for this award.
Project of the year Awards
This category of awards is for project teams who have demonstrated outstanding application of Shainin methodologies in solving complex problems within their company.
Plant Manufacturing Savings Project of the Year
Did your project have impactful savings for your plant or facility? Has your project contributed to major savings for your company? Did your project require creative application of Shainin methods? You might be eligible for this award.
Field reliability project of the year
Did your project improve field reliability for your products? Has your project shown a decrease in reliability issues while requiring a creative application of Shainin methods? What about demonstrated a control method for reliability failures? You might be eligible for this award.
Product Development project of the year
Has your project focused on controlling or eliminating product development failures? Did your project allow your company to achieve a trouble-free product launch? You might be eligible for this award.
Resilient engineering problem prevention project of the year
Did your project reveal potential issues early in the development process? Have your project findings helped you uncover potential critical issues that would have gone otherwise unnoticed allowing you to avoid costly changes later? You might be eligible for this award.
Transaxional business project of the year
Did your project resolve an impactful process problem? Have your projects reduced downtime, miscommunication, or process complexity? You might be eligible for this award.
This category of awards is for leaders who have increased the impact of problem solving using Shainin technologies within their organization.
Rolling Top 5 Leadership excellence
Has problem solving program inspired growing trust with your customers? Have your efforts to implement the RT5 structure increased your problem solving performance? Do you have a structured program that identifies & guides teams to solving impactful projects? You might be eligible for this award.
Red X Master of the Year
Did your coaching projects make a significant impact at your organization? Have your skills expanded the impact of Shainin technology within your company? Have you coached multiple people through projects and ceritification? You might be eligible for this award.
Curious about past awards?
The commitment, dedication, and innovation within problem solving is demonstrated by past recipients serving as models for others in the problem solving world.