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Teaming Up for Process Improvement and Cost Savings

Summary: The 22 teams that took part in the 2007 International Team Excellence Award competition demonstrated the importance of teamwork in process improvement. A record five teams won awards, and for the first time in the competition’s history, three silver medals were awarded. The Boeing Company’s C-17 Program, Long Beach, CA, won the Gold Award as well as two Silver Awards. A third Silver Award went to Florida’s Department of Children and Families, SunCoast Region, Largo, FL. CSX Corporation, Jacksonville, FL, took the Bronze Medal. A sidebar article lists 2007-08 International Team Excellence Award criteria.

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  • Topics: Teams, Continuous Improvement, Problem Solving, Safety, Innovation, Benchmarking, Project Management
  • Keywords: AQP Team Excellence Award Winner, Process improvement team, Team effectiveness
  • Author: Jacobsen; Janet
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation