International Team Excellence Award 2017-18 Team Entry Form - ASQ

International Team Excellence Award (ITEA)

2017-18 ITEA Preliminary Round Team Entry Form

Before you start the entry process, please review submission requirements and tips and checklist.

You will need:

  • Team name and 100 word project description.
  • Voiceover PowerPoint aligning your completed project with the award criteria. Your PowerPoint file should be 100 MB or less and include criteria item numbers, slide number and speaker notes for each slide. Speaker notes must be able to be read aloud within a 45-minute time period. Instructions on how to create a voice over PowerPoint File.
  • Team photo. (High resolution .jpg file required.)
  • Your organization's logo. (High resolution .jpg file required.)

Team entry requires three actions on your part. Complete in the order given. Deadline for all three parts of this submission process are due September 8, 2017.

  1. Complete online entry form below. Before pressing submit button, print the completed form for reference.
  2. Payment.
    • The Regular Team Entry Fee is $699 US Dollars.
    • Public Education Team Entry Fee is $199 US Dollars. Note: “public education” is defined as teams from publicly funded K-12 public education systems or their international equivalents. Contact itea@asq.org for additional information.
    • Entries will not be processed until payment is received. The process for payment will vary depending on the method you select in the online form.
    • Paying by Credit Card. (You have the option to pay for multiple team award submissions with one transaction. Update the quantity box on the shopping cart page to reflect the number of team entries submitting prior to clicking the checkout button.) After you submit the applicable online entry form(s):
      1. Regular Team Entry Fee
      2. Public Education Team Entry Fee
    • Paying by check.
      After you submit the online entry form below, mail check along with a printout of this completed Team Entry form(s) to:
             ASQ
             Attn: ITEA Entry Fee
             P.O. Box 3066
             Milwaukee, WI, USA 53201-3066
    • Payment by International Wire Transfer to ASQ
      After you submit the online entry form below, Wire Funds in U.S. dollars to:
             PNC Bank N.A.; 4100 W. 150th Street; Cleveland, OH 44135
             SWIFT Code: PNCCUS33
             For credit to American Society for Quality, account # 4245714835
  3. Transfer Voiceover PowerPoint files, Team photo, and your organization's logo to ASQ.
    After you submit the online entry form below and complete your payment process, use this link to our secure file transfer system.
    You do not need to have an Egnyte account to transfer these files to ASQ. You will receive an email confirmation that your files have been received.

Step A. Online Entry Form

Information you provide on this form will be used for preparing your team finalist award and/or used in promotional materials. We reserve the right to edit your project description. Please do not type in all capital letters.

Fields with an asterisk* are required.

Team Entry Fee

   Regular Team Entry
   Fee is *$699 US Dollars

    We understand the following:
Public Education Team Entry
Fee is *$199 US Dollars

We understand the following:
  • We will receive a detailed scoresheet and feedback report from the judges to measure our improvement process
  • If we qualify and are invited to participate in the final round process at the World Conference on Quality and Improvement in Seattle, Washington, USA, April 30 – May 2, 2018, we understand the following:
    • We will receive a detailed scoresheet/feedback report from the final round judges.
    • We will be able to attend all of the concurrent sessions, exhibit hall, and conference gala.
    • We will be able to take part in the exciting parade and other recognition activities.
    • Our participation in the final round at the World Conference is optional. The early bird conference registration fee is $699 US Dollars per team presenter and the regular conference registration fee is $799 US Dollars per team presenter.
    • *Fees subject to change.

Team Information

Include purpose, quality tools used, and results, including project savings. Please provide a well-written description (see example below), as it will be used in award publicity. (100 word maximum)

This project focused on reducing scrap by 50 percent from a stainless-steel, tube-forming process. The team followed a Six Sigma DMAIC approach to achieve an annual cost savings of $220,000 and utilized tools such as Pareto charts, YX diagrams, process mapping, gage R&R, statistical test of proportions, ANOVA, ROI, and others for solution identification and final improvement recommendations. The project impacted the organization's procedures for product testing, tracking, and setup.

Total word Count : 0 words.

*Stakeholders (list roles and include names, if provided):

Suppliers

Process

Customers

*The “Gap”- see Criterion 1.2.1.2

*Metrics:

Metric/Measure

Baseline

Results

*Tools/Approaches Used Throughout:

Project Selection / Baseline

Possible Root causes/ Improvement opportunities

Final Root causes/ Improvement opportunities

Validation & Justification

Results

ASQ will use the following information to avoid conflicts of interest during the judging process.

This information will be kept confidential.

Contact Information

(All communications will be e-mailed to this contact.)

*Feedback



1 - very difficult
2 - difficult
3 - neutral
4 - easy
5 - very easy

*Payment Information

(Entries will not be processed until payment is received.)

Payment by Credit Card
       After you click Submit on this online entry form, you will be provided
       with a link to our secure e-retail form so you can submit payment.
    

Payment by Check
       After you click Submit on this online entry form, Mail check for $699 USD
       per Regular Team Entry OR $199 USD per K-12 Public Education Team Entry,
       along with a copy of this completed Team Entry form to:

       ASQ
       Attn: ITEA Entry Fee
       P.O. Box 3066
       Milwaukee, WI, USA 53201-3066
       
 
Payment by International Wire Transfer to ASQ
       After you click Submit on this online entry form, Wire Funds (include $25 to cover bank fees) in U.S. dollars to:

       PNC Bank N.A.; 4100 W. 150th Street; Cleveland, OH 44135
       SWIFT Code: PNCCUS33
       For credit to American Society for Quality, account # 4245714835
       
 

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests received after processing of entry materials will incur a $100 US Dollars processing fee. Any cancellations received after September 8, 2017 will result in forfeiture of the full entry fee.

 * By checking this box, you grant ASQ and its affiliates a perpetual royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce and publish the entry materials, or portions thereof, in connection with the operation and promotion of the International Team Excellence Recognition Award Process and Program. This authorization is granted to ASQ, 600 North Plankinton Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53203, USA.
 * By checking this box, you affirm the accuracy and reliability of all submitted materials and that these materials truthfully represent your project. You also affirm that your organization has not received any coaching or consulting services around this project as it relates to the ITEA Process.

Please print this completed form for your future reference.

If you have any questions, please call 1-414-274-2104 or email itea@asq.org.


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