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The 2018 Innovation Award seeks to gather and recognize innovative best practices in defect detection. This can be right at the press, in-line/part of the molding cell, or even in a secondary operation. Innovation in defect detention could highlight decreased defective PPM score, increased throughput, reduction in labor, faster reaction times., use of engineering techniques, use of vision systems, etc. MAPP will begin collecting submissions in mid-June!
At MAPP's core lives the mission to connect and share innovative best practices. Every year, MAPP's board of directors selects a relevant and topical "theme" for the innovation award. MAPP members are encouraged to submit their company's best practice in this theme. Submissions are sent out to the MAPP membership - and winners are voted on and selected by their peers. Previous topics include: SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die) Carts, Water Manifold Systems and Automation Deployment. Winners of the Innovation award are recognized on stage at MAPP's annual Benchmarking and Best Practices Conference each October in Indianapolis in front of more than 600 of their peers. Winners also receive a check, free registration to specific events and recognition in MAPP's national publications.
MAPP's leadership team believes that being innovator requires nothing more than owning what you do and having pride in it. Innovation isn't something a company or an individual does separate from their everyday work. Instead, innovation is a means of taking a look at the work you and your colleagues do and seeing how you can do it better!
Submissions will be accepted June 18 to July 20.